The Nokia Lumia 928, the best Windows phone ever offered by Verizon, the nation’s most reliable 4G wireless network, debuts next Thursday. It’s a big deal.
Windows phones have never been cool and became more and more irrelevant over the last decade. This is expected to be the first cool Windows phone ever, and it’s a major step in Microsoft’s mobile strategy.
What’s almost too good to be true is that the Lumia 928 will cost just $99 after a $50 mail in rebate, as long as you sign new two-year service agreement. It will be available on May 16 at Verizon stores and VerizonWireless.com. In addition, for a limited time, you’ll get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of the phone.
The tech press is all caught up with the camera on this phone. While the camera is cool, what advisors care most about is the Windows 8 touch interface and the phone’s integration with your office.
This phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, which means your phone can use many of the same programs you use in your office, like Word, Excel, and Outlook. You can access your private cloud and run it from your phone. With Windows 8 integrating touch devices with desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones, your technology gets standardized and, thus, easier to manage and use.
For advisors, using the Windows Phone operating system makes your strategy for moving to the cloud less confusing. It’s still confusing, but less confusing because all your computers are using the same operating system and apps. Hallelujah!
The Lumia 928 supports wireless charging, near-field communication, near field communication for electronic payments and exchanging data with other devices, and a great camera.