Friday, March 1, 2013
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 10:15 PM —
Yesterday we picked up on a rumor claiming that Verizon's long-awaited Nokia flagship could be called the Lumia 928. It was just the latest piece of evidence indicating that Nokia was working on an exclusive handset for the United States' top carrier — whispers about a phone codenamed 'Laser', usage stats implicating a high-resolution display on a new Lumia, and a FCC filing for a Verizon-bound RM-860 were all tell-tale signs of what was to come. Now another implicating piece of evidence has emerged, this time potentially confirming the phone's real name.
PhoneArena received the screenshot seen above, which was allegedly taken from Verizon's inventory database by an employee. As you can see, the last Nokia device listed is none other than the Lumia 928. According to the site, the date next to it (January 17th) was when the handset was originally added to the database so don't confuse it for a release date like we almost did.
According to the original rumor, Verizon's first high-end Nokia handset is expected to be quite similar to the Lumia 920 in terms of specifications. At this point we don't know when we can expect to see the phone announced, but hopefully we can look forward to a release sometime this Spring.