By Stephen Schenck | April 23, 2013 11:36 AM
Last week, amidst a bunch of new renders leaking of the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, we heard a rumor that the phone’s launch was nearly here, and the carrier could be expected to announce the smartphone this week, on April 25. That seemed sensible enough at the time, but now a new rumors suggests that we won’t get official word on the 928 this month at all, and will have to wait until May for the handset’s debut.
Bloomberg cites a pair of sources for its reporting on the 928′s launch, claiming that Verizon will go public with its 928 plans sometime in May. That’s not a tremendous disappointment, as the 928 isn’t a horribly timely phone to begin with, largely based on last year’s Lumia 920.
What is especially interesting about what these sources had to say is that they claim that the 928 will feature a metal body. While we’ve been looking to Nokia introducing just such a phone, we’ve been under the impression that this metal Lumia would be the so-called Catwalk, which we may have had the opportunity to see in its own leaked pic.
By comparison, the number of very-official-looking purported 928 renders seemed to reveal another plastic Lumia. Perhaps the frame is indeed metal and that plastic is just a facade, but for the moment we’re a little confused. Did someone get their wires crossed here, or have our expectations been off?