According to an alleged screenshot from Verizon’s internal systems, Nokia’s new variant of the Lumia 920 for Verizon will get the designation of 928. What’s more, the information has been listed in Verizon’s system with a January release, indicating that perhaps this device was delayed a bit with internal testing.
Indeed we recently did catch a Lumia variant heading through the FCC a few weeks ago and the reported device codename is ‘Laser’. Not much is known about the device except that it may have an aluminum body to help reduce the size and that a big marketing push may be accompanied by its launch.
The Nokia Lumia 928 could be Verizon’s first big flagship "hero" Windows Phone, indicating a change in direction for the carrier who up until now, have sold mid-range or non-unique Windows Phones with mild success. With a PureView camera and all the high-end features found in the Lumia 920, Verizon may position this phone as a ‘Droid alternative, giving Windows Phone more of a chance in the US to recapture market share.
Source: PhoneArena; Thanks, Jaseel E. and others, for the tip!