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Verizon To Offer Nokia Lumia 928 on May 16

Verizon Wireless will release a new flagship Windows Phone 8 device on its LTE network later this month.

The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available starting May 16 for the cost of a two-year contract and $150, which can be knocked down $50 by sending in a rebate. Verizon is sweetening the pot for Lumia 928 buyers with a limited-time offer of a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games from the Windows Phone Store.

The 928 joins the Nokia Lumia 822, the HTC 8X and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey in Verizon's Windows 8 lineup on its 4G network.

Prior to Verizon's announcement, AT&T was the only carrier with Nokia's flagship-class 92x phones. AT&T has been selling the Lumia 920 since November.

Here are the specs for the 928 from Nokia's press release Friday:

  • Display: 4.5 inch WXGA HD OLED; Resolution 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz; Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2

  • Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW

  • Processor:1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR

  • Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps

  • Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images

  • Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription

Posted by Scott Bekker on May 10, 2013


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