Nokia announces Lumia 928 destined for Verizon, available May 16th

Colour us surprised, but not so. Nokia has announced the Lumia 928, which will be heading to Verizon and will be available May 16th. According to a post over on Nokia Conversations, we're looking at a new flagship Windows Phone from Nokia that confirms previous rumoured specifications. Pricing for the Lumia 928 will be $99.99 after a $50 main-in-rebate, when taken out with a two-year contract. 

The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (PureMotion HD+), 8.7MP camera (PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS and Xenon flash), 4G LTE connectivity, wireless charging, three HAAC microphones and a loud speaker. It's an improved Lumia 920. Check out a quick video with Ifi Majid, who heads up product marketing in North America, showing off the new Nokia Windows Phone:

As a limited time offer, those who purchase the Nokia Lumia 928 will get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games.

Update: Nokia US added this video to introduce the Lumia 928 on Verizon, showing off unique features:

Source: Nokia Conversations

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  • Why NO COLORS?? Wheres Red and Cyan looks like the wait will continue
  • ^
  • Get a white one and some magic markers...
  • Or buy and wait a month till gelaskin make a skin for it and turn it any color you want
  • Chill out
  • He has the option to wait. Nobody can force him to buy white.
  • Exactly
  • I'd be willing to try *cracks knuckles*
  • Agreed Brad. NO COLOR, so the wait continues...great job Verizon, you don't have the phone I want. I want a color one !!!
  • It's funny so many people ask for colors, but if you look at the actual sales of any phones, the black outsells every other color by a huge margin. I am not surprised if Nokia/Verizon want to go slow on colors so that they can effectively manage inventories. Once/if it generates enough interest I guess the colors will come.
  • Yea that makes sense, thinkin it will be another couple months before colors come like when the red Lumia 822 came about 3 months later than the original colors. Thinkin I might cave and just get a white one, gonna be covered in a case anyway but ill give it some time
  • Perhaps the sales vs forum comments doesn't do it any justice. Clearly ppl talking on the forums want color and the ppl buying the phones clearly just want the phone, no color necessary. 
  • How about a case?  I wouldn't use a phone without one, so the color of the phone is not as important to me.  I have a blue case on my black 822.
  • Me too. Phone stays in case to keep it mint condition.
  • So it's all their fault they don't have colored ones yet to suit your specific wants...oh darn
  • The go to T-MO and get a color low end device...This is one nice device wish my carrier got it. rather than the low end job.
  • While I still think this looks like a great phone (and would possibly end up getting black anyway), I am sad to see them not offering many colors. It has become somewhat synonymous with the Lumia brand--doesn't seem like the best idea to stray from that. Just like I was sad that I couldn't get a 920 in cyan here in Europe (or the grey)!
  • As it says, it's a Verizon phone. Verizon doesn't want the colors for some reason and yes it sucks. Look at the 822, also no colors. Verizon is dumb hahaha
  • It has red...
  • No red, limited only I tried getting one back in April. Only silver, black white.
  • Oh, alright.
  • I know the guy's holding a white phone, but where are you seeing there are no colors? I don't see the color options disclosed anywhere.
    Edit: Just watched their promo video as well, which only has white. Doesn't look too promising, but still wonder if it's confirmed to not have other colors.
    Double edit: Even the Windows Phone Blog says just black and again, I guess not too promising.
  • Exactly!!!!!  Where are all the colorful options WP8 is known for??
  • Well, if Verizon does not want enything but black or white it's their choice. This is an exclusive device. I kind of expect to see the global device announced next week Wednesday with the colours..
  • Its hard to offer colors on a metal body; the colors scratch off and fade making the phone look terrible which lowers its marketing value.  If you had a colored phone, dents and chinks in the metal body would become quickly apparent within a month.  Friends would look at it and be turned off by it.
  • Lol!  My Nokia N8 completely disagrees with you...still pristine after two years in its Blue, aluminum body.
  • Is it anodized aluminum?
  • My green N8 still looks great.  It's in my pocket as I type.  No cover, either.  :-) 
    I'm jonesing for a Nokia EOS, assuming MS can iron out some of the wrinkles with WP in the mean time.  For the present, however, I'm continually amazed at how efficient and smooth Symbian Belle Refresh is.  Not the sexiest OS, but man is it functional.
  • White is sexy on my 920 and anyway 99% of people I see don't have a white phone. Would red, yellow, etc be a cool and welcome addition? Absolutely. Is the lack of those colors a deal breaker? Shouldn't be, especially considering how good white looks with Nokia's designs.
