Microsoft Devices Gave An Exclusive Preview of the Lumia 930
Last month, Microsoft Devices invited us to their office for a brief preview of what we believe to be the most beautifully crafted phone from them to date: the Lumia 930. At one point, the Lumia 930 was known as the Lumia Icon. As the Lumia Icon, it was only available within the U.S. via a single mobile service provider: Verizon. In terms of specifications, the Lumia 930 very closely mimics that of its bigger brother, the Lumia 1520. What's different about these two phones is that the Lumia 1520 has a 6-inch diplay, while the Lumia 930 is an inch smaller at 5-inches.
Another difference between this phone and the Lumia 1520 is the distinct lack of an expandable storage card slot, which means the only storage that the Lumia 930 has is its own internal storage capacity, coupled with the free 15GB of cloud space storage given by Microsoft's OneDrive.
During the walkthrough, we were also informed that Microsoft Devices would be rolling out the latest Lumia CYAN update for all of its Windows Phone 8.1 devices under the Lumia lineup sometime within the third quarter of 2014.
The Lumia 930 is already available at authorized Nokia Stores and resellers and will retail at a price point of RM1,999. In addition to the phone, Nokia will also be offering a free Nokia Treasure Tag, a 4,400mAh power bank, and a Flip Cover in order to protect the device.
Steve Chan, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Malaysia, and Serena Siew, Communications Manager - Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei holding up the new Lumia 930.