Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 pops up in internal systems

In January, rumors hit the Internet that Verizon Wireless would begin selling its own version of the Nokia Lumia 920, which currently is an AT&T exclusive in the US. Now a new report claims to have a screenshot that shows Verizon will be selling a previously unnamed Nokia phone, the Lumia 928.

The image, as posted by PhoneArena, was put into the list in mid-January, but Verizon has been quiet about its plans for future Windows Phone-based products. If this listing is true, it would join Verizon's version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Lumia 822 (Verizon's exclusive variant on the Lumia 820) and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. It would also mean that Verizon would have four Windows Phone 8-based smartphones for sale, versus two for AT&T and three from T-Mobile, which will add the Nokia Lumia 521 sometime later this year.

The previous rumors about Verizon's version of the Nokia Lumia 920 gave it the code name "Laser" and that Verizon would promote the launch of the phone heavily, much as AT&T did in November with the Lumia 920. However, it remains to be seen what hardware changes, if any, would be made for Verizon's version.

Source: PhoneArena | Image via PhoneArena

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DrakeN2k said,
928 ... why not stick to 920

Because the 920 is exclusive to at&t and also Verizon wants something they can also call exclusive. Look at the 820 on other carriers and how Verizon has the 822. While it's close the 822 does look a little different compared to the 820.

Also after seeing the new 720 which is also a unibody design like the 920 it also has a microSD slot which the 920 doesn't have. I wouldn't be surprised if the 928 has a microSD slot compared to the 920 and it could also be lighter and thinner. Only time will tell though.

GP007 said,

Because the 920 is exclusive to at&t and also Verizon wants something they can also call exclusive. Look at the 820 on other carriers and how Verizon has the 822. While it's close the 822 does look a little different compared to the 820.

Also after seeing the new 720 which is also a unibody design like the 920 it also has a microSD slot which the 920 doesn't have. I wouldn't be surprised if the 928 has a microSD slot compared to the 920 and it could also be lighter and thinner. Only time will tell though.


That would be nice. I'm really hoping for something new that makes this device different. But I LOVE the look of the 920.

DrakeN2k said,
928 ... why not stick to 920

Because this is a carrier specific phone. maybe a Verizon logo instead of Nokia (as they do with many of their phones). Often very few cosmetic changes too. And Nokia does not want people to get confused and splits up the numbers for every distinct carrier specific flavor of their phones.

Per the filing with the FCC, it has different radios built into the phone. It appears, this will not be a true world phone either.

It is also rumored that the Verizon Lumia 928 device will be thinner and have an even better camera then the 920. Whether it is true or not, we will all see, hopefully sooner than later since AT&T will be getting the Rumored Nokia Lumia EOS flagship phone by the end of the year.

DSLJay said,
Per the filing with the FCC, it has different radios built into the phone. It appears, this will not be a true world phone either.

It is also rumored that the Verizon Lumia 928 device will be thinner and have an even better camera then the 920. Whether it is true or not, we will all see, hopefully sooner than later since AT&T will be getting the Rumored Nokia Lumia EOS flagship phone by the end of the year.


Why won't it be a "true" world phone? I'm honestly curious... I thought that was the direction things were headed due to economy of scale...

Also, this is the first I've heard or the EOUS... It's supposed to be better than the 920?