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More details emerge about Verizon’s upcoming flagship Nokia Lumia 928

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More details emerge about Verizon’s upcoming flagship Nokia Lumia 928
If the latest tips being passed along mean anything, it looks like Verizon will indeed have a distinctive device to offer on the Windows Phone front next month.

Two sources of information are coming together and revealing that the Lumia 928, codenamed “Laser,” will also be blessed with an aluminum body like the rumored “Catwalk” which is said to be on its way to T-Mobile USA.

For the Lumia 928, which was leaked to us earlier this month, in addition to the aluminum body, the camera has been augmented with a xenon/LED flash arrangement. The new body will make the 928 lighter and little thinner than its Lumia 920 cousin. The shape of the device may resemble the Lumia 720 more than the 920. Other internals, such as the CPU and memory are expected to be the same. The Lumia 928 will also support simultaneous voice and LTE.

There is some conflicting rumor information related to storage on the Lumia 928, The Verge is asserting that the device will have 32GB of storage with no microSD expansion, like the Lumia 920. A purported Verizon employee is leaking that the device will have 16GB of storage with microSD support up to 64GB. Moreover, the Lumia 928 will have the same color options we have come to expect from the new generation of Windows Phone 8 devices, black, white, red and cyan.

The Lumia 928 is apparently slated for a release in April, though no firm date has been offered. Pricing is not official either, but full retail might be $550 and the subsidized price will be $200 unless Nokia works a deal (which is possible given how long the Lumia 822 has been free with a two-year agreement). The tipster also provided some insight about Verizon’s excitement over Windows Phone.

“Verizon's going to steer away from Android advertising until the S4 and whatever Moto launches in June. Spring is time for change, and the Z10 and the Windows Phones will be leading the pack.

You would not believe the conversations about Windows Phones that the financial departments are having. They're about $100 cheaper to Verizon than Android phones, and about $150 cheaper than iPhones. This benefit will trickle down soon.

I attended a meeting where the head of finance for a whole region specifically told us to make sure there was a specific reason a customer was NOT getting a Windows Phone. For example, if someone just browses the web and emails, they want that person in a Windows Phone. The phones are just cheaper to the company. Less subsidy and less tech support costs.”

sources: WPCentral and The Verge

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:21 25

1. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

Long live Nokia!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:32 10

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Nokia's Hero Device is coming verizon......lucky to wait.......it will hit damn sure......can't wait to see........nokia fans have so many choices.....Material: Poly. or Alum. and Color: Yellow, Red, Cyan, White, Black, or Gray, Nokia now you are confusing us to get which phone...920 or 928

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 16:52 13

3. evarod48 (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

this news was released this morning, but PA was too deep in the S4

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:19

20. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

I would fully break down the business of web views to you but I'll keep it simple.

Nokia + Windows phone is a joke.
Samsung and the S4 is the real deal.

Take any random mention of the Galaxy S4 versus this announcement and compare the page views and comments.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:14 7

4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Awesome, too bad it can't be bought Worldwide, because America isn't the only nation in the world. .... -_-

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:29 3

5. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

They haven't mentioned that it wont yet (unless I missed that). The Verizon 8X is a World Phone.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:33 4

6. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

I'll just wait for the next Lumia Flagship ...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 17:49 2

7. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

I'm waiting for the next Lumia flagship also, the 920 won't be released in the cyan color in Europe, to bad ...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 18:03 3

8. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Your giving the 920 a miss because of its colour?! White and Red are good colours! I'm only stuck on my Lumia 800 because of a stupid 24 month plan.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:20 3

11. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

I have a cyan Lumia 900, and i personally prefer blue/cyan, so yes because of it's color....

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 23:46

13. charms55 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Most these phones make it to international. Keeping my fingers crossed. So far quite reluctant to give up my aluminum Titan, but waiting for the fabled Nokia on the horizon might move me to WP8 finally.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 00:07 1

15. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Verizon phones are on the CDMA network, which is rare outside the US. Some of their LTE (data-only) radios work on international carriers, but don't expect a worldwide version (though perhaps a global version with an added SIM slot but typically only available at full retail price).

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 02:07

16. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Thanks mate ;)

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 18:21 4

10. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Jealous!!! Welcome back xenon. I laugh at the notion that the "others" will follow suit. Just like the camera. All trying to best Nokia. They can't! They just can't!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 20:24

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Specs still remain unchanged and just a aluminum upgrade.
Atleast upgrade the camera and CPU, GPU. Still in "Beta"
Look at the Htc One X, Experia Arc S.™®©

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 02:09 3

17. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

and still runs 100x better then any android high phy end models with these specs and yes on any spec performs better then android

performance vise if u ever had a chance to use wp8 and i did used it side by side

low end WP8 > mid range Android
mid range WP8 >> high end android
high end WP8 >>> flag ship Android

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 00:03

14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Cyan seems unlikely as that has been reserved for AT&T in the U.S. (and for the 900 and 920, worldwide, as I recall)

And the garish verizon logo would clash with that blue.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 03:07

18. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Sweet is was waiting for this beast, aslo i am waiting for the EOS!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:11

19. rembo65 (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

you gotta be kidding me...ONE hour after I purchased a Lumia 920! fml (jk)

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