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  1. Somerichs's Avatar
    From someone with an aging DroidX who's due for an upgrade, who thought maybe it'd be worth looking into a Windows phone and subsequently finding this site online, I say this: DAMN YOU WP Central and all of you WP enthusiasts and Verizon employees who've been posting on these forums on the various threads about the 928 releasing in mid-april/late-april/early-may/mid-may, with announcements due any second, for convincing me this is the phone I MUST HAVE and leaving me in this limbo state of waiting and waiting while I am forced to muster every bit of willpower I have--several times a day--not to throw my DroidX out the window or take a sledgehammer to it.

    May you all lose your lumias and have to replace them with low-end Android phones!



    All kidding aside, I do believe Nokia and Verizon are missing out on a golden opportunity here to earn yet more loyalty and appreciation from those who have been championing their products and platform. There is simply no way they are not aware of the many people who are waiting with baited breath for any official word on when these are coming.

    It would seem such a simple, easy thing to just throw them a bone. It doesn't even need to be an official announcement of release date. How bout just an acknowledgment of it's existence, maybe an explanation that things are taking longer than expected to finalize everything and small plea for a bit more patience.

    Wouldn't that go a loooooooong way in most of your eyes and foster some goodwill?

    As it is, I've seen a lot of really fed up folks who are truly annoyed at this stonewall and posted their thoughts here, or given up hope and purchased a different phone already.

    Far be it from me to tell them how to do their jobs, but It seems to me that a very small token of goodwill on the part of Nokia/Verizon would have paid some great dividends in customer patience and appreciation right about now.
    Penny_1 and tvolpe86 like this.
    05-03-2013 06:00 PM
  2. Prodigy11's Avatar
    Announcement May 7th :)

    http://oi42.tinypic.com/356hd.jpg
    rmichael75 likes this.
    05-04-2013 08:11 AM
  3. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    Announcement May 7th :)

    http://oi42.tinypic.com/356hd.jpg
    Cool ad but where did you get May 7th from?
    05-04-2013 08:33 AM
  4. tvolpe86's Avatar
    i dont get how a billboard can be up for a phone verizon hasn't confirmed even officially exists yet. but if the ad is real, yea, i was wondering the same where he got may 7th date.
    05-04-2013 08:41 AM
  5. peacefulberry's Avatar
    i dont get how a billboard can be up for a phone verizon hasn't confirmed even officially exists yet. but if the ad is real, yea, i was wondering the same where he got may 7th date.
    I was going to say that non Windows users may call Verizon asking about it and if they deny it, it could come across as an unstable platform, unless they officially announce it today...
    05-04-2013 08:46 AM
  6. vlad0's Avatar
    05-04-2013 09:14 AM
  7. odin09's Avatar
    There is supposedly a Verizon event in NYC on May 7th though I have not confirmed this. Im not sure if the billboard is real or not. It could have been accidentally put up in advance but... I could see advertising"the best smartphone camera period.". But to single out low light seems to be saying that something else is better at all other times.
    05-04-2013 09:39 AM
  8. rkremers's Avatar
    Billboards have about a 2-3 week lead time, so that would make me think that the phone was supposed to launch this last week, and a last-minute delay made it so the billboard went up without a launched phone...
    05-04-2013 09:44 AM
  9. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    There is supposedly a Verizon event in NYC on May 7th though I have not confirmed this. Im not sure if the billboard is real or not. It could have been accidentally put up in advance but... I could see advertising"the best smartphone camera period.". But to single out low light seems to be saying that something else is better at all other times.
    Word on the internet's is that the may 7th event is for the z10.
    05-04-2013 10:04 AM
  10. rkremers's Avatar
    If this billboard slipped out, expect to see print ads in magazines. Magazines print 2-3 weeks before they hit mailboxes. If a billboard went up, I imagine we'll see other print ads Imminently.

    this is all contingent on Microsoft buying magazine media.
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    05-04-2013 10:09 AM
  11. tcman88's Avatar
    If this billboard slipped out, expect to see print ads in magazines. Magazines print 2-3 weeks before they hit mailboxes. If a billboard went up, I imagine we'll see other print ads Imminently.

    this is all contingent on Microsoft buying magazine media.
    The billboard is fake
    05-04-2013 10:11 AM
  12. vlad0's Avatar
    Its fake ? Well.. good/simple PS job then :) Regardless, it should be coming out soon..

