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  1. rkremers's Avatar
    Verizon was set to get a Lumia-900 type device January 2012, but backed out REALLY last minute because it was not LTE. I believe it was called Phi, and I heard about it late 2011. I waited patiently for it, and then heard that holiday season that it was cancelled.

    As honestabebread said, things change in this industry a lot. I used to do comms in this industry, so I can speak to that.
    04-22-2013 06:38 PM
  2. Wacft's Avatar
    Verizon was set to get a Lumia-900 type device January 2012, but backed out REALLY last minute because it was not LTE. I believe it was called Phi, and I heard about it late 2011. I waited patiently for it, and then heard that holiday season that it was cancelled.

    As honestabebread said, things change in this industry a lot. I used to do comms in this industry, so I can speak to that.
    Such crap logic too! Did they say no to the iPhone?....
    04-22-2013 07:00 PM
  3. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    Such crap logic too! Did they say no to the iPhone?....
    That's irrelevant it's an iPhone it will sell like hotcakes even if it was made out of toilet tissue.
    04-22-2013 08:52 PM
  4. sph0308's Avatar
    Looks like it might be May after all gentlemen :(

    .Nokia Is Said to Strike Deal With Verizon for New Smartphone
    By Adam Ewing & Scott Moritz - Apr 23, 2013 7:10 AM ET
    .Nokia Is Said to Strike Deal With Verizon for New Smartphone
    By Adam Ewing & Scott Moritz - Apr 23, 2013 7:10 AM ET ..Facebook Share LinkedIn Google +1 0 Comments
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    Nokia Oyj (NOK1V), the Finnish mobile-phone maker trying to win back users from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., struck a deal to get Verizon Wireless (VZ) to sell its new smartphone, said two people familiar with the plan.
    The largest U.S. wireless carrier is set to unveil a plan next month to offer Nokia’s Lumia 928, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deal hasn’t been made public. The phone has a metal body, 4.5-inch touch screen, 8- megapixel camera and wireless charging, said one of the people. It runs on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows software like other Lumias.
    The device marks the first time a high-end Lumia will be sold by Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based Verizon Wireless, which has about 100 million customers. Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, has struggled to turn around its plunging smartphone market share in the U.S. since it peaked in 2001. \
    Nokia shares gained as much as 2 percent, erasing earlier losses, and were little changed at 2.39 euros at 2:08 p.m. in Helsinki. They have tumbled 19 percent this year, headed for the sixth straight annual drop.
    James Etheridge, a Nokia spokesman, and Brenda Raney, a Verizon Wireless spokeswoman, declined to comment.
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    Phone shipments to North America fell 33 percent to 400,000 devices in the first quarter, Nokia said April 18. AT&T Inc. (T), the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, added Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920 to its portfolio last year and sells it for $99.99 with a 2- year plan, and Verizon Wireless currently offers the Lumia 822.
    Lumia sales globally rose to 5.6 million units from 4.4 million in the fourth quarter as Nokia added versions, and the company predicted
    04-23-2013 06:50 AM
  5. Vallos's Avatar
    Being that next week is May, it's not all that disconcerting.
    04-23-2013 07:13 AM
  6. DurnDurnDurn's Avatar
    I would still take that with a grain of salt... the Nokia Lumia 928 does not have a metal body.
    Last edited by DurnDurnDurn; 04-23-2013 at 09:21 AM.
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    04-23-2013 08:03 AM
  7. Zomby Jeezus's Avatar
    Metal body?..hmm
    04-23-2013 08:20 AM
  8. odin09's Avatar
    I just hope they announce it soon so we can at least see the specs and pre-order. Hate seeing the launch that close to the gs4 though. This wait is killing me!
    04-23-2013 09:07 AM
  9. sph0308's Avatar
    Only problem Vallos is that Verizon will likely announce this at CTIA on May 22...that's a full month from now.
    04-23-2013 09:14 AM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    @flubbo - Angry much? Since you don't like it here, I'd suggest you go elsewhere for your news. Softpedia or Gizbot have great sites that would probably interest you.

    Only problem Vallos is that Verizon will likely announce this at CTIA on May 22...that's a full month from now.
    No way are they waiting until CTIA. They'll announce this Thursday most likely, and if not then next Thursday (5/2). I'm banking on 4/25.
    04-23-2013 09:26 AM
  11. antsin3d's Avatar
    All I can say is that if its not announced Thursday I'll certainly be heading to test out a BB device...wasn't even interested before, but it's awfully available as they say.
    04-23-2013 09:39 AM
  12. rkremers's Avatar
    My guess in announce 4/25 and availability rather 7 or 14 days after, putting us in May.
    04-23-2013 09:52 AM
  13. Vallos's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't think Verizon will wait until late May to announce and/or release the phone. From what I'm gathering, they are spacing out the releases of new phones. The Z10 was first, with the 928 to follow, and then the Galaxy 4.
    04-23-2013 09:55 AM
  14. Traldera's Avatar
    Something doesnt seem quite right here. Honestabebread wouldnt have seen the phone first hand if verizon were still debating the contract to run it. Also as others have pointed out the 928 is polycarb not plastic (as far as we know)

    Now, what I think has happened here is Verizon have got the contract for the catwalk. That definitely has the metal body. We have also had the rumor of the London May 15th reveal for a while now.

