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Nokia Windows Phone 8 models getting tested on Verizon and T-Mobile networks

Nokia Windows Phone 8 models getting tested on Verizon and T-Mobile networks
Occasional Gamers site showed both models

Occasional Gamers site showed both models

DSL Report's mobile speed test shows the User Agent belonging to a pair of Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Nokia Fluid and the Qualcomm Fluid. The latter showed up on Verizon with some zippy speeds most likely indicating the presence of LTE connectivity. The former was seen puttering along on T-Mobile's pipeline. While there is not too much we can tell you about the units, according to the User Agent both were equipped with IE 10. WMPoweruser says that their own server logs show Windows Phone 8 handsets running on the same networks with resolution of  768 x768 and 480 x 480.

Both Nokia Fluid and Qualcomm Fluid have been seen before. The two names popped up on the Occasional Gamer site where the identity of handsets being used on the web page is revealed. The site offers 15 games for Windows Phone users. We can speculate until the cows come home about what this all means. Coincidentally, Verizon's CFO recently said that the carrier would be adding more Windows Phone models to be added to the aging HTC Trophy that it currently offers. Based on what we see from the DSL Report's mobile speed test, it sure looks like some Windows Phone 8 handsets are being tested. Whether we actually see these end up at Verizon and T-Mobile is another story that we will need to re-visit at a later date.

source:    OccasionalGamer via TheNokiaBlog, WMPoweruser

The User Agent from DSL Reports mobile speed test shows the Nokia Fluid and Qualcomm Fluid for Verizon and T-Mobile respectively

The User Agent from DSL Reports mobile speed test shows the Nokia Fluid and Qualcomm Fluid for Verizon and T-Mobile respectively


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posted on 21 Apr 2012, 17:44 11

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


So windows phone 8 handsets will have square screens? Wtf?

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 17:06

13. Henrik (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


Nah, but there will probably be one BlackBerry type of phone with hardware keyboard (like the Nokia E71 etc). Most probably is the 480x480 display one a budget device headed for the developing countries, kind of like the Nokia Asha 302 phone. That is almost guaranteed!

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 17:56 1

15. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


How did you even get 10 thumbs up? Must be Apple/Android fanboys.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 17:59 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea.. what an odd resolution. maybe its a square tablet. That would actually... sort of go along with the live tiles.. but i hope thats not the case. lol.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 18:41 6

3. Whodaboss (Posts: 173; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Any news on Windows Phone 8 on TMo gets me intrigued. The more the better.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 18:53 4

4. MondrianMetro (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


http://www.neowin.net/news/new-windows-phone-form-factors-revealed

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the 480x480 spec is for the small, smartwatch-type device. It will be billed as a music- and notification-centric device.

The 768x768 spec, however, is for a portrait business-oriented Nokia phone with a hardware keyboard

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:58 1

8. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


OH to dream of a W8 phone with a portrait QWERTY keyboard..

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 00:10

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


BlackBerry hardware migration to WP8?

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 20:58 1

9. apocalypsebc (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I was going to post the same thing. The link proves what M$ plans are for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. I can't wait to see what it looks like and grab one. When ever Sprint gets one that is!

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 17:51

14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ooh. good catch. did not know that.

hmm. a smartwatch? ehh... maybe. is would anyone actually wear a smart watch? they are not very popular now for android. in just a hair more time than it takes me to get my wrist into proper view, i can just about have my phone out and screen on. That and i tend to break watches reaeeally quickly. lol.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:00 1

5. MondrianMetro (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The similar names give me pause for my hypothesis, though.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:24

6. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Main thing I am looking for is a phone witha physical keyboard,voice guidance navigation,strong processor with long battery life and a large,bright screen with gorilla glass.also a phone that pairs up well with a tablet that has a ptotective case with bluetooth qwerty keyboard -7" screen.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:50 2

7. rsiders (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Well....rumor has it.lol

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 21:32 1

10. CannedKarma (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Alan, referencing your previous post when saying that Verizon's CFO has said they'd be adding more Windows Phone is more than just a stretch -- that was a post with the man saying he considered having three smartphone OS to be a positive thing. Nowhere did he say anything remotely resembling your linked text.

Don't make snap assumptions with nothing but rumors to back them up, and sure as hell don't link them to a rumor article you yourself posted. That's ridiculously bad journalism.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 02:46

12. vishalvenky (Posts: 40; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


sounds like a Nokia tablet

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 10:30

16. 7thspaceman (Posts: 902; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I predict that Windows 8 devices will appear in store for sale the middle of the third quarter 2012 . I predict Nokia windows 8 smart phones on sale in
September 2012. Microsoft I think wants to RTM Windows 8 for desktops, Laptops, and especially Tablets as soon as Windows 8 for these devices is ready.

posted on 25 May 2012, 01:34

17. prasadwolverine (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I guess it 768x480 display. 768x768 and 480x480 display would be really wierd.

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