Nokia has taken the wraps off the leaking-like-a-sieve Lumia 928 which will be available on Verizon for just $100. Aside from all the cool camera and video features, the slightly more conventional styling makes it look like a grown-up phone compared to some of the toy brick Lumia designs.
Shooting Down the Opposition?
Nokia has officially revealed the Lumia 928 Windows Phone 8 device, available in black or white, that we've all been reading about for months due to various leaks. It was also recently shown off in a video test, which may or may not influence night owl photographers.
That trend continues with the official specs highlighting the PureView camera with an 8.7-megapixel unit and xenon flash, offering optical image stabilization for better low-light photography and video. To match its imaging capabilities, it has three built in high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones to make sure you can capture high-end, distortion-free audio.
The company claims all that tech will really come together when using Vyclone, a new app for Windows Phone that lets people co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment. For those who actually want to use the 928 as a phone, there's the temptation of wireless charging and NFC, as seen in previous models. The main specs include a 4.5-inch WXGA HD OLED display, inside runs a 1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR, with 1GB RAM, a 2000mAh battery and it weighs just over 160 grammes.
Nokia on the Rise
Will all this video trickery help Nokia appeal beyond the horde of high-specification Android devices and Apple's rapid fire release of those endless new iPhone models? We'll see on the 16 May when the phone goes on-sale at Verizon on a two-year contract and at Vodafone in the U.K, shortly after the official launch event.
With Windows Phone 8 sales still ticking over, and the app store slowly growing (Microsoft now says there's 145,000 apps to choose from) will this help Microsoft's mobile cause, and will Nokia also be showing off a new tablet to help create that ecosystem family that Apple and Android users seem so enamoured with.