Nokia to announce two devices at September 5th Windows Phone 8 event: Rumour

Daniel Bader

August 23, 2012 10:20am


In case you didn’t think Nokia and Microsoft were wholly serious about making up for lost time, they are set to co-release two devices on September 5th. According to a source at The Verge, Nokia will announce the high-end ‘Phi’ and mid-range ‘Arrow’ handsets, the former launching exclusively on AT&T and the latter on both AT&T and T-Mobile. This will possibly lead to a similar situation in Canada, where Rogers gets the Lumia 1000 or whatever it’s called and other carriers share the mid-range device.

The ‘Phi’ is to look similar to the leaked prototype we saw earlier this month, with that unique colourful polycarbonate body and smooth, round edges that we loved on the Lumia 800 and 900. It’s said to have a 4.7-inch 1280×720 pixel display. No word on whether the ‘Arrow’ will resemble the Lumia 710 but we wouldn’t bet on it.

Both devices will, obviously, be running Windows Phone 8 and feature dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors and likely 1GB RAM. NFC support and microSD card slots are also being added to Windows Phone 8, bringing the feature set to par with current Android devices.

Source: The Verge

  • astudent

    Please oh Please Quadcore, polycarbonate Pureview! Come Nokia you have all those pieces just make the damn thing and I’ll throw my money.

    • Camel

      Please oh Please availability in Canada! Come Nokia you dragged your heels on the 900 and played favorites with the carriers (who don’t give a toss about you) just make the damn thing AVAILABLE and I’ll throw my money.

      (Seriously, I want this damn thing, and don’t want to wait a year for it again)

  • Pewz

    Can’t wait to comapre those to the new Lumias!
    I hope Nokia will surpass itself and not just meet the current standards.

  • Dalex

    Cautiously excited to see these. Finally they are bringing relevant hardware specs to the front and marrying it with beautiful Nokia design language.

    Hopefully the Rogers exclusivity is not true though, I so hate Rogers.

    If they wow me enough, I might even switch from my One X, but it would really take a lot for that.

  • Jatsober

    They better both be pentaband or I will go the Android way.
    Nokia don’t loose a hardcore fan and customer of past 12 years. Show us the rebels (Robellus haters)some pentaband love.

  • Rayzorexe

    Yay! MicroSD card slots.

  • Jatsober

    They better be pentaband or I will go the Android way.
    Nokia don’t loose a fan and customer of past 12 years, show us rebels (Robellus haters) some love.

    • Jatsober

      Sorry for the repost :(

  • InfinitiGuy

    Welcome to 2011 Nokia.

    • jellmoo

      So… specs equaling the top tier devices of today means they are living in 2011?

      Interesting.

  • Diilion

    I am really looking forward to the new suite of WP8 Phones as they start rolling out. Looks like an exciting Fall ahead for most mobile platforms.

    Hopefully there can be some great synching between Windows 8 tablets and WP8 devices as BB has achieved with their phones to the PlayBook.

  • Art

    I will finally be jumping over to a Windows device with the release of WP8.

  • Robellustrollj

    Rogers deserves exclusivity to both these phones.
    Only Rogers will give these phones justice. Even the networks in Europe are not as good as Rogers

  • P

    Bell better get on board with Windows 8 phones or I am switching carriers!!!

  • Tomatoes

    I am planning to get one as my second phone if one of them get the specs right.

    If the smaller mid range one has 720p or a ppi higher than 300 or if the 4.7 inch one isn’t HUGE. The lumia 900 was way too big, about the same size as a 4.7 inch phone but thicker, even when the screen is only 4.3.

    The Lumia 800 was perfect besides the low resolution pentile.

    So if they fix those issues I will most likely get one as a toy.

  • great

    whats up with everyone wanting quad core now?
    back when it was mango they said single core ran so smoothly, so wouldnt quad core be way overkill?
    id be fine to settle with an s4 dual core, its the best processor ever (i own a one s)
    Anyways, cant wait for the new lumias, its either this or the upcoming nexus.
    if the lumia is a cheap as it was before off contract then then it’ll be a no brainer to go with it

  • sinkiller

    Have a LG WP7 from Bell. Really like the Nokia phones. Cant switch carriers do to work. Really hope bell jumps on WP8. If not nokia then Samsung. However Id much rather nokia.