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Topic # 116519 1-May-2013 15:12
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Is this device coming to New Zealand? I would love to get one as a change from Android into the WP system.


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  Reply # 809647 1-May-2013 16:27
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Isn't the Lumia 928 pretty much a Lumia 920 with a radio that works on Verizon's network instead of the GSM ones? If my understanding is right there would be no point in getting one as it won't work in NZ. Just grab a Lumia 920.




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  Reply # 809717 1-May-2013 17:35
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There is going to be a new Nokia Lumia device that will be announced on May 14th in London. I would wait. I believe it will be the Lumia 950.




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  Reply # 809755 1-May-2013 19:32
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billgates: There is going to be a new Nokia Lumia device that will be announced on May 14th in London. I would wait. I believe it will be the Lumia 950.


That sounds interesting!


Re the 928 V.S 920

Improvements from 920:
  • 10% less volume than 920 and 20g lighter
  • New "infinity design = beautiful screen and provides a better in-hand feel"
  • Xenon flash
  • better audio performance, louder higher quality speaker with new amplifier
  • Dolby headphone audio enhancements
  • OLED display
Detailed Specifications
  • dimensions: 5.24x2.71x0.44 inches
  • weight: 5.7 ounces
  • Global Ready
  • 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR, 1GB Ram
  • 4.5" WXGA HD OLED, 334ppi
  • f/2.0, 26mm OIS camera
  • distortion free audio recording up to 140db
  • 8MP 4:3 or 7.2MP 16:9
  • Xenon flash
  • LED light for video
  • 1080p video capture @30fps
  • usual radios
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 32gb internal memory (no micro sd)
So there you go.

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  Reply # 815520 10-May-2013 22:10
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I reckon this phone with come out unlocked non Verizon as well. I'll be grabbing one for sure.



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  Reply # 815627 11-May-2013 09:36
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Looking at it, it might be the 925 to the UK

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  Reply # 815632 11-May-2013 09:45
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Exclusive to Verizon Wireless, newest Nokia Lumia flagship smartphone delivers amazing imaging, video and audio performance to capture and share moments like never before

Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone, the latest installment in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 lineup, exclusive to Verizon Wireless.

With Nokia's award-winning PureView imaging innovation, including optical image stabilization, the Nokia Lumia 928 enables people to capture bright, blur-free photos and videos, even in low light conditions such as indoors or at night. Great looking images come easily when snapping them with the smartphone's 8.7MP camera featuring a high-quality, wide angle Carl Zeiss lens. The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with powerful Xenon flash to freeze the moment.

In addition to amazing imaging and video capabilities, the Nokia Lumia 928 offers rich distortion-free audio capture, even in noisy conditions. Built with three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones and one of the most advanced loudspeakers available for smartphones, people can record and play back the sound just like they first heard it, all the way up to 140db - the sound equivalent of an airplane taking off. These features shine when using Vyclone, a new app for Windows Phone that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.

"Whether you're attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life's most share-worthy moments," said Matt Rothschild, vice president, Nokia North America. "Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over - we're excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimized for the nation's largest 4G LTE network."

At first touch, the Lumia 928 feels sleek, solid and fits perfectly in the hand. The stunning new smartphone introduces a 4.5" OLED display delivering crystal clear, bright content with great outdoor visibility and a fast, responsive touch-screen even when your fingertips are covered up. The glass extends to the very edge of the phone for a high-end feel.

The Nokia Lumia 928 includes access to signature Lumia apps including the complete set of the feature-rich, intuitive and customizable HERE experiences. HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit** and HERE City Lens help people navigate their life every day. Using Nokia Music with Mix Radio, people can enjoy unlimited streaming of free music playlists with the option to create personal playlists and download for listening offline. Digital camera lenses and apps, including Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph, Panorama, and Photobeamer**, enable people to unleash their creativity.

The Nokia Lumia 928 also comes with built-in wireless charging; just lay it down to power-up, it's that easy.

Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal smartphone experience, with an iconic Start screen that can be easily arranged to reflect individual priorities and animated Live Tiles for real-time updates on the people and things that matter most. With the same modern look and feel, Windows Phone 8 is built to work seamlessly with Windows PCs and tablets, Microsoft Surface devices and the Xbox 360 console so that files, music, pictures and videos can be accessed in whichever way is most convenient. The Windows Phone Store features more than 145,000 apps for customers to choose from, with hundreds added every day. Getting things done while on-the-go is easy with Internet Explorer 10 for faster, safer browsing and Microsoft Office Mobile integration.