    I am still very interested in how they plan on pricing this thing along side the GS4 ...
    05-04-2013 10:38 AM
  13. odin09's Avatar
    The billboard is real but that is not to say that the ad is actually on it. Someone in the area needs to check this out for us. It is located in Oakland, CA on MLK Jr. Way & 41st NW facing south.
    jmajid likes this.
    05-04-2013 10:39 AM
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    05-04-2013 10:40 AM
  15. jmajid's Avatar
    fwiw heres a different set of pics of the 928 as seen this past week in NYC
    It shows the top edge and the bottom edge of the phone...nothing on the bottom and the micro usb and headphone on top.

    Lumia 928 Real But Not Unveiled NYC Event - Nokia Innovation : Nokia Innovation

    Also - if you look at mynokiablog.com, you will see they are quoting a "verizon insider" as being told that there is a May 7th event in NYC to announce the 928.
    we'll see soon enough :)
    05-04-2013 10:43 AM
  16. jmajid's Avatar
    The billboard is real but that is not to say that the ad is actually on it. Someone in the area needs to check this out for us. It is located in Oakland, CA on MLK Jr. Way & 41st NW facing south.
    wow, how did you know that it was there? :)
    heres the google streetview "view" - looks like that same billboard to me...

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=oakla...&ved=0CJYBELYD
    05-04-2013 10:48 AM
  17. tcman88's Avatar
    Its fake ? Well.. good/simple PS job then :) Regardless, it should be coming out soon..

    I am still very interested in how they plan on pricing this thing along side the GS4 ...
    199.99 2 year. (it may be lower) 549.99 retail. May 14-21
    05-04-2013 10:49 AM
  18. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    fwiw heres a different set of pics of the 928 as seen this past week in NYC
    It shows the top edge and the bottom edge of the phone...nothing on the bottom and the micro usb and headphone on top.

    Lumia 928 Real But Not Unveiled NYC Event - Nokia Innovation : Nokia Innovation

    Also - if you look at mynokiablog.com, you will see they are quoting a "verizon insider" as being told that there is a May 7th event in NYC to announce the 928.
    we'll see soon enough :)
    http://mynokiablog.com/2013/05/04/lu...-event-in-nyc/
    05-04-2013 10:55 AM
  19. tcman88's Avatar
    The billboard is real but that is not to say that the ad is actually on it. Someone in the area needs to check this out for us. It is located in Oakland, CA on MLK Jr. Way & 41st NW facing south.
    you can call Matt Molina at 510-559-1149 however to CBS number and location doesn't match he will be able to confirm it
    05-04-2013 11:22 AM
  20. odin09's Avatar
    I just went to the CBS Outdoor website and looked up that billboard number. After checking state by state I finally found it. Now if there were only a windows phone fanatic in the area that could take a look at it...
    jmajid likes this.
    05-04-2013 11:36 AM
  21. devspeed's Avatar
    The location of the billboard is right by what is apparently a busy quick oil change. Probably a good spot for people to actually stop and read it. If it isn't faked.
    05-04-2013 11:40 AM
  22. boo516's Avatar
    The google streetview image is from may 2011 so it's not accurate
    05-04-2013 03:16 PM
  23. jmajid's Avatar
    ok, well heres more on that billboard...

    Authenticity Proof: Lumia 928 BillBoard : My Nokia Blog

    appears the guy that posted it took it on the Pureview 808 with its zoom :)
    he also said he went back a few days later and its now an HTC ad instead....

    EDIT: and if you look at the original photo he posted on AAWP at http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/flow...rt_spotted.php
    ...
    you can see in small text below the phone "Actual Nokia Lumia 928 photo"
    :)
    Last edited by jmajid; 05-06-2013 at 01:35 PM.
    05-06-2013 01:16 PM
  24. tvolpe86's Avatar
    i saw the "actual nokia..." text below the image too. by that do they mean the image on the screen of the phone was actually taken by the lumia 928's camera? or do they mean the product images you see are of the actual lumia 928 and not renders?
    05-06-2013 03:45 PM
  25. tvolpe86's Avatar
    how is this a blackberry z10 launch party when the phone launched in march? maybe they mean the q10?
    05-06-2013 03:51 PM
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