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Verizon and AT&T both testing an LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 800 model

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Verizon and AT&T both testing an LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 800 model
According to CNET, besides the Nokia Lumia 900 heading to the States next year, an LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone model is being tested for Verizon and AT&T. Verizon has said that 4G support was important for Big Red to offer Windows Phone models to its customers.

Verizon is well ahead of AT&T as far as the build out of their respective LTE networks are concerned, but the latter carrier has been able to offer its HSPA+ pipeline as a 4G alternative to LTE. The phone being tested will get 4G speeds from LTE technology that will be part of the Windows Phone Tango update which Nokia models will receive. And even though Verizon and AT&T are testing the model, there is no guarantee that either carrier will add the handset to its lineup.

Nokia has been trying to re-enter the U.S. smartphone market after some problems launching the Nokia X7 as a subsidized model on AT&T back in 2009. Nokia was concerned that the carrier would not support the marketing of the Symbian^3 powered device and the phone ended up being offered unlocked. As we reported, the Finnish based manufacturer is expected to announce on Wednesday that the Nokia Lumia 710 will be offered via T-Mobile.

AT&T is allegedly more interested in the Nokia Lumia 800 than Verizon is with plans on introducing the phone at the 2012 CES show next month. Verizon is somewhat more skeptical about working with Nokia again since the latter left the world of CDMA handsets to concentrate on GSM models. Still, neither carrier would probably consider the Lumia 800 a flagship model since it already has been out in Europe since October.

source: CNET

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posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:13 2

1. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Very exciting but I want the Lumia 900 but this is good step. Also one very dumb thing "Nokia Lumia 900 heading to the Strates next year" You misspelled "states."

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 21:00 4

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


it is quite a goos step. this could really help nokia reenter to us market

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:22 5

2. Penny (Posts: 988; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Awesome stuff, I really hope Verizon adds this phone. I'm not due for an upgrade anytime soon, but I hope this helps WP7 get noticed by more people at Verizon!

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:31 8

3. torr310 (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Former Nokia lover and current using Droid X.
I heard Windows Phone runs smoother than Android system. I definitely would give both Windows Phone and Nokia a try. We love one more choice! :)

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:57 1

5. corporateJP (Posts: 1289; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I second that on all accounts...

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 15:53

9. jabrecer (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


I'll sell my iPhone in order to get a nokia LTE windows phone on verizon. Because of my wife having a htc trophy is the reason why I want a Windows Phone. I got an iPhone, in the meantime, because there was no better option. But once verizon promotes a Nokia LTE WP... goodbye iPhone. Hello WP!

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 19:42 6

4. 7thspaceman (Posts: 900; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


some American People do not give a hoot about a front facing camera and do not want a 4inch phone in their pocket. The Nokia 800 is a great smartphone for them. It's good looking, well built and Windows Phone 7 runs like a jet on it's screen. It is already a
winner overseas in some markets. I think it will sell well here until the Nokia 900 gets here, then look out baby

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 03:31 1

7. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 592; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Nokia is bringing their A game to the "strates" ;) It should make for one heck of an experience!

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:52 2

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


though i am an android fan but i love nokia and want them to back with a bang

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:54

10. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


this wouldn't be a bad idea...the HTC Trophy was a huge tank, so what could they lose with the Nokia? i'm interested to see one of these up close & personal.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 15:18

11. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 285; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


i desperatley hope that the lumina 800 comes to verizon!! this phone would be PERFECT for my sister! i'm trying to break her into the smartphone market and android just confuses her.

plus i'd love to get to play with some wp7 and see what all the fuss is about.

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