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Fresh images of Nokia's (NOK -3.3%) Lumia 928 (reportedly due to hit Verizon this month)...

Fresh images of Nokia's (NOK -3.3%) Lumia 928 (reportedly due to hit Verizon this month) indicate the presence of a PureView camera (relative to the 920). Nokia is counting on the 928 to lift flagging U.S. sales - while Lumia sales rose in Q1 in most international markets, Nokia's U.S. device sales (Lumia-driven) fell to 400K, down 33% Y/Y and also below Q4's 700K. The images arrive shortly after the FT reported Nokia plans to launch a phablet and (backing up a prior report) a Lumia with a 40MP PureView sensor. Separately, images of Nokia's rumored "Catwalk" aluminum Lumia phone have leaked in China.
Comments (13)
  • Get ready for a flurry of new high end handsets in the next several months for Verizon, T-Mobil, and AT&T. Since each of the three phones will be on different carriers/exclusive, you can bet the carriers will be doing some heavy promoting in their stores.

     

    The 928 gets my stamp of approval (this from a 920 owner).
    19 Apr 2013, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • they need to work on those leaks. Sounds like the 928/Catwalk are basically the same device.

     

    Still. End of exclusivity... Finally.
    19 Apr 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • The 928 and Catwalk are definitely different. The 928 will not be aluminum, and is Verizon's exclusive which should be out next month.

     

    Catwalk will be the first aluminum Lumia, which will allow it to be considerably thinner and lighter. It will also be quad core. It will be just as light as the Galaxy S4, and ~15g heavier than the iPhone 5. Catwalk will come to T-Mobile reportedly in June.

     

    Finally, the "EOS" will come last to AT&T, rumored to be in July. This baby should have a comparable camera to the PureView's 42 megapixel sensor. The ~5" screen 'phablet' looks like it may be a larger variation of EOS with 1080p. Read more about EOS here: http://bit.ly/13xAPZK
    19 Apr 2013, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • ste, I'm a bit puzzled how changing to aluminium makes such a big difference, as both materials have similar properties, with polycarbonate having the advantage of being an insulator, so I suspect the differences go deeper than that.
    20 Apr 2013, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • For me and for people like me, it's a big difference in the "feel" and build quality of the device. Aside from the obvious difference of being lighter/thinner.
    20 Apr 2013, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • I prefer the feel of magnesium, which is a better packaging material, so why didn't they go for that, I wonder?
    23 Apr 2013, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • I hope the "Catwalk" model is carried by AT&T. I think this is the phone I've been waiting for. I really hope this is not an exclusive phone for T Mobile. I won't change carriers.
    19 Apr 2013, 05:34 PM Reply Like
  • At&T'ers are getting the EOS later this year, no catwalk.
    19 Apr 2013, 10:43 PM Reply Like
  • EOS???
    20 Apr 2013, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • Apple has no low end phones, maybe nokia doesnt need low end phones, so what if thye didnt sell as many of them, profit very small. apple just has highend phones and makes a fortune, if next qtr lumia sells are 27+% this shares are gold, dont you agree?
    19 Apr 2013, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • Perhaps you're right. Samsung has the low end phone market pretty much covered and there are other Chinese companies that have low-end devices. Maybe Nokia should stick with the higher end phones. More profit per unit sold. By giving up on the low end stuff Nokia would save on cap/ex for that segment and with that money saved they can PROPERLY market the high-end products. The low-end part of the business is an anchor for Nokia. I know Nokia wants people to buy low-end phones in emerging countries because Nokia is hoping those customers stay with the brand and buy the higher end devices later when they earn more money. I get that thinking BUT the competition is overwhelming. Asia has the low-end stuff covered.
    19 Apr 2013, 10:50 PM Reply Like
  • sic, that strategy would be right for BBRY, but NOK is a fair bit bigger, and will need more volume sales as a result; I don't think they have any choice but to compete at all levels.
    20 Apr 2013, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • do your homework .. Nokia has blanket coverage on the low end smart phone market... Their reputation for quality phones that can take a beating is solid in the third world... The 501 is rated as low cost quality gear... they have several other respectable price and quality models already in third world markets...
    13 May 2013, 12:16 PM Reply Like
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