By all accounts, the Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon, an exclusive variant of the 92x series, is doing quite well. Verizon has steadily picked up Windows Phone market share in the US, mostly at the expense of AT&T and it helped bring a flagship Nokia device to one of the most important carriers in the States.
Currently, the Lumia 928 is only offered in glossy White or Black and while the device has a solid specification list, it could stand to be spiced up a bit in the looks department. That’s why the 1328 OS ROM spotted on NaviFirm Plus with the label RM-860 VAR VRZ RED (059R227) has piqued our interest. The other two versions, both white and black, are already listed but that Red variant and product code is something new.
Could Verizon be looking to refresh their Lumia 928 lineup with a dash of red? It certainly looks plausible. We’ve seen AT&T do as much in the past with the Lumia 900, so there is precedence for this kind of addition by a carrier. Plus we’ve always wondered why Verizon didn’t opt for a Red Lumia 928 from day one—seems kind of obvious seeing as that’s their official color.
We’ll just have to sit back and see what happens, but if you were thinking of grabbing a Lumia 928 for you or a loved one, you may want to hold back a few weeks as this could be close to release.
Thanks, AR2186, for the tip!