Report: Nokia Lumia 928 to launch on Verizon with $25 Windows Phone Store credit
repurchase premium apps that they are abandoning when they leave their current phone. Microsoft is doing everything possible to make switching to Windows Phone smooth and easy. For example, their Switch to Windows Phone app for Android takes the current list of downloaded apps on an Android handset and looks for the Windows Phone version of each one. If an exact match cannot be found, the closest match will be suggested. That list is then sent to the cloud from where it can be retrieved from the newly purchased Windows Phone model.
The Nokia Lumia 928 is expected to offer similar specs as the Nokia Lumia 920, but with a slightly thinner footprint and a Xenon flash.
source: @evleaks via WMPoweruser
1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Brilliant idea. Should be available with the purchase of every new windows phone.
2. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I don't think $25 of credit is going to get many people on board. Hopefully the phone itself comes out extraordinarily well in performance and looks.
3. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
lolz....install blackmart on android or jailbreak on iOS and get all paid apps for free..which is better, $25 apps or infinite apps?
4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
The attitude of yours is the actual problem. Jailbreak. Jailbreak. Jailbreak. That's all i hear from android users. Are you so stingy to the extent of being unwilling to pay a few bucks for apps and games? App and software developers have a family to feed and they need to earn money. If you jailbreak a phone to root it or use custom roms it;s a different story; if you jailbreak it to for such purposes you are simply being unethical, selfish and inconsiderate.
5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2710; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I'm with you on this. It amazes me how complacent people are with something that completely equates to theft. It's disgusting behavior & it's flat out wrong. I think the same of piracy when it comes to music & movies, too. It destroys the industry & inflates prices for everyone else. I don't buy many apps or make many in-game purchases, but I would never steal them either.
8. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
I hate this attitude.. everyone around me has android or apple devices and 90% of those are jailbreaked.. for what? for getting free apps. the people i know are not going for android becasue its open-source (heck they don't even know what that means) or more customisble they do that because they can get apps for free. I am myself a developer (though nothing in the store yet but coming soon) and have decided to go for windows phone for this reason itself. people cant jailbreak or get apps from anywhere else but the store. If you like the app you gotta buy it..it is a great thing for us developers who hardly make any money now-a-days. In the coming months i see more developers getting on wp for this reason and android and ios getting apps for free with in app purchases (just time untill even that gets bypassed) and wp devs generating more revenue than other os devs
9. Lousclues (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Have you ever downloaded a song that you didn't pay for?
10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
I practice this "make up for it" attitude since i love collecting stuff. For example i might have watched the Ironman movies in the cinemas, but i would download a free bluray copy and keep it instead of buying a copy - yup, that's still piracy. But, there is a limit on how much a person can spend, unless you are filthy rich.
And then i make up for it by buying authentic merchandises - those authentic scale models by HotToys which are licensed, a single model can cost up to $400, and limited editions - a lot higher. I have no qualms spending thousands of bucks on this hobby of collecting merchandise. The manufacturers of these products need to pay licensing fees so it is equivalent to supporting the related product.
However, this kind of thing doesnt apply to app purchases. If i can afford big bucks on my hobbies there is no reason for me not to pay 2 or 3 bucks for an app. If CDs and BluRay discs are expensive to you that is understandable, but there are no excuses for not paying for an app when it's priced low. For me i simply prefer to spend on merchandise than on Discs, i cant buy both.
11. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
umm i used to do that but once i realised that all of those i pirated i stopped doing that!. inow use nokia music to get those songs..those are legal and free( for lumia owners). ill switch to nokia music+ once its available in my country.
13. Altair (Posts: 340; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Excactly how I see things by myself.
Although the best games I like, are those with online stuff. These games cannot be used by warez version.
7. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
that's one way of encouraging people not just to buy the phone but increase the app ecosystem
12. Altair (Posts: 340; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
A very good idea. MS & Nokia is doing an excellent work with WP.
14. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
nokia for second place in a few years?
15. Muzhhur (Posts: 248; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
They now can bring it back some cash for all time WP users dont yoy think?