  • Everyone usually wants specs, specs, specs on here....and now I hear them whine about color options and say they won't buy this great specked phone because they can't have it in their favorite color? Oh brother....
  • Well, I can't say I'm not disappointed in the lack of colors, especially red, but I'll make due. I'll have to see them in person to decide between black and white.
  • Well... I've got a yellow 928...
    Only it's without the 8... ;)
  • Buy a case. Pick your own color.
  • I did a quick look for cases for this phone on Amazon.. oddly they show the phone itself in Red and Yellow.
    They could and probably are mock-ups, but maybe they are adding colour post launch. 
  • Look closely and you'll see the red/yellow shown are 920's.
  • yea those are 920's. look at the edges and also look where the longer xenon flash should be, there is only a smaller little led flash not taking up the full space.
  • I'm holding out for beige.
    I'll be there day one.  Been waiting a long time for this on big V.  Looks awesome.
  • The first comment...
  • This is a pre-launch reveal so not everything is shown. Don't worry, you can always get a nice hot pink case for it.
  • What is the matter with people??? V finally gets a real N phone and we complain about what color it is? Holy crap we are a bunch of spoiled brats.
  • Lol. Yep
  • Why do all the good phones go to At&t. Why can't Verizon get a badass phone like the 920? what? Verizon just announced that they're going to sell a phone better than the 920? But I wanted a Henna colored one!!! This is crap. I'm switching to Sprint.
  • You people that are complaining about there not being enough colors make me laugh. Go with AT&T then.
  • About bloody time!
  • ^this. Verizon could have had my money for some time and I will be paying full price as I just got the 8X in November.
  • Nice! You'll love Nokia support, I love it on my 920. :)
  • I wonder if Sprint is going to play their usual game of "Monkey see, monkey do" with Verizon and release/announce their WP8 handsets soon.
  • As a Sprint Customer, I can only hope this happens. I don't care what causes them to release the phones, i just want it done.
  • I like it, and I like the fact that it is announced today and is available next week, not next month.
  • Good point!  I think this device looks really good; I have a white Lumia 900 and I always have in one of 4 different cases that I use, so it's nice to see this device, in white, in all of it's glory.  I believe this device is going to sell very well.
    One day I will brave it, and not use case :)
  • Yes Nokia played this well. If the 928 wasn't available until next month that would've been a huge disappointment.
  • +1
  • Agree, availability next week is great. The momentum for WP is strong so I'm expecting great sales of Lumia 928. Hopefully the supply pipes are loaded with components and manufacuring capacity. Would be a pity if availability would be short.
  • You do realise until the media blitz starts stating only at Verizon, no one other then tech site junkies know this phone is available...
  • I went to my local Verizon store (company owned) and they explained that they won't have the phone on the 16th, but that they will be allowed to order one that day. Which is a bit of a let down. I don't know if every store is like that or if it is just the store I went to. Thankfully there is a Microsoft Store here that will be getting it in-stock.
  • May 16th.. That's a quick turn around time.
  • Now that's a good promotional video!
  • I agree.
  • yeah, this is great!  Now if only they'd publish the heck out of it.
  • Damn why didn't I wait?!
  • That is a gorgeous phone.
  • I Second That, Absolutely Gorgeous plus with the aluminum body it looks like it will feel lighter and better in the hand than my slightly slippery 920.
  • Is it aluminum? I thought that the Catwalk was the aluminum one.
  • Every preview I've read has said aluminum body that was sleek and felt great in hand. That is my only complaint about my 920 which is a little bulky and slippery slick.
  • Its NOT aluminium. Upcoming phones will be a mixed construction with polycarbonate and alu.
  • Did you actually watch the video?
  • Well Yea, three times... Doesn't say anything about the body, which does admittedly look like polycarbonate, but I was going by every preview I've read in the last couple of months that said it was aluminum. Now I just read at Endgadget it is indeed a polycarbonate. Excuse Me :P
  • Um... I thought the 928 was Poly-carbonate.
    The rumor is that Cake-Walk is their aluminum model.
  • Ha! Cake Walk. Funny.
  • Hope they make an international version for us not based in the US.
  • if they do it needs to be priced around $400-450. This is no longer the hardware of a $650 phone.
  • Says who? The 920 / 928 is still a beast of a phone, still holding onto a firm grasp against the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4
  • I think what you meant to say was its not the processor of a £600 phone based on a non-analogous platform. As anyone with a modicum of sense would see an 8.7mp stabilized camera, 32gig storage 768p screen at 60fps with clear black, wireless charging, xennon flash and 4g radios a bloody good deal for the price. But you go ahead and dismiss it because its not got 8 cores.
