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  1. sph0308's Avatar
    Think you lost some street cred today Abe with the non-announcement. Bloomberg seems to have the accurate story.
    04-25-2013 09:18 AM
  2. odin09's Avatar
    I don't remember Abe ever saying that today would be the day.
    alGaddafi likes this.
    04-25-2013 09:28 AM
  3. MobileVortex's Avatar
    When did he say anything about it being announced today? before he saw it and knew anything about it he said April, but that is what everyone was saying. No lost street cred here, tho i wish Verizon would just announce the phone even if they didnt give a release date. Just acknowledged the phone exists.
    Zomby Jeezus and alGaddafi like this.
    04-25-2013 09:28 AM
  4. DurnDurnDurn's Avatar
    Honestabebread, I know you can comment on any specific details but just one question.... Is this phone really coming out? Some people are starting to have doubts...
    04-25-2013 09:30 AM
  5. rkremers's Avatar
    abe never said anything about it being announced today.
    alGaddafi likes this.
    04-25-2013 09:51 AM
  6. DurnDurnDurn's Avatar
    Yeah he never did, but I want to know if this thing is even coming out. Kind of frustrating the two devices that I want have been delayed and delayed. Both this and the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix. Freaking companies taking their sweet time to release these beauties.
    04-25-2013 09:55 AM
  7. rkremers's Avatar
    Yeah he never did, but I want to know if this thing is even coming out. Kind of frustrating the two devices that I want have been delayed and delayed. Both this and the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix. Freaking companies taking their sweet time to release these beauties.
    Yes, it is coming out. Rumor is VZW and/or MSFT and/or Nokia want to have the GDR2 update on the phone from the factory, which is what "delayed" the release. For all we know, the release has never been pushed back, and it's still going according to the original plan. Early leaks just set us all up for frustration because we know the phone exists, but we don't know when it's going to be released.

    My educated guess was unveil phone today. That seems unlikely due to the GS4 preorder, but maybe Samsung/Google had an agreement with Verizon to get a preorder up for GS4 before Lumia 928 was unveiled. It would make some sense. Samsung/Google sell way more phone for Verizon than MSFT/Nokia. I know that the per phone cost is higher for an android phone for Verizon, but the sheer numbers dwarf any Windows Phone sales. This obviously gives Samsung/Google some bargaining power.

    We can only wait. I suggest we all step away from our keyboards and do something productive.
    jleebiker likes this.
    04-25-2013 10:16 AM
  8. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    Well guys, I don't think it's that bad. When we first found out about the laser, I believe Tom Warren it said it would be coming "soon," or sometime in the Spring. It's still Spring. Besides that, most sources pinpointed the release date to be sometime in April. And now, it's apparently been delayed. Just this once. Personally I feel people are being melodramatic when they say the wait's been way too long, or that it will never come out.

    Yeah, I guess the wait has been long. I've been waiting since I heard about it in early January. But that's like waiting for the next iPhone after the very first rumors about it appear.
    04-25-2013 10:20 AM
  9. DurnDurnDurn's Avatar
    Funny thing is I can't step away from the keyboard because that's what I do for a living. In between builds I check the forums. I guess the frustrating part about it is on May 14th Nokia is poised to talk about their next windows phones in London. The 928 is a 920 variant... doesn't seem like something to talk about during that event and this phone will finally come out and people will be looking forward to the new phones from Nokia.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    04-25-2013 10:25 AM
  10. EDMmmmmmm's Avatar
    Yeah he never did, but I want to know if this thing is even coming out. Kind of frustrating the two devices that I want have been delayed and delayed. Both this and the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix. Freaking companies taking their sweet time to release these beauties.
    Funny how everyone is saying this phone is delayed; Nokia has not announced it nor speculated as to when it would be available. How can it be delayed if you dont even know when it was intended to be delivered to customers? We are all just excited about this new device; it is pretty clear that the device is coming out, we should know the delivery dates soon and if these dates come and go we can start talking about delays....
    Candide yams likes this.
    04-25-2013 10:47 AM
  11. rkremers's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia Launch Date: Next Windows Phone Launches May 14 | BGR

    gotta be eos and/or catwalk. If I'm a betting man, no way 928 is not at retail before this event.
    04-25-2013 10:50 AM
  12. sph0308's Avatar
    I don't remember Abe saying much of anything of substance regarding this phone. He did however state that it would be announced 1 week after he knew of it. More like one month.

