Skip to main content

Nokia Lumia 928 becomes official

Nokia Lumia 928


Verizon just officially announced the Nokia Lumia 928. The well-appointed Windows Phone device will hit stores on May 16 for $99.99. The handset features a big 4.5-inch AMOLED screen along with an 8.7-megapixel camera backed up by a Carl Zeiss lens and xenon flash.
Other goodies included on the Lumia 928 include special camera apps such as Smart Shoot, which allows you to snap five pictures in one burst, while Cinemagraph captures HD video for sharing. Like many of today's modern smartphones, the Lumia comes with a Panorama mode, plus it has Optical Image Stabalization (OIS), something of a rarity in phone cameras.
Taking a page from many of Verizon's past devices, the Lumia 928 connects to Big Red's 4G LTE network for fast data and the carrier pledges it will be "Global Ready," meaning users can pop in GSM SIM cards to access cellular airwaves worldwide. NFC will be onboard as well for quick Bluetooth pairing with accessories.
The phone looks striking, with sharp lines and a slim profile. One downer; Nokia confirmed for CNET that the 928's chassis will be formed from polycarbonate (fancy word for plastic) and not aluminum. Nokia also says the handset will support wireless charging, a feature the company's past Windows Phone 8 devices flaunted. Hopefully we'll get our hands on this hot number soon, so be sure to check back for a full review. Until then, here's Nokia's official sizzle reel.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Best tech gifts under $100 for Dad

Roku's speedy streamer is the best box yetThe good:The Roku 3's excellent new interface and faster processor makes it feel quicker and more responsive than any other streaming box. More than 750 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie services to find content. And Roku's nifty new remote has a built-in headphone jack that lets you listen without disturbing others. The bad:There's still no official YouTube channel. Some services have an outdated interface on Roku compared to other streamers. The Apple TV still works better within the Apple ecosystem. And the Roku 3 isn't a great option if you're mostly looking to stream your personal digital media collection. The bottom line:The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote wit…

'Star Trek II' producer talks Ceti Eel, J.J. Abrams, and more (Q&A)

Robert Sallin, producer of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," shares his experience working on the film, looks at the future of "Trek," and dishes on whether that was Ricardo Montalban's real chest.

The release of "Star Trek Into Darkness" has not only spurred interest in the "Trek" world in general, but especially in its film daddy, the original Khan-as-villain movie "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." While the new film takes quite a few detours, it is full of homages to the earlier work. Let's look back to 1982. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" had been released in 1979 and faced a poor critical reception. Paramount, the film's studio, was gun-shy after the movie nearly doubled its original budget, ending up with a $46 million price tag. Nonetheless, plans for a second movie plodded along. It's 30, 40 years later and we have new audiences. You can't keep dwelling on the old guys and the old things. It has…

Canon videos show off 70D's dual-pixel autofocus technology

It remains to be seen how well it works in the real world, but the new dual-pixel autofocus technology shows promise in Canon's promotional video about its latest SLR.


Canon wants to show off what its new EOS 70D camera can do when it comes to one persistent shortcoming in the digital photography revolution: autofocus. It's posted two videos -- a demonstration video called Handmade and a behind-the-scenes explanatory video about it -- designed to show what the new digital SLR can accomplish with its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DPA) technology. Check below to watch the videos. No doubt the autofocus technology won't work as smoothly in the real world as it does in these promotional videos with bright lighting, carefully arranged sets, and plenty of chances to shoot another take if things don't go right at first. But they're worth watching to at least get a flavor of what's possible and to see a reasonably broad selection of the 103 Canon lenses the company says DPA …