Verizon Officially Announces Nokia Lumia 928, Available May 16

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and there sure were a lot of smoke signals indicating the imminent release of Nokia's Lumia 928, the newest addition to the Lumia family and the company's new flagship device. Now it's official, as Nokia and Verizon both issued press releases announcing the new device, which will be available online and in-stores at Big Red starting May 16, 2013 for $100 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and with a two-year service agreement.

As expected, Nokia is heavily hyping the Lumia 928's built-in camera. It uses a wide angle Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm lens to snap high-quality 8.7-megapixel photos and is aided by a Xenon flash. It also has optical image stabilization and can record Full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second. On the front of the handset is a 1.2-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capability.

Nokia Lumia 928

"Whether you're attending a party, a concert or a sporting event with friends, the Nokia Lumia 928 excels at capturing high-quality video, audio and blur-free photos of life's most share-worthy moments," said Matt Rothschild, vice president, Nokia North America. "Verizon Wireless customers, we heard you and the wait is over - we're excited to offer a Nokia flagship smartphone, specially designed and optimized for the nation's largest 4G LTE network."

Other confirmed specs include a 4.5-inch WXGA HD OLED display (1280x768, 334 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, 4G LTE connectivity, 2000mAh battery, and of course Windows Phone 8 software.

So, who plans to get one?