  • ::claps::
  • wow i think i love u
  • I know that's Right! Awesome Deal for that kind of hardware!
  • If you've been here long enough, you'll learn to ignore ammarmalik2011. ammarmalik2011 is the designated WP8 negative commenter on this board.
  • I think he got lost from Android Central and doesn't know how to get back,
  • Hopefully he's not using an iPhone for directions.
  • HaHa, That^ was hilarious... As Kelso would say "Burn!"
  • He has a point though...
  • About it not having 8 cores? Yeah, that's enough to put anyone off.
  • Now THAT was a good post. Kellzea, I dub you Hell-yea!
  • is the screen still considered "super sensitive" like the 920/820 and is responsive when wearing gloves and whatnot?
  • Yes. This device is in no way inferior to 920. Only improvements, or similar features.
  • Except no colors.
  • Colors don't make a phone. Hardware does. ...and software
  • i still want a red or cyan phone lol.  the colors do make a phone on top of what else you mentioned. it gives it personality and makes it original.
  • Personally, I really like the yellow lumia 920s, but you could always get a cover for your phone to make it any color you want.
  • very true but i feel like cases take away from the design of the phone. i usually get a case for when i go somewhere where i can damage the phone, but otherwise i dont use one and just get the insurance for it in case i drop it.
  • Its Aluminum, so maybe you can powdercoat it to any color of your choice.
  • custom job? wonder how expensive that would be.
  • Check out, they'll hook you up with whatever color you want. Only downside is that you'll void your warranty.
  • have you ever gotten anything done by them before?  fine print seems to say that they will then take on your warranty instead of having to go to your carrier/manufacturer but i'd have to read it more carefully.  just curious how legit this site is.
  • I haven't had any work done by them, but I've heard they do excellent work. I get the same take when I read their fine print as well. Contact them, hearing the word straight from the "horse's mouth" is always the best. You could also bing Colorware results to get other customers opinions as well.
  • thanks! may just do this as soon as i know my phone is working perfectly without issue and confirm some of the details in regards to warranty. get the matte black one too, probably easier to cover unless they fine sandblast down the original paint job regardless of color/finish of original.  thanks for the recommendation!
  • This is a polycarbonate device. Not aluminium.
  • ok. that shouldn't stop them from being able to repaint it, though.
  • true. but that would be a ludicrous waste of money. people are stupid though, so anything is possible.
  • yea i just saw a custom iphone purchased directly from them is over a grand. jeez lmao. think i'll just wait longer for red and cyan to eventually make their way to the shelves. if they never get announced i can always go with the black one and get a gelaskin for it (they should have a 928 template by then).
  • its not ALUMINUM...
  • I thought the back plate was aluminum in the 928. No?
  • nope it's polycarbonate
  • Than get a case or
  • tacky and takes away from the design of the phone
  • Depends on the case.  So I take it you won't be getting the Lumia 928?
    You can always go with the 920 if color is that important to you....
  • will probably cave and get one because i dont want to potentially wait months down the line for new colors. guess i can find quality skins that fit the shape of the phpne perfectly or find some other means to differentiate it color wise. i could go with the 920, sure, i debated that 2 months ago when my contract was up, but i don't want AT&T.  have always had reliable and fast data service with verizon.
  • Looks nice, some nice upgrades on the 920. Seems its only offered in that color?
  • It raises question as what they will announce on 14th then? EOS?
  • I thought Instagram was supposed to be announced along with this phone?
  • Exactly...had to scroll a while to see someone ask this. I was starting to wonder if I was the only one with this question.  :-)
  • And / or Catwalk, and don't forget about the next Here version
  • They're announcing "Catwalk" on the 14th. Ya know, the aluminum-body variant of the 920 for T-mobile.
  • Ooh I can't wait! I'm finally going to be able to walk into my store and pick up the phone I want.
  • Looks really good. AMOLED with the brightness capabilities as the 920? Nice. Can't wait to see what happens in the fall.
  • Why just Verizon?? Why not the rest of the world??
  • Um it is available in the rest of the world. Its called the 920.
  • I wouldn't say 920 as our phones are slightly different lol.
    But there could possibly be a 925 :P
  • Because the screen is AMOLED, does anyone know if it has a pentile subpixel arrangement or not?
  • Let's not get vulgar ;)
  • Bwahaha. Get your head out of the gutter.
