Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Phi and Nokia Arrow headed to AT&T, Verizon to get the Nokia Atlas
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2012, 09:41 posted on
September 5 is shaping up to be a pretty busy day for tech enthusiasts, especially for those eager to see the upcoming roster of Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Finns will be the first to unveil handsets powered by Windows Phone 8...
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1. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Nice maybe people will give Windows Phone a chance maybe. Trophy still has one of the best ratings on Verizons website... don't know why it's so expensive though
19. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I hope T-Mobile gets a really powerful one; getting stuck with just the Lumia 710 was insulting as they were the only carrier to continuously offer Nokias even after they mostly abandoned the U.S. market.
25. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Yeah true that, they should have gotten the lumia 800 I would have snagged that up.
32. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
It was because of Verizon that their WP7 lineup was slim
33. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
The radar was pretty nice too, not showstopper by any means though...
37. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i cant wait for the pureview one... these phones are just not really my type...
2. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Awesome. Can't wait for what new Lumia's Nokia will bring. Hope that all will be well on Sept 5.
4. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Glad to see Verizon jump in the WP ship! Now hopefully Sprint will follow!
23. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Yeah the Arrive and the Trophy. Both very solid phones, but at&t and T-Mobile release numerous different models while Sprint and Verizon have well.