Time was, you couldn’t get a 9xx-series Lumia on any U.S. carrier but AT&T. For over a year, the nation’s second-largest wireless provider has exerted a fierce stranglehold on the high-end Nokia segment, forcing competing carriers to offer only midrange handsets if they wanted to carry the finnish OEM’s wares. Things change, though. The Nokia Lumia 928 is the first Lumia flagship to cross the blue/red divide, and it’s already available from America’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless.
The Lumia 928 resembles a Lumia 920 that discovered the beauty of right angles – but there’s more here than aesthetic improvements. Besides the radio overhaul to support Verizon’s CDMA and LTE networks, the 928 brings an AMOLED display, xenon flash, and lighter weight than its predecessor to America’s largest network. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is here as well, of course, in all its tile-flipping, minimalism-boasting glory – something that will please shoppers weary of the Android/iPhone duopoly.
You’ll want to stay tuned to Pocketnow in the days ahead for more on the Lumia 928. In the meantime, jump on down to the video below to enjoy our unboxing and brief hardware tour of this minor (but important) sequel to one of Nokia’s finest devices.