  • Could go either way. Nokia has used both pentile and rgb oled in the past and did not use the + moniker that Samsung uses to differentiate. To my knowledge there is no 1280x768 4.5" amoled screen on any Samsung phone currently on the market so there is no reference (the Lumia 900/820 used the screen of the galaxy s2) Since there are pentile 1080p amoled screens on the market (which is about the same resolution as rgb 720P) there's no technical reason why it wouldn't be be full rgb but historically consumers don't care about actual resolution just specs so they may go pentile just to save money. So in short... we don't know yet.
  • I wish they had some of the color on the front of the phone. But I'm afraid most ppl that would have bought it switched to att.
  • Not true AT ALL.
  • So the differences between this and the 920, other than dimensions, are the updated speakers, AMOLED screen, HAAC mics, and...?
  • HAAC is included in the 920
  • Sorry I meant the 3-mic HAAC arrangement - I believe 920 has 2?
  • Nope, it's got 3 :) One on the bottom next to the loud speaker, one next to the earpiece (it's hiden inside) and one next to the headphone jack on the top.
  • Lumia 920 (and 820) also has HAAC mics.
  • And 720, right?
  • 3 of them?
  • 920 does. Can't speak for the rest... But I'm guessing (and it's just a guess), that for the whole HAAC principle to work you need 3 mics.
  • Three HAAC mics, does that mean that we can now record high dynamic range audio in stereo? That plus OIS would make for some killer immersive concert videos. 
    Slogan:  Nokia Lumia 928 - recording on stereoids. (wait no, that sounds like an illness)
  • I wish they would have left the logo off or put it on the back like the 8x.
  • While I'd like more color options, I can be satisfied with the white one.
    It's also nice that they are making it available right away.  The game of releasing it 1-3 months after announcing it doesn't work so well.
  • Doubt, I´m an AT&T costumer. Could I buy the 928 off contrat and use on my AT&T SIM?
  • Not likely....
  • No. Verizon doesn't use sim cards.
  • Verizon does use sim cards on their 4G phones.
  • Yes and all LTE based phones are world you might be able to use it on AT&T...
  • Verizon LTE and Global Ready phones do use a SIM.
    EDIT: Sorry, missed the reply that beat me.
  • Verizon has been using SIM cards since Q1 2011.
  • Yes you can, the new phones from verizon are gsm unlocked, you wont get lte though, only hspa
  • This.
  • No LTE? humm I will keep my 920 :) Thanks Pankaj.
  • While its true that Verizon phones are GSM unlocked, I always thought that these phones will only work in Europe given that Verizon phone in US will always try to find Verizon network first.
  • Not if you have a different carriers' SIM card in it.
  • I was wondering the same thing.
  • There is LTE but it works only on Verizon band. Maybe the AWS portion of it could work for T Mobile, but don't quote me on that. It will not work on AT&T 700MHz spectrum for sure.
  • Lte kills my 920 battery anyway.
  • It seems like they chose a more narrow corner radius for the phone's edges. I like it a lot. Might just be an optical illusion though...
  • I wish I knew enough geometry to understand what this means. :D
  • Evster is saying that the corners, while still rounded, seem sharper or more "boxy." I think they are as well, and I like the look a lot.
  • Agreed. Even with my 920, I appreciate both styles equally as much, aesthetically speaking. I must also be one of the few who doesn't mind the color selection all that much either. While I love my Red 920, either choice of black or white on the 928 is going to look more appealing than the competition, particularly with its color live tiles and all of its other hardware perks.
  • What is the full price without a new contract?  Used my upgrade on the 822 back in December.  Couldn't wait this long for a new phone, but now I am thinking I want this phone!
  • Same here, got my 8X in January but am really liking the look of this phone!
  • Specs seem good. Not a big fan of the design however...
  • This phone looks so much better in motion than those previous pictures led us to believe. I hope there is a way to use this phone in the US without signing a Verizon contract. My only concern is OLED. Isn't OLED prone to burn-in?
  • from what i've read, verizon WP8's are global unlocked so you can use the sim of any other carrier as long as it supports bands the other carrier uses. i believe this phone works on ATT but won't have LTE, just hspa.
  • Which is fine if you ask me. ATT HSPA really is pretty good for just about anything.
  • Retail not contract price is rumored to be about $549.99, so you can buy it off contract for full retail.
  • I haven't had that issue on any of my OLED devices.
    Had several AMOLED MP3 players and a Dell Venue Pro which also was AMOLED.
  • My Zune HD is oled and I have had no burn in whatsoever, super-heavy use since 2010.
