Nokia Announces WP8 Lumia 928 on Verizon, Launches May 16 at $99

Posted by Jim Tanous on May 10, 2013

After months of teasers and comparison videos, Nokia released the launch details for its upcoming Lumia 928 smartphone Friday. The Windows Phone 8-based device will launch May 16 in the United States exclusively on Verizon.

The Lumia 928 is an LTE-capable device and features an 8.7MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens (the same optics as the AT&T-only Lumia 920), a Xenon flash, three microphones with an “advanced” loudspeaker capable of up to 140db, a 4.5-inch OLED 1280×768 display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 32GB of internal storage, wireless charging, NFC, and a 2,000mAH battery.

Matt Rothschild, Nokia’s North America VP, sated in the press release:

Whether you’re attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life’s most share-worthy moments. Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over – we’re excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimized for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.

Verizon will carry the phone in white and black colors for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a two-year service agreement. Also, for “a limited time” buyers of the 928 will receive a $25 credit for the Windows Phone app store. If they’re switching from Android, perhaps the “Switch to Windows Phone” app can provide some suggestions on how to spend the credit.

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