Verizon Wireless customers, your wait is just about over.

On May 16, the Nokia Lumia 928 goes on sale. It is the first Windows Phone 8 exclusive for Verizon Wireless from the Finnish phone maker.

Available in black or white, the phone will cost $99.99 (with $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract). Pick one up and for a limited time you’ll also get $25 to shop at the Windows Phone Store with 145,000 apps and games (read the fine print).

Here’s what Windows Phone Blog Editor Michael Stroh has to say about the Lumia 928:

“…the Lumia 928 has a super-fast Xenon flash that makes its 8.7MP PureView camera—widely considered the best low-light camera on the market—even more helpful in dim conditions and for freezing fast-moving objects. The phone also comes preloaded with Nokia’s handy Smart Shoot app for removing photobombers and other spoilers from the picture.

The new phone has a 4.5-inch OLED display screen for easier viewing outdoors. The device’s stylish polycarbonate body feels thinner and lighter in the hand, and the glass extends to its very edge—a subtle but slick design touch.”

Head on over to the Windows Phone Blog to get the rest of the story and see a video shot during a night-time roller coaster ride that showcases the Lumia 928’s low-light camera.

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff