Nokia Lumia 928 launches for sale via Verizon

The new Lumia smartphone is available from Verizon Wireless for $99 with the usual two-year contract.

The Lumia 928 is now available through Verizon Wireless.
The Lumia 928 is now available through Verizon Wireless. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Verizon subscribers eying Nokia's new Lumia 928 can now pick up the phone either online or offline.

As previously promised, the 928 went on sale Thursday, available through Verizon's Web site and its brick-and-mortar retail stores.

Selling the phone for $99 with the standard two-year agreement, Verizon is currently offering a ship date of May 20, so eager buyers won't have long to wait.

The Lumia 928 is a smaller, lighter, and sleeker version of its 920 predecessor and offers an AMOLED display and a brighter flash. Like all Lumias, it runs Microsoft's Windows Phone software.

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