After a handful of dismal quarters during which Nokia lost billions, the vendor has recently shown signs of life. But not in the United States. Nokia’s first big attempt at a comeback in the U.S. was the Lumia 900, and the company returned later in 2012 with the Lumia 920. Neither phone was received with much enthusiasm from consumers. In the Lumia 900’s debut quarter, Nokia shipped 600,000 total Lumia phones in the U.S. When the Lumia 920 launched in the holiday quarter last year, Nokia’s U.S. Lumia phone shipments totaled 700,000 units and then slid to just 400,000 units in the following quarter. Nokia now returns with its third flagship phone for the U.S. market — the Lumia 928 — and it’s changing things up this time around. More →
Verizon on Friday announced the upcoming availability of Nokia’s Lumia 928, the company’s latest flagship Windows Phone device. The Lumia 928 is equipped with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 pixel resolution ClearBlack display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. The handset also includes 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, wireless charging capabilities, NFC, 4G LTE connectivity and a 2,000 mAH battery. Verizon will launch the Lumia 928 in white and black on May 16th for $99.99 on contract after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Nokia is also offering buyers a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games for a limited time. Nokia’s promo video for the Lumia 928 follows below. More →
It looks like Nokia plans to make the camera the focal point of its upcoming new flagship Lumia 928 once again, but this time around it could be in even worse shape than before. Relatively slow sales of the Lumia 920 compared to other leading smartphones showed us that a fresh OS and a killer camera simply aren’t enough to entice users to switch away from Android and iOS. Nokia appears to be beating the same drum all over again with the upcoming Lumia 928 though, and what little appeal the handset’s camera features might have to consumers at large could be overshadowed almost immediately by Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom. More →
Nokia continues to tease the upcoming Lumia 928 smartphone ahead of its official debut. The company on Wednesday posted marketing images of the device and confirmed that it will be equipped with an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera and Carl Zeiss optics. Nokia also released a video showcasing the Lumia 928’s low-light camera performance as compared to the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. More →
Nokia on Tuesday confirmed the existence of the upcoming Lumia 928 smartphone in an image published on the company’s website. The teaser image doesn’t reveal much, although it suggests the handset will have an upgraded rear camera. Engadget also spotted a magazine advertisement that confirms the Lumia 928 will arrive on Verizon’s 4G LTE network with a PureView camera and Carl Zeiss lens for stellar low light performance. Nokia is scheduled to hold a press conference on May 14th in London where it is expected to announce the Lumia 928, among other things. A second image follows below. More →
It’s been a long wait for Verizon subscribers who double as Nokia fans, but they’re finally going to get a flagship Lumia phone on their network. Bloomberg reports that Nokia and Verizon have finalized a deal to bring the upcoming Lumia 928 flagship smartphone to Verizon’s network sometime later this year. An unnamed source confirms with Bloomberg that the Lumia 928 features “a metal body, 4.5-inch touch screen, 8-megapixel camera and wireless charging” and will be the first flagship Lumia to be sold exclusively by Verizon. Earlier leaked images of the Lumia 928 show that the device will also feature a PureView camera, Carl Zeiss optics and a xenon flash.
Verizon Wireless subscribers are still waiting for a flagship Lumia smartphone, but the wait may have been worth it. According to leaked images published on Friday by “evleaks,” an anonymous Twitter user who has a solid track record when leaking images and details surrounding unannounced smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 928 is currently being prepped for launch on the nation’s top carrier. The leaked press shots reveal a phone that still looks quite thick and bulky, like its predecessor, but it also appears to feature a PureView camera, Carl Zeiss optics and a xenon flash. Branding on the handset confirms 4G LTE compatibility and there also appears to be an upgraded speaker on the back of the phone. No launch details have been confirmed at this time. More →
Verizon Wireless (VZ) will reportedly finally launch its version of Nokia’s (NOK) latest flagship smartphone next month. The Lumia 928 will feature specs that are very similar to the Lumia 920, however it will include an aluminum case and a xenon flash in addition to the standard LED flash, The Verge’s anonymous sources claim. The handset is also rumored to feature support for simultaneous voice and data on Verizon’s LTE network.