It looks like Verizon has slashed its price on the Nokia Lumia 928 from $99 down to $0 with a two-year contract, while a month-to-month model will cost you $449. It’s also available from Amazon for just one cent. If you’re looking for a solid Windows Phone 8 handset and don’t feel like shelling out $300 for the Lumia 1020 and its massive camera this is a pretty good option. The phone is still relatively new, though, so we’re wondering why Verizon and Amazon are dropping the price so quickly. Perhaps sales haven’t been up to snuff?
The Lumia 928 comes equipped with a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution a 1280 x 768 pixels at 332 ppi, a Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera with Xenon Flash and 1080p video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2,000mAh battery, NFC and wireless charging.
Amazon offers sales pretty frequently, so it’s not uncommon to see a high-end device with a low price point, but it can be concerning when a phone’s price is dropped so close to its launch, especially by its carrier. The sales suggest that retailers are trying to rid inventory, either in anticipation of a replacement model or because sales have been so slow the retailer no longer wants to pay to keep it in stock.