Nokia Lumia 822, Nokia Lumia 928 disappear from Verizon's website; Big Red says both are sold out

Nokia Lumia 822, Nokia Lumia 928 disappear from Verizon's website; Big Red says both are sold out
If you're looking to pick up a Lumia branded Windows Phone handset for your Verizon account, you are not going to be able to do it online. The Nokia Lumia 822 and Nokia Lumia 928 are both no longer showing up on Big Red's website. The nation's largest carrier says that both models are sold out, which explains their absence from the site.

But does Verizon's answer really give us the last word on this matter? Normally, if a device is sold out and is expected to be restocked, a small "Temporarily Unavailable" sign is put up. This lets the customer know that the model hasn't been completely discontinued, and will return. So we have to say that the complete removal of the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 seems a little strange.

If you have your heart and mind set on one of these two phones, you might want to call some of the Verizon locations in your area to see if you can find a store that has either unit in stock. Or, you might consider the HTC One (M8) for Windows, or the Samsung ATIV SE. These two Windows Phone models are still available from Verizon's website.



source: WindowsCentral

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Lumia 822
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)
Lumia 928
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

The best phones never stay in stock for long. These things have been selling like hotcakes and the 928/930 has the snapdragon 810 while the other companies are struggling to get that beast into their flagships. The Lumia line is a step ahead of all the competition.

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

WHAT??? :Skeptical: The 928 has a Snapdragon S4 Plus (Dual Core) & the 930 a Snapdragon 800 (Quad Core).

3. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

waiting for nokia 940 with s805 3gb ram

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the s805 is just a joke of an upgrade .. Qualcomm only launched it because of the delay of the 810

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Uh, they ran out of stock because Verizon didn't want them. Neither did they even keep the Icon for more than a few months. Face it, WP sucks.

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah WP sucks so much that it influenced modern UI design language within software on the planet. Haters will hate.

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Too bad you are wrong. Going to a flat UI is something Google did before WP came out. Not that I've met anyone who actually LIKES it. Oh and btw, Material design isn't flat. You can take your flat, lifeless Metro UI and shove it. Oh, and btw, how's your education going? Still wondering why Oracle joined Fairsearch, or you still can't put the pieces together?

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Material design is flat, but not asflat as Windows Phone.... that's the difference and it's still called flat.

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

How can an interface that sports z dimensions and encourages depth, be flat?

16. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

The man makes a valid point about Microsoft's mighty influence on design language and you dare to mock him. He is right and every time that you use Android 5.0 and IOS 8 remember that they were influenced by the mightiest operating system Windows Phone 8.1.

19. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Android 2.3 went flat and that came out before WP dude. Not accepting that fact changes nothing. And FYI, if you used KDE 3.x back way in 2003 you could have a non flat or flat UI. So who was first, really? And I don't care really as I think all flat designs suck. Metro is the worst with no frames or lines or any UI guidelines. Material at least preserves some depth so as to not be completely flat like the rest.

20. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Lol you are a certified mad man i suggest you get your head checked. Even Android fans know that you are full of crap, do us a favor show us that Google did Flat before Windows Phone?. Saying that Material design is not Flat shows just how disconnected from reality you are. http://www.developer-tech.com/news/2014/jun/26/googles-material-design-pays-homage-microsofts-flat-cross-platform-modern-ui/ Not knocking Google because what Google did is just part of a larger trend worldwide. In terms of oracle i have no idea what you are talking about was i supposed to find out why Oracle joined Fair search, cause if that was the case i was not aware. In any case Oracle joined Fairsearch because Googles Android OS free of charge dispensation representation established anti competitive predatory pricing. If you have another answer why Oracle joined feel free to explain. .

24. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"Even Android fans know that you are full of crap, do us a favor show us that Google did Flat before Windows Phone?. Saying that Material design is not Flat shows just how disconnected from reality you are." Dialer buttons flattened, full flat look in Version 3 then 4. Android was already going flat before WP came out. See the trend for yourself here. http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4059/NS-4990.jpg Of course, again, KDE did it before anyone and had as an option, a flat UI for all window decorations. "In any case Oracle joined Fairsearch because Googles Android OS free of charge dispensation representation established anti competitive predatory pricing." And Oracle who owns sun, gives out, free of charge, Sun's Java under the GPL and also has its own Linux distro. It's a bit hypocritical, don't ya think? Not to mention MS gives out WP for free now, so darn, what are they going to say about that. Doesn't matter. It's a well known fact that MS is the one running the show. Funny how also Nokia joined them, cause you know, Nokia, who championed GPL stuff like QT all of a sudden under a MS loser all of a sudden hates google.

25. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Since I can't edit... Again, if people who aren't in the search business like Oracle and Nokia join fairsearch, are they really interested in what they say, or are they just there to spread sht about nothing for MS?

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Troll too much huh, you should see a doctor...

10. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Why? Because Verizon didn't want the Icon and ditched it in less than 8 months?

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Cuz a newer version is coming, geeeez you should definitely see a doctor....

14. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sure, and the reason why they couldn't keep selling the phone like every other phone they stocked is, what?

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They don't want the icon, cuz now they got One M8 for Windows...

18. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Can't stock more than one WP? They offer the M8 with android, the Moto stuff which seems to be their favorite and Samsung stuff. The 930 still is going right?

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That makes sense. They are pretty old phones, and outdated at that. The 822 is over two years old. This could also mean that they are getting new windows phones too.

6. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

You can buy a mint condition Lumia 822 on Ebay for $70-$90. It's been updated to WP 8.1 Denim, has 16GB storage, microSD slot, 1GB of RAM, fast Snapdragon S4 Plus cpu, and front and back cameras. It's also unlocked and works with both Verizon 4G LTE and Tmobile/AT&T HSPA+. It's a much better buy than a Lumia 530 or 635. I have a Lumia 822 so I know all the above is true.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

The 822 is an awesome deal and yes, it does work on domestic GSM carriers quite well. Makes one heck of a backup device. I have a limited edition grey one waiting in the wings if need be...

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

:-/ I have a Lumia 520 that I got for $20 from Amazon for AT&T Prepaid as one of my backup phones. I had bought a Lumia 635 a month before for $80 and returned it. It just wasn't worth $80, the hardware was excellent but Windows Phone just can't be used as a daily driver. It's missing too many crucial apps. Right around the same time that I bought the 520 the 635 went on sale for $40 on Amazon and I thought to myself, "Nah. It's still not worth $40, because of the app ecosystem." That's pretty bad when I can't even justify paying $20 extra for a phone with LTE because it really won't do what I need it to do. I love the UI, and I love the hardware, I don't love the missing apps. To me Windows Phone is only one step up from a feature phone.

22. unklmik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

I'd say from experience in dealing with Verizon that they could basically care less if Microsoft ever releases another Lumia or not. Or any other Windows phone either. They may, or may not, have new Windows handsets in place by Q4 2015. Got a 928 for sale if anyone is interested. Bought new July 2013; running Developer Preview 8.1.

26. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks do not get shocked if "Verizon wont ever again sell the Nokia lumia 822 or the 928. because Verizon will probably be told by Microsoft that it's no longer having the Nokia Lumia 822 or the 928 manufactured but will offer Verizon the Microsoft branded 535 ,Verizon Icon, or a New Microsoft branded smart phone that is the equivalent in specs to the Nokia Lumia 928 and 822. Like I said before Microsoft is now in the process of replacing all Nokia Lumia branded smart phones with Microsoft branded "Lumia" smart phones. however Microsoft may offer Verizon the Nokia lumia 521, 530, 535, 730, 735, 830 but all these Nokia Lumia smart phones will be discontinued soon and New Microsoft branded equivalents put in the market place. Verizon may already been told this and now does not want to sell any Nokia Lumia Windows smart phones that will soon not be Manufactured ANYMORE !

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