The Nokia Lumia 928 is available for purchase in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online beginning Thursday, May 16 for USD99 after a USD50 mail-in rebate, with a new two-year customer agreement. For a limited time, get a USD25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of a Nokia Lumia 928.*

Also available through Verizon Wireless is a range of Nokia wireless charging accessories to keep you conveniently charged at home, at work or in the destinations in between. The accessories include: the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia, Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900 and the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy DT-901.

Nokia Lumia 928 product specifications:

  • Display: 4.5 inch WXGA HD OLED; Resolution 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz;
  • Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning┬« Gorilla┬« Glass 2
  • Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW
  • Processor:1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR
  • Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps
  • Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription








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      Reply # 815658 11-May-2013 10:30
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    Nice!

    Guess I'll have to wait to see what else they through into the market this month. Not convinced as of yet that the 920 is the way to go...seems like the battery is stuffed. It also seems like Nokia is making an effort with their phones and I like what they're up to.

    Still have worries around WP, that it might end up sucking the big kumera if it's not careful, Google looks like it smells blood in the WP and I wouldn't put it past Google to really try and sink the teeth in and try to make it terminal for WP.

    That being said, I'm actually looking at moving our company over to Office 365 away from Google apps as we go towards a merger...Office 365 Enterprise level looks great and I love the interaction with Outlook, OneNote and Evernote at the desktop level. Much more to say on this but prob not the right forum :-)

    Really interested in you moving to Android. No two ways about it, as a mobile/web driven interface Google rocks.

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      Reply # 815659 11-May-2013 10:33
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    I have moved to Android as a mobile platform but not to Google Apps. I still use Ofice 365, Outlook 2013, Skydrive and so on... I have just started using Dropbox because my account has 75GB and I am using about 30GB, which is more than even my Skydrive 25GB account would allow...





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      Reply # 815670 11-May-2013 10:39
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    motorwayne: Guess I'll have to wait to see what else they through into the market this month. Not convinced as of yet that the 920 is the way to go...seems like the battery is stuffed. It also seems like Nokia is making an effort with their phones and I like what they're up to.

    Poor battery life and a litany of software issues were the reasons I decided against the 920.  Given that the 928 has the same 1.5GHz CPU and the same battery, I can't see it being much different in that regard.

    Lumia 720 on the other hand, which I have been using for just over a week now, has outstanding battery life.  On a long road trip during the week, constantly playing with the phone due to it being a new toy, using bluetooth, GPS, quite a number of SMS, voice calls, taking pictures, web browsing and using the HERE Maps app for most of the day, I still came home with 40% charge.  My wife was driving most of the time, I might add!

    If it was used in a more normal way, I would expect at least 3 days between charges.  Considering what this device can do for me, I think that's pretty good.  There really isn't anything the 920 or 928 offers, that would entice me to trade it for a much reduced battery life.  And the 720 just works, straight out of the box, with no software issues at all.





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      Reply # 815694 11-May-2013 11:29
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    I like the 928. It's thinner, lighter, xenon flash, better speakers, better mics, better display, better looking too. Should be available unlocked from Verizon soon. Verizon HTC 8X was actually available unlocked for GSM customers like AT&T from day 1 it went on sale in US and worked fine for everyone on GSM carriers in US.




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      Reply # 816366 12-May-2013 19:17
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    freitasm: I have moved to Android as a mobile platform but not to Google Apps. I still use Ofice 365, Outlook 2013, Skydrive and so on... I have just started using Dropbox because my account has 75GB and I am using about 30GB, which is more than even my Skydrive 25GB account would allow...



    How come? 

    I'm seriously considering moving from Android to Win Phone when the Lumia 720 gets easier to buy here.I think there is a little Nokia brand loyalty left in me. 




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    crackrdbycracku: 

    I'm seriously considering moving from Android to Win Phone when the Lumia 720 gets easier to buy here.I think there is a little Nokia brand loyalty left in me. 


    I just moved from Android (S2 running 4.2.2) to an HTC 8S and loving it. I used to have an old HTC Trophy 7 and I have to say they are both awesome devices, the the OS is so much better than it was last year; the addition of 3rd party lockscreen notifications (eg WhatsApp) is brilliant




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      Reply # 816396 12-May-2013 20:21
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    crackrdbycracku:
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    I'm seriously considering moving from Android to Win Phone when the Lumia 720 gets easier to buy here.I think there is a little Nokia brand loyalty left in me. 

    How easy do you want it?

    The Warehouse now has Black and Yellow in stock @ $499.  Or if that's too rich for you, Expansys are great to deal with and you'll save about $100.  Mine arrived 6 days after I placed the order.





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