    I don't remember Abe ever saying that today would be the day.
    04-25-2013 11:03 AM
  13. sph0308's Avatar
    I think that MSFT's XBox announcement, Verizon's CTIA announcement and Nokia's London announcement will all reinforce each other and they are the 2nd and 3rd week of May. So I think one of the major common device for all of these is the 928. So we have to wait 2-3 weeks. Now it's time to step away from the forums and wait for official press releases from these 3 majors.
    lgdlman likes this.
    04-25-2013 11:08 AM
  14. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Definitely not being announced today. There's nothing but S4 stuff on the ol' VZW intranet. Sorry guys. Also, I just realized that Easter was in March so when I said "Easter time" I was way off. I literally pay no attention to holidays so I just figured Easter was the end of April.

    Truth is I don't really know a whole lot about the device except that it's essentially a 920 for Verizon. What Bloomburg has been reporting seems to be pretty accurate. I see and hear about so many phones that never make it to market, its hard for me to be a 100% accurate.

    I can tell you the S4 comes out 5/30 though. That leaves plenty of time for the 928 to hopefully release.
    04-25-2013 11:32 AM
  15. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    Easier said then done, to actually stay off the forums and internet looking for any news on the 928. I have been without a phone since breaking my 8x and need a replacement. But I don't want to get another 8x unless the 928 isn't worth it. So all I want is information, so that I can make a rational decision and have a phone again. I just don't understand the secret at this point. Not sure how I made it through life without a cellphone before cellphones.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    04-25-2013 11:41 AM
  16. tcman88's Avatar
    Easier said then done, to actually stay off the forums and internet looking for any news on the 928. I have been without a phone since breaking my 8x and need a replacement. But I don't want to get another 8x unless the 928 isn't worth it. So all I want is information, so that I can make a rational decision and have a phone again. I just don't understand the secret at this point. Not sure how I made it through life without a cellphone before cellphones.
    You will be able to own a 928 by May 21 :)
    04-26-2013 09:58 AM
  17. Booston's Avatar
    Tcman - I believe you :)

    I wish it was sooner but I will be just fine till then.
    04-26-2013 10:03 AM
  18. EDMmmmmmm's Avatar
    Honestabebread, I know you can comment on any specific details but just one question.... Is this phone really coming out? Some people are starting to have doubts...
    Even though neither Nokia or Verizon has corroborated the leaks/rumors, I think it is clear this phone is coming out. People need to be patient and wait for an official announcement; why does everyone think this phone is delayed? There was never a solid release date to begin with!
    04-26-2013 10:08 AM
  19. odin09's Avatar
    In addition to the rumors of an April release we all assumed that this would have some time to shine prior to the new Samsung.
    04-26-2013 12:25 PM
  20. nooaah's Avatar
    I'll probably just switch to AT&T for the Catwalk/EOS at this point. This is ridiculous. It's more telling of how VZW operates than Nokia, IMO.
    04-26-2013 12:55 PM
  21. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Tcman - I believe you :)

    I wish it was sooner but I will be just fine till then.
    TCman88 also said it will come with 32gb and a MicroSD slot..... We'll see how accurate his info is if it comes with it...
    04-29-2013 08:28 AM
  22. tcman88's Avatar
    TCman88 also said it will come with 32gb and a MicroSD slot..... We'll see how accurate his info is if it comes with it...
    I recall saying it doesn't come with a microSD. My apologies if I made a mistypo. All I know the phone is being launch with two important apps. What they are I don't know. Phone to be announced late April/early May and available May 14-21. It will be 199.99 2year and 549 retail. Considering how cost efficient this phone is I'm pretty sure you can grab it cheaper through indirect channels. What I find odd is the fact that phone isn't available internally. Makes me wonder what Nokia and Microsoft are trying to hide

    Update. Reason Verizon hasn't announced the phone is due to internal conflict with pricing. Atlas the pricing maybe 99.99 2year
    Last edited by tcman88; 04-29-2013 at 12:54 PM.
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    04-29-2013 10:15 AM
  23. tk-093's Avatar
    I'll probably just switch to AT&T for the Catwalk/EOS at this point. This is ridiculous. It's more telling of how VZW operates than Nokia, IMO.
    So you're mad at Verizon and are going to switch to AT&T for a device that also has not been announced... heck, the last post on WPCentral said it was coming to T-Mobile anyway. I'm confused.
    hopmedic likes this.
    04-30-2013 09:03 AM
  24. DavidinCT's Avatar
    So you're mad at Verizon and are going to switch to AT&T for a device that also has not been announced... heck, the last post on WPCentral said it was coming to T-Mobile anyway. I'm confused.
    to each their own... If they want to go to AT&T for a device that has not even been annouced yet, Go for it ! Not sure why anyone should be pissed off, Verizon or Nokia have not officialy annouced the 928 anyway. It could be this week, next week or never, we dont know and no one will release that info anyway.
    Traldera likes this.
    04-30-2013 09:32 AM
  25. tcman88's Avatar
    Nokia 928 was just confirmed internally. Official press release should become public soon
    stwall and Scorpio5x0 like this.
    05-07-2013 10:03 AM
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