  • Oh I want one pleasee
  • Not a SINGLE peep from Verizon. So nice of them to make Nokia do all of the advertising. I bet if this was a mediocre Android device sharing a name with a crappy flip-phone from the late 90's they'd have ads and announcements all over the place.
  • It's not even on their website yet. Perhaps they're waiting for the 16th for a media blitz?
  • Maybe, just maybe there is another reason. Maybe that reason is that they are currently having a sale and that sale ends May 12th. Just sayin.. sometimes there is a really simple reason. More directed at WheelmanForHire and anyone else that thinks the same.
  • The store I went to (yes a company owned Verizon Store) told me they are not getting any of the phones, they will be able to take orders on the 16th. I hope they are wrong.
  • Group text messaging?  Verizon's bizarrly crippled that feature on their other WP8 phones.  Anyone know if that still holds true on this one?  
    It's been incredibly irritating to see WPCentral continue to ignore the issue of a carrier crippling a core OS feature that many people, myself included, rely on.
  • I can group text on my Lumia 822.
  • Is that new?  Because the VZ Lumias had no group text at launch
  • This would be the first I've heard of that feature being enabled on a Verizon Lumia.  Are you sure about that?  When you go into the messaging app and tap settings, there's an option there that says "Group text" and below says "Keeps replies in one thread using MMS"?? 
  • my dad has an 822 and compared to my trophy, does not have proper group messaging like my trophy does.
  • No you can't
  • This was one of the reasons i switched to ATT
  • Same here, I had picked up an HTC 8X at launch on Verizon and returned it because of the lack of group texting. I picked up a Lumia 920 instead and have been using it on Net10. I'd gladly pick up a 928 and move back to Verizon but only if the group text feature isn't crippled again.
  • Yeah, this might be the one (admittedly small) thing that will keep me on my 8x for now. Hoping that the included GDR2 release will fix the threaded messaging fiasco, but if not, I may have to take a look at another provider. It's also why my wife is still using her slowly dying Trophy. The last thing I want is for that to die, and her get an iPhone or Android because the schmucks at Verizon screwed WP users again.
  • I even got Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurott to respond on twitter and look into the issue at launch of the 822 and 8x on Verizon and they coudn't get an answer either.  I have no clue why it was disabled. 
  • Here are twitter blasts if you feel like retweeting
  • This is the main reason I left Verizon. I left before the crippled Group Messaging, but Verizon has a fairly long track record of crippling features. The big one for me was the GPS on my Samsung Omnia, and Palm Pre+. I hear so much crap talked about AT&T, but I would never leave them to go back to Verizon.
  • This will be the reason I stay on my 822 or switch, inexcusable that Verizon crippled this feature and nobody seems to be able to say WHY they did it.
    Does anyone out there use any of the, what I would call annoying features of the messaging client such as:
    Delivery confrmation
    MMS acknowledgement
    I could see this from a business standpoint but as a normal texter, I would find this annoying to useless.
  • Out of interest does the lumia 920 have HAAC microphones?
  • Yes Sir/Mam
  • Certainly has, and the recorded sound (and stabilized picture) are WAY better than on my video camera... Which is now retired and collecting dust...
    Video recording in the 920 is just... AMAZING :)
  • I'm very happy for Verizon customers.....but wake me when Nokia produces a 4.8in or larger Nokia device to comparable to my ATIV S.
  • No.
  • lol
  • I'm hoping the "Phablet" rumors pan out. I want something in the 4.7-5.5 range, with a 41 mp pureview, and stylus support.
  • I have the 822 but there is an upgrade on my account on July 30. Can't wait!!! I will be jealous of my wife's for 3 months.
  • Mail in rebate not main in rebate
  • For people interested in GSM frequencies, this is from website spec page...I was hoping it'll work on Tmob AWS but i think not!
      CDMA network bands: 2, 5 CDMA max data speed DL: Rev 0 /A 2.4 Mbps /3.1 Mbps  CDMA max data speed UL: Rev 0 /A 153.2 kbps /1.8 Mbps  GSM network: 1800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps  GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps  LTE network bands: 4, 13 LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps  LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps  WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 1700 - 2100 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 42.2 Mbps  WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps Granted my area (downtown upstate NY) has 1900 re-farmed for Tmob, everywhere else will probably be EDGE and that's a no go for me.  I just hope the NL 920 price drops a bit.
  • If those specs are correct it is pentaband and will work on Tmo's HSPA+ network up to 42Mbps. Plus quad band GSM makes it a true world phone.
  • Wouldn' that include th 1700 and 2100 as well if it was pentaband?
