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Nokia's Israeli distributor first Nokia related person to confirm Windows Phone 8 launch

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Nokia's Israeli distributor first Nokia related person to confirm Windows Phone 8 launch
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Israeli publication Techit.co.il reported that a European distributor for Nokia has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 OS powered Nokia Lumia handsets will be available by the end of the year. The distributor distributes (what else would a distributor do?) the Nokia line in Israeli and stated that Eurocom Nokia will offer the Nokia Lumia series in Israel once the phones are loaded with Windows Phone 8, which supports Hebrew.

Windows Phone brass obviously are familiar with the Apollo update as Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore had produced a video that we showed you which was meant to be viewed by Nokia personnel only. Still, those in the know at the Finnish based manufacturer did an admirable job of keeping quiet except for a strange tweet from Nokia Saudi Arabia last month that mentioned that a Windows Phone 8 version of the Nokia Lumia 900 will come to the Middle East. With its disclosure that this variant of the Nokia Lumia 900 would suport Arabic, the tweet seems to dovetail perfectly with the distributor's comment.
"Eurocom Nokia is expected to launch in the Lumia Nokia devices based on Windows Phone operating system, towards the end of the year, after the released version 8.0 of the operating system that includes full support for Hebrew."
Windows Phone 8 is expected to bring support for microSD cards, multi-core processors, higher resolution screens and more to phones using Microsoft's mobile OS.

source: TECHIT.co.il (translated) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 16 May 2012, 20:27 8

1. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


mmm im going to keep my lumia 900 even if the prodigy has the pureview.... naaa...PRODIGY!!

posted on 16 May 2012, 20:27 5

2. Dameon (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


ill wait to hear more about this

posted on 16 May 2012, 20:43

3. Hemlocke (unregistered)


WP 8 will have provisions for better hardware, but it will be almost as stunted as 7/7.5, unless Microsoft wants to court fragmentation, as well.

posted on 16 May 2012, 20:50 8

4. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Nokia take my money

posted on 16 May 2012, 22:12 2

5. snowgator (Posts: 3185; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The Late Autumn, early Winter time frame seems very likely at this point from this and a dozen other stories. I know there is a late June, invintation only Microsoft event.. Wonder if that is the Windows Phone 8 official announcement party?

posted on 16 May 2012, 22:45 5

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Windows Phone 8 Nokia, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III --- decisions decisions...

posted on 16 May 2012, 23:30 3

7. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I am waiting since WP 8 is announced. I will buy if its up to my expectations otherwise will go for Android. By the way I am buying my wife Nokia Pureview 808 as soon as available. I do not think I will be buying an iphone because that doesn't offer some of the features I need from a Mobile phone.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:01 2

13. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


the Galaxy S III is the phone I just fell in love with...

I have never owned an iOS device, but I played with many so I'm considering the iPhone 5, since the display will be larger and new design and it usually equals the best.

As of WP8, I'm also giving it a chance. I like the Metro, but still lacks a lot, and I mean ALOT of features - so I'm counting on the prodigy.

If both disappoints me, SGS3 for me.

posted on 16 May 2012, 23:38

8. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


In terms of design htc one x,in term of h/w galaxy s3,in term of craze s/w iphone,in term of pc like os its window ph

posted on 17 May 2012, 04:42 2

9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Let's wait and see

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:09 3

10. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


WE™ are liking the specs and hard wares.....!?

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:25 1

11. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Nokia is going to give us the update to WP8, i'm sure of that, both microsoft and nokia are not stupid, microsoft also make it possible to update Windows 7 (desktop) to Windows 8 (desktop), and it is a different kernel, so why would microsoft be so stupid to give not a update for Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 8 :) think about that, we will all get it

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:14

12. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Sorry™ phone arena.....!

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