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New high-end Nokia Lumia phone for Verizon winds up at the FCC

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New high-end Nokia Lumia phone for Verizon winds up at the FCC
On top, image from the FCC, Mendelevich's tweet on bottom

On top, image from the FCC, Mendelevich's tweet on bottom

According to a tweet from Adduplex's Alan Mendelevich, a new Nokia phone, heading to Verizon, was just checked out by the FCC. Adduplex, a cross-promotion network for Windows, recently tweeted about four new models that he believes that Nokia is bringing with it to Barcelona for MWC. Mendelevich's new tweet reveals an unknown phone with the model number RM-860 which he says has a resolution of 768 x 1280.  He says in the tweet that it is either a Nokia Lumia 920 variant for Verizon, or another high-end model. Further speculation has the phone supporting LTE bands 4 and 13, which usually are the hallmarks of an LTE enabled device for Verizon. All of these models have been showing up in Adduplex's logs.

It turns out that a new variant of the Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to come to MWC code named Nokia Catwalk. This will be a thinner device than the Nokia Lumia 920 with an aluminum body. There also is another rumored new high end phone code named the Nokia Laser which is a Windows Phone model with the same 41MP camera sensor as seen on the Nokia 808 PureView. Both of these models are supposedly Verizon bound which means either phone could be the one at the FCC.

How do we know that the model that Mendelovich tweeted about was at the FCC? Because a diagram of the device that came from the FCC revealed the same RM-860 model number that is mentioned in the tweet. Take a look at the diagram above the tweet in the picture that accompanies this article.

source: TheNokiaBlog via Engadget

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 00:42 6

1. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


So when is fhd coming to lumia phones? 41mp+fhd. Cool.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:35

14. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Microsoft restrict using FHD as of now.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 01:11 7

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5744; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


MWC is 3 days away.... Tick-tock, tick-tock.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:57 2

4. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Nah I am more excited about the samsung galaxy SIV on march and Motorola X on May.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:54 14

6. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Whats exciting about S IV? They just upgrade screen and processor every year. It'll have 1080p over-saturated and dimmer-than-LCD screen with a new processor. And there is no way a samsung phone has a better design than even a low end lumia. Nokia, on the other hand, has excellent designs and cameras. Just have a look at leaked lumia 520 picture, its design is better than any phone released in samsung's history. The new high-end lumia is definately going to be better than S IV just like 920 was better than S3. The only thing that is holding nokia back is WP8's lack of support for 1080p screens.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:58 1

7. jonartpop (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


don't forget lack of great apps too.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:24

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


dude you have obviously never used a galaxy s device!
The S3 is not just great hardware but it has a barrage of over 40 software optimizations not found on other devices which contributes to the total user experience!

Its not great hardware or build that makes a great phone its the combination of hardware and software which makes the phone awesome....and baby Sammy delivers to the fullest in the Galaxy S package!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:08 8

13. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Yeah by putting that hideous touchwiz bloat on it. No thank you. I'll take stock android any day. And Motorola over Samsung as well.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:24 3

20. phonegeek2 (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


I'll admit that on Windows Phone, there's less of the bloatware, which can tend to be a nice touch..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:39

23. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Moto over Sammy is a personal choice and I got no beef with that

However stock android is amazing aand a developers dream babe I get that but believe me it has become boring to consumers and the android manufacturers are really stepping it up to offer more than just a similar experience across different brands and these software optimizations add a lot more to the android experience than stock android does.

And as far as software optimizations go....Sammy is leading the way...just look it up

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:42

16. iushnt (Posts: 632; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You may not feel that excited but there are millions who are excited for S4.. People talk about looks and build material but Samsung has proved that those attributes contribute very little in terms of sales..And 920 better than s3 is joke of the day..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:23 3

19. phonegeek2 (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


I'll agree with you about that. The interesting and ironic thing is that I used to have a Galaxy S3. I loved it but I also have the Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon, and well, I must say that the one of the many things I am loving about Windows Phone 8 devices is the hardware camera button for super quick picture taking even when the phone is completely locked up. I also enjoy the super fast shutter speed for fast pictures taking. The one other thing I do enjoy is, has anyone ever tried to record a 1080P HD Video with the S3 and send it out to someone? I mean sure you can S-Beam it, but that dictates that you're right next to that person. With Windows Phone 8, the OS will actually automatically compress that video so that you can send it out via email. Trust me, that's a sweet option. If Verizon gets the variant of the Lumia 920, I might just buy it for my personal line.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:44

26. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


I hear you in the video part, they look great on the phone only, when you try to watch the same video somewhere else like a computer or Facebook they look awful.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:41 4

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5744; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am curious to see if VZW users get to have some flagship WP8 love from Nokia. The L822 was basically a middle-fingered wave with the L920 being exclusive to AT&T. If Nokia announces a flagship phone with the huge camera sensor on VZW, and the ship date isn't too far out in the future, I might upgrade my GS III to the new Nokia (the Note II is staying, though; at least until the Note III drops). It won't be my primary phone, but I am curious enough about WP8 that I would get one if the value proposition was compelling.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:08 10

3. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


nokia FTW......
get us amazing and sweet surprise in mwc.......

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:16

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3437; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep they gonna surprise....!!!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:31

5. Loubielou (Posts: 208; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Nokia aways used to make the same mistakes before,announce there Top phones to early an then the others would produce a more High Tech phone to dint the sales of the Nokia phones,so Nokia are waiting to see whats coming then see if it worth releasing the Top Class Smartphone,Lumia 1000 will be made available when Samsung announce the S4,so then Nokia will be able to see if Windows is really worth carrying on,an then Mr Elop goes an a switch to Android from Nokia

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:46

10. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What Nokia are doing is sticking to their roots of making for the budget end, it's what makes up the bulk of their sales and their low ends happen to be very reliable and I can't wait to see what Nokia has up their sleeve for the Lumia 1000, rest assured that will be the show stopper for MWC amongst what is going to be a very underwhelming MWC 2013 show in my opinion. Wasn't necessary to bring in the S4/S3 for argument's sake when this article is talking about the low budget end with very respectable looking handsets. Each to their own I guess.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:05

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5744; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How is the article talking about the 'low budget end'? Most of the article was devoted to the 2 phones on the high end. The 'budget' phones only got a passing mention.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:47 1

21. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


sorry, my mistake, i thought i was commenting on the Nokia 520 and 720 articles for a moment, duh! Fail on my half.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:57 1

11. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


phonearena.com y u r not publish foxton switches to nokia820 and mal ll of america switches blackberry to nokia 920,now cocacola excutive swiitches to lumia

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:58 1

12. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


why phonearena.com y not publishing nokia press release also.....oh this can hurt android and sammy?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:45

17. iushnt (Posts: 632; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


If nokia manage to become top dog again then they will publish.. Remember, currently nokia gets very little clicks compared to Sammy.. So websites have to play according to it..

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:38 1

15. papss (unregistered)


Are you asking that with a straight face? This is PA... Where each blogger makes it shown their preferences throughout their articles in a bias manner andi use bloggers lightly too

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:21 1

22. -box- (Posts: 3786; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Really hoping T-Mobile gets some Lumia loving too. Carrier exclusivity is baloney.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 11:14

25. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Me too! That's what I'm waiting for. And kind of been waiting a while already...

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:48

24. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Which processors support more than 20 MP right now?

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