  • It kind of does look like it has AWS since it says:
    WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 1700 - 2100 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
    But it also says that LTE uses band 4 so I'm not sure
  • I guess ATT HSPA access is supported from a H/W spec standpoint. I will be sure to try my relative's ATT sim card to see if it does work. :D
  • Curved glass?
  • Great. Now that this is announced, perhaps we can stop pestering the rest of the World with posts about this only-American phone. :P
  • Looks great.
    If/when it makes it to the UK it'll probably be another EE exclusive. :(
  • I wouldnt be so sure of that. The 920 at the time was exclusive because it was both new AND perhaps more importantly, a 4G phone. EE needed that hero device (amongst others such as the iPhone5 etc) to propel their 4G tariffs to market, which of course were EE's big selling and PR point. With that 4G tarriff excusivity ending and other UK carriers bringing competition, realistically the 928 could be available through any of the big names. However, this will seem insignificant when the true replacement for Nokia's flagship is announced next week... ;)
    EE, by a mile have not been fantastic with me however, after a few bumps, im still glad everyday i took the plunge on my 920 with them. The experience and dare i say, excitement, of owning a high end Nokia in 2013 is great. Remember to live for now though man. :)
  • I'm still living in the past with 7.8 waiting for that true flagship device. ;)
  • Sweet looking phone. Congrats to those on Verizon!
  • nice.
  • Honestly hate being a beta tester or first generation owner. (Lumia 920). Shouldn't be upset since EOS is coming. Still...
  • Seriously ??  920 is a flagship and good for atleast 1-2 years .
  • Not with the existence of Android on the market. Because of Android, no tech exist beyond 4-6 months without being called "old".
  • How the hell do you call 920 owners beta testers? That's pure rubbish. Are Samsung GS3 owners supposed to be pissed because they "beta tested" for the GS4? Of course not, 'cause that's ridiculous. New phones come out. Get over it. Not to mention we had pretty much this same phone 6 months ago while our friends on Verizon were waiting patiently with only rumors to hold them over. Stop feeling so entitled, and enjoy the phone you've got!
  • I be pissed or more or less jealous. Gs4 is not first generation, nor GS3. Lumia 920 with w8 is more or less first generation. So yeah owners of L920 are somewhat beta testers.
  • Nah, I'd say the 900 was first generation. If anything, those guys were "beta testers" and have a right to be pissed. I guess. But definitely not 920. There's absolutely nothing "beta" about that phone, especially compared to the 928m which is basically the same friggin' phone.
    Believe me, everyone who bought a 920 on AT&T knew that eventually Nokia would come out with a variant, and eventually a newer flagship successor to the 920. Your phone doesn't get to keep it's brand new flagship status forever.
    Honestly, you people amaze me.
  • Well mine crashes every day. I would say I'm beta testing WP8. It cannot handle some apps and I have to soft reset daily.
  • At least Nokia is getting the Lumia line out to all the carriers,...a huge #WINNING!!! IMO,...
  • I have been waiting for this article for SO LONG. It feels really good to FINALLY have a release date of a flagship Nokia WP on Verizon! 
  • Ohohohokay, let me get this straight, I have had my eyes GLUED to my computer screen since the first rumor about the Nokia "Laser" last year, Nokia FINALLY after all this time officially announces it, and I am the ONLY one whos grateful that this phone is finally coming out, and doesn't give a crap about the colors? Really?
  • You are not alone.
  • This means that maybe Instagram, temple run 2 and he pack joyride may be available around that time. Based off a rumor.
  • It's really annoying they don't publish whether the screen is RGB or pentile. Screen resolution specs are becoming as elastic and meaningless as contrast ratio specs on TV's are.
  • On their website, it does NOT say RGB stripe like the 920 does...might not be a good sign. I would have to see the screen in person to see if the resolution is high enough to make up for Pentile.
  • No word on the OS version?  GDR2?  Hello???
  • WTF.......Verizon gets this kicka@# phone with 32GB.
    What does T-Mobile get??? A stripped down version. The Catwalk with only 16GB. What puzzles me is people upset about color options. At least Verizon is getting a true high end phone. Can't say the same for T-Mobile.
  • Where... where do you see size specs confirmed?
  • If you're referring to the 928 Engadget. If you're referring to the Catwalk I believe here but also on wmpower.
  • Obviously there are people using T-Mobile that would be glad to pay alot for a flagship device. ($549 is still a deal, though.) However, I'd say that most T-Mo customers would rather have a quality midrange device than pay outright for a high end one. T-Mobile markets towards that demographic.
