Rumor: Verizon to sell version of Nokia Lumia 720 as Lumia 729

Nokia announced the mid-range Lumia 720 in February and since then the Windows Phone 8 device has gone on sale in other parts of the world; we even reviewed the phone in late June. Now a new rumor claims that a variant of the Lumia 720 will make its way to the US, via Verzion, under the name the Lumia 729.

WMPoweruser.com is reporting this unconfirmed rumor, which includes an image of what it says is a marketing render of the Nokia Lumia 729. The render shows the front and back of the device, and the back image includes a PureView label for the smartphone's camera. The current Lumia 720 does not have Nokia's PureView hardware inside. The article has no info on the hardware specs of this rumored phone, nor any word of a launch date or price.

The current Nokia Lumia 720 has a 4.3 inch screen, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage and a 6.7 megapixel rear camera. Our review of the device was quite favorable and if this story is true it will be interesting to see if the Lumia 729 has some other hardware upgrades inside.

Source: WMPoweruser.com | Image via WMPoweruser.com

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Can someone explain to me the reason for different model numbers for different carriers. This is the one thing I just don't understand with Nokia and Windows Phone. They have every number from 1 to 1024.

JHBrown said,
Can someone explain to me the reason for different model numbers for different carriers. This is the one thing I just don't understand with Nokia and Windows Phone. They have every number from 1 to 1024.

This isn't exclusive to Nokia... As the devices are different, they get different names (often at the demand of the carrier so they have something unique to market)...

I thought some apps wouldn't work with 512MB Ram? I know it was only a handful, but still.. Would be better for the Windows Brand if they didn't make phones that couldn't run all the apps.. I understand older iPhones and Androids can't run all apps too, but newly released devices should be able to run all apps in the app store on day 1 IMO.

Fus10n said,
I thought some apps wouldn't work with 512MB Ram? I know it was only a handful, but still.. Would be better for the Windows Brand if they didn't make phones that couldn't run all the apps.. I understand older iPhones and Androids can't run all apps too, but newly released devices should be able to run all apps in the app store on day 1 IMO.

I don't think you can hold back your entire development community like that, especially with games... If you get a low end device, just like a low end computer, that's a risk you take. With that said, they have worked very hard to keep that list minimal, which I commend them on.