    Either that or the rumors have all been tossed up, and the 928 will infact have a metal body (pics show otherwise though so i dont think this is likely) and that its the 928 being revealed next month in London for a global release over summer, with the catwalk to follow in the Nokia World thingy in autumn
    04-23-2013 10:08 AM
  15. hopmedic's Avatar
    There wouldn't be any purpose for announcing a US-only phone in London, though.......
    04-23-2013 10:12 AM
  16. DurnDurnDurn's Avatar
    Sure there is Hopmedic so we can go "Neener neener neener to the rest of the world." /s
    04-23-2013 10:18 AM
  17. hopmedic's Avatar
    Sure there is Hopmedic so we can go "Neener neener neener to the rest of the world." /s
    There is that.

    So let me alter my statement..... There is no financial point in launching a US-only phone in London.
    04-23-2013 10:19 AM
  18. Traldera's Avatar
    You guys are missing the point...we dont KNOW that the 928 is US only. Everyone just assumes.

    Either that or the rumors have all been tossed up, and the 928 will infact have a metal body (pics show otherwise though so i dont think this is likely) and that its the 928 being revealed next month in London for a global release over summer, with the catwalk to follow in the Nokia World thingy in autumn
    04-23-2013 10:22 AM
  19. sph0308's Avatar
    Hhhhmmmmm....catwalk on Verizon too ? The main reason I was thinking 928 is because I need to be on Verizon. Now if the catwalk shows up at Big Red too...might have to reconsider. What do you guys think ? If you had the choice between catwalk and 928 which would you choose ? If EOS showed up on Verizon that would be a no-brainer.
    04-23-2013 10:35 AM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    Hhhhmmmmm....catwalk on Verizon too ? The main reason I was thinking 928 is because I need to be on Verizon. Now if the catwalk shows up at Big Red too...might have to reconsider. What do you guys think ? If you had the choice between catwalk and 928 which would you choose ? If EOS showed up on Verizon that would be a no-brainer.
    If catwalk has the same camera as the 928, hands down the catwalk. I really don't need flagship, I just want a nice camera and a slim design. I'll use my surface for games and such.
    04-23-2013 10:39 AM
  21. hopmedic's Avatar
    928 is NOT going to be international. The numbering doesn't make a lick of sense. 928 is a carrier-exclusive number. It's going to be a Verizon-only phone. And if Catwalk and EOS make it to Verizon, then my wife is going to get my 928 when I get EOS. I want that camera.
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    04-23-2013 10:46 AM
  22. Traldera's Avatar
    928 is NOT going to be international. The numbering doesn't make a lick of sense. 928 is a carrier-exclusive number. It's going to be a Verizon-only phone. And if Catwalk and EOS make it to Verizon, then my wife is going to get my 928 when I get EOS. I want that camera.
    I thought that at first, but arent the localised adaptations usually lower numbers like 822. Plus are the verizon versions of phones usually this different? Its not just the body, its the screen, body, xenon flash....maybe even internal components and SD card reader....we dont know yet. It would be an off business choice to do that much R+D for one carrier in one country (even though US is big)
    04-23-2013 11:28 AM
  23. waym1962's Avatar
    I know Tom Warren told me on twitter that the catwalk would not be coming to Verizon when I asked if I should get the 928 or wait for the catwalk. Make of that what you will.
    04-23-2013 12:05 PM
  24. berty6294's Avatar
    I know Tom Warren told me on twitter that the catwalk would not be coming to Verizon when I asked if I should get the 928 or wait for the catwalk. Make of that what you will.
    Tom Warren knows just as much as we do. He's a reporter just like the people who say Verizon I'll get the catwalk, so id definitely say take his word with a grain of salt. (he's been wrong before). Now if you have a former Microsoft, Nokia, or Verizon employee saying something like that.. that's a little different.
    04-23-2013 12:18 PM
  25. rkremers's Avatar
    Tom Warren knows just as much as we do. He's a reporter just like the people who say Verizon I'll get the catwalk, so id definitely say take his word with a grain of salt. (he's been wrong before). Now if you have a former Microsoft, Nokia, or Verizon employee saying something like that.. that's a little different.

    Tom Warren likely knows much more than the average Joe. I have said this before, but the Verge and Tom specifically are VERY well respected by Microsoft and its PR team. He likely knows all about the new Lumia devices, but just like honestabe, he's embargoed on that info. If a leak pops up online, he often comments because the cat is outta the bag. To say Tom Warren knows "as much as we do" is incorrect.
    04-23-2013 12:34 PM
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