  • How can you say they market to low end / mid level devices? Do they not have iPhone 5, note 2, G3, G4, HTC one? These are the top of the totem pole phones. I'm just saying give us Tmo customers at least one high end W8 with 32GB. I know everybody doesn't have money like some people. So I understand they gotta have low end phones. Enough is enough though. 16GB was acceptable back in 2010 for a HD7. Nowadays people need more than that. All I'm asking is for 1 phone compatible with the 920/928
  • Actually, Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 720 comes with TWO HAAC Mics only the Lumia 928 comes with Three HAAC Mics
  • I had actually thought that the 720 had one HAAC mic in it. (Tufnell generation) used in the HTC One.
  • Looks great and I learned a lot of features i hadn't tried before.  BUT! what's up with the speaker on the back of the phone!!  (0:15 of the second video)  Terrible just terrible.  It'll get muffled when laying flat.  I hope they took that into account.
  • The back is not flat, so the speaker shouldn't be covered.
  • Even more terrible is the micro USB port on the top of the phone.. Why on earth did they do that? Hope whatever they announce on the 14th and now on has it on the bottom like 920..
  • Looks like a great phone. I would have bought one and stayed on Verizon if they had it 6 months ago, but the 920 was only on ATT. When I'm up for another upgrade, we'll see what's up again...
  • Holy God. First video, damn near silent. Second video, officially DEAF now.
  • Exactly. WTF?
  • I like what I see but cannot really notice any difference to my Lumia 920 that could make me want buy this one as upgrade.
  • 920 owner here. Very slick the squared side transition to curved glass face. efficient amoled display. Good job Nokia!
  • A condensed version of the Nokia Highlights video should be used as a commercial.
  • +1
  • Is the black 920 glossy or matte? I'm guessing the black 928 will be the same.
  • Matte, I believe on the black 920. White is glossy on my 920.
  • Perfect. I much prefer black matte to gloss.
  • How much will it be without contract?  I may need to ditch the 8x and head to Nokia and don't mind paying out of pocket to get it..
  • $499.99-$549.99 (rumored, I chatted with a VZW rep and they could not tell me)
  • $499.99
  • I wish the charging/chime would respond that quickly when I put my 920 on the wireless charging pad! Its not bad by any means but the delay is weird. My Pre never had such a delay.
  • Really wish it would have came out in January when I upgraded! Oh well.
  • Think I'll grab this on Verizon's Device Payment Program in case something new just happens to appear a few months after.
  • Why didnt they announce a photo app with that great camera lol
  • So the camera has no improvements over the Lumia 920 one besides the Xenon flash? Good, that way I can live with myself (and my 920). :)
  • anyone else notice these 2 items on the official specsheet at NOKIA US those are STRANGE bands for just being a Verizon Device: LTE network bands: 4, 13
    WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 1700 - 2100 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
    is there a TMO version coming soon?
  • in english please?
  • Dafuq is wrong with you son? you can't understand English?
  • It seem confusing but I'm holding out hope that there will be a T-Mo AWS version
  • Has anyone done a spec to spec comparison? Looks like the only differences between 928 and 920 are the industrial design and the screen ?
  • Even better low light camera especially with the new XENON Flash in addition to LED Flash light, Much better Speakers... I want this phone with a 4.8 screen... ;)
  • Gorilla Glass 2, XMP photos too...
  • nope the 928 might work on Tmo LTE and HSPA+
  • If you want different colors, you can always get a case.
  • This phone kinda sparkles like its not aluminum... does aluminum look like that?
  • You know, the white and black color is perfectly OK. until i saw this render of the Lumia 928 and i started drooling
  • That is sexy as fuck, Damn you Verizon! Glossy Verizon red just makes sense doesn't it?
  • That's why I want color. I'm grateful the phone finally released. I guess I assumed they would launch with colors like the 920..what to do, what to do?
  • What if they would release a special Post-mother's day unit with the red color. Just like what they did with the 822 for the valentine. Oh well a man can wish.
  • Why the 16th? Should of released it this weekend and taken advantage of mother's day.
  • I called it! I knew that once Verizon's "red hot deals" will expire 14th I'll be seeing this phone
  • 1.3MP wide angle front camera, weight around 162g and 10.2mm thin + radio... Not Bad!
  • Awesome. I watched the Nokia video. Awesome. I might get this for the wife and dump her crappy tbolt and maybe get my son to switch from his icrapphone at that price. He uses his iPod for music so no loss there. And I'll wait for the next big thing, if I can, cuz that looks awesome, even without the sd card. Wow.
