Nokia may be working with AT&T on an LTE-capable Lumia 800
The fine folks over at The Verge have learned that Nokia’s delayed entry into the US market with their slew of new Windows Phones could be because they want to hit the ground running with LTE-capable devices. At this moment, Windows Phone Mango doesn’t support LTE but with a few tweaks it could be possible.
Nokia believes that the Lumia 800 is the “first real Windows Phone.” It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with Nokia’s ClearBlack technology. Powering the device is a single-core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Around the back the Lumia 800 houses an 8 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual-led flash. The camera can also record video in 720p HD.
Take this rumor with a grain of salt but the idea of an LTE-ready Nokia Lumia 800 coming to the US is quite exciting. Hopefully this rumor holds water and we will learn more about Nokia’s plans soon. Would anybody purchase this device if it did come to AT&T sometime in the near future?
source: The Verge
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey this could be a sweet phone if they make 2 simple changes. If the screen can be a minimum of 4\" & if they can add a front facing camera then this phone could be a very nice addition to AT&T\'s line up. I really don\'t see a point to a front less camera phone with LTE. Again that is just my opinion. I love to video chat, I have been spoiled. I have been video chatting on 4G since the Samsung Epic 4G came out. I could never get a phone without a front facing camera. Again let me reiterate, that is just my opinion.
10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 722; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Agreed on both fronts, especially the front facing camera. Consumers are going to compare this to other phones, especially the iPhone and high end Android models, and having that there, will make it look a lot better, especially when you tell someone they can still video chat with friends who have another OS, despite the fact that they may never actually use it. This is the only time I'll ever say it, but I'm actually hoping AT&T pushes for that feature change in this phone.
2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
*giggle and clap hands rapidly* Now I don't know if I should wait for a newer handset with dual-core and a FFC. Which will probably come in mid-2012.
6. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
i just looked, on phonearena 43 persons want it. thats a great demand....
7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 789; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I don't think this phone is going to sell that much even if it came with HSPA+, so I don't think adding LTE will help. Maybe the rumored Nokia Ace would be a great LTE device, but not this.
8. ph0adcbeit (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I'm hoping for a Nokia WP to come to At&t! I'd like to steer away from HTC and Samsung and try some thing different.
9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 960; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
If they're just "talking" about bringing this phone to AT&T then odds are that even if it does come it won't be until February if we're lucky.
11. landoftherich (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
How about returning to making pentaband devices again Nokia? I hate the idea of getting the Lumia 800 and having it only work on AT&T, or only T-Mobile. I guess now it'll be harder to move my beautiful Nokia device between providers when they try to raise rates...good for them, bad for us.