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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Windows 8 phone rumored to be launched in May

ByinLeaks & Rumors | April 23, 2013

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Windows 8If the latest rumors are true, it appears that Verizon Wireless will get its first high-end Nokia Lumia as soon as next month. According to Bloomberg, Nokia and Verizon have struck a deal which will allow the carrier to offer a premium Windows Phone 8 –  Lumia 928. Apparently, Bloomberg got this information from two sources but both remain anonymous since the deal has not been officially announced by any party. When confronted, Nokia neither confirmed nor denied the rumor. Similarly, Verizon is silent about the details.

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless

Lumia 928 WhiteIf true, this situation will be a new one. Up until now, Lumia flagship smartphones were exclusive to AT&T. However, now it seems that Nokia is looking for another partner. The reason is that the company intends to increase the sales of its devices in the US and Verizon’s 100 million customers are a promising target group. What adds to the attractiveness of the deal is the fact that Verizon subscribers looking for an alternative to Android smartphones do not really have much choice. Currently the carrier is offering only the mid-range Nokia Lumia 822.

As for the handset itself, the Nokia Lumia 928 is believed to come with a 4.5-inch touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera and wireless charging. There is however a discrepancy in opinions about the material used for body. Some source claim it will be metal, while others believe that the phone will have a polycarbonate body. Previous rumors suggested that the Lumia 928 will be available in April, but it looks like Nokia wants to launch the new Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update and is waiting for Microsoft to finish the testing.

source: Bloomberg

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