  • No microSD slot is a real bummer. Wish it had a smaller screen, too. I'll still probably end up getting it though.
  • Colors don't mean crap if you are using a case. If you run without a case, good luck.
  • I like that form factor much better than my 920.
  • Any word on off contract price?
  • Cool! Announced unexpectedly soon.
  • Damn! 16th is my Birthday! But I'm living all the way across the other side of the globe - Malaysia.
    Bummer! :'(
  • Nearly as heavy as the 920.  Disappointing.
  • lol
  • I created a mini-comparison. =)
  • Will this phone EVER be available in red?
  • i would take this over my current phone the 8X but i was able to upgrade and i didnt want to wait at all. too bad nokia could of gotten alot more customers in the US if you just realeased the 920 on all the carriers.
  • You can always get a good case with different color. But that white one looks spadaz.
  • It will get heated very fast.
  • Gimmie a 2 year contract in Canada and I will buy it.
  • Colored aluminum may take longer to create than black and white. How come the iPhone has only black and white? Nokia has the chops, they will release a colored aluminum phone soon. Great phone, lighter and more powerful camera and mics, like the look too, and my cyan 920 is no slouch.
  • What is that next to the headphone jack
  • Micro USB port?
  • TAKE MY MONEY! Just wish there were more colors and was on AT&T. I knew Nokia was gonna release a high end Lumia like this. This has an AMOLED display-something the L920(IPS) lacked (I miss my Infinite contrast ratio, perfect 180° viewing angle that my L900 has), and should be less taxing on the battery with dark colors and blacks.
  • This is all great and awesome and what not guys, but I would like to revisit a gripe a few of us had a a little while ago, if I may. And this is regarding group messaging/texting, more specifically, the lack there-of.
    There were some rumblings on the forums that there is a remedy on the way, slated to arrive in May. So is this still a feature we wil have to live without till this update? For those of us (i.e. me) who do not rely on social media and still pay for text messaging, group texting is a very helpful and convinient way of carrying a conversation.
    So my conundrum is do i stick with my trophy which does everything the phone is supposed to adequately and wait it out or switch to this amazing phone we've all been waiting, nay, dieing for, and live without a feature that I and many like me rely on heavily and hobble an otherwise amazing smartphone experience.
  • incredible phone.  
  • One of the most interesting things to me is no change in the base specs.  And while I know Windows Phone 8 runs well on current hardware (dual core 1.5 Ghz CPU, 1 gig ram, 32 GB storage, 720P) do we know the same will be true on Windows Phone 9?  Where is a little future proofing with improved specs - 2 GB RAM, Quad Core, and 64 GB storage (HTC One equivalent).  Don't tell me no one uses 64 GB and therefore we don't need it.  I know people putting a 64 GB card into their 32 GB GS3.  Also,  there are still people that buy phones because they want a little future insurance with a higher specced device and also there are now games that can take up to 1 GB on a phone and with some HD movies that 32 GB can disappear pretty quickly.  And I guess we'll have to wait for Windows Phone blue to see 1080P phones because windows phone only supports 720P at this time.
  • yawn
  • For those interested you can compare the
    official specs of the Lumia 928 vs. the 920
    over at the official Nokia site:
  • Another exclusivity agreement? Nokia never tires of failing I see. No wonder they're plastered all over the news about their investors wanting to lynch them.
  • Is so funny ...
  • Any idea when the preorders will start for this device. Verizon has nothing on thier site that this phone is even being offered on the 16th
  • I want that phone but I'm on T-Mobile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol!
  • Don't worry, T-Mobile should be getting something better soon.
  • My birthday is coming up...anyone want to give me one? *bats eyes* LOL
  • I think this is little bit costly in this US Fiscall condition.
  • Nokia is in a really good period ! So much new smartphones for the brand, and good smartphones ! That's so good to see that Nokia is not dead ! This new phone confirms the new era of the company. The Lumia's phones are great and now the other brands like Samsung, Apple, HTC and others must be careful. In addition, Nokia is going to show that Windows OS is also a good choice. I'm really impatient to see the new iPhone 6 and iOS 7 to compare these phones !
  • The Verizon logo will be on the front  like an ugly birth defect........
  • I'm fine with basic black, but I can't understand why there is no SD card? My basic music collection takes about 16GB...and that's AFTER taking the worthless songs out! Add in the data for offline maps, translator and HD video, and that little bit of memory will run out quick. My 822's internal memory is more than half gone and that's just from apps!
    BTW, what's the deal with Pandora not being able to run while recording video? And why aren't there any non-skid cases for the 822 available? Sheesh!