Report: Nokia Lumia 928 to launch on Verizon with $25 Windows Phone Store credit

Report: Nokia Lumia 928 to launch on Verizon with $25 Windows Phone Store credit
Verizon's Nokia Lumia 928 is expected to be introduced on May 14th when Nokia hosts a press event in London. Already, third party accessory manufacturers have started selling their wares for the smartphone. Now comes a report from @evleaks that says that Verizon will be giving out a $25 credit for the Windows Phone Store to buyers of the Nokia Lumia 928.

The idea behind giving out the gift card is to help those coming to the Windows Phone 8 flavored handset from another platform, 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

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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)



1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Brilliant idea. Should be available with the purchase of every new windows phone.

2. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 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: Jul 16, 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: Mar 07, 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 unregistered

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.

6. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

i will do a Jailbreak to your a S S :D

8. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 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 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: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Have you ever downloaded a song that you didn't pay for?

10. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Aug 27, 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: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

that's one way of encouraging people not just to buy the phone but increase the app ecosystem

12. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

A very good idea. MS & Nokia is doing an excellent work with WP.

14. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

nokia for second place in a few years?

15. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

They now can bring it back some cash for all time WP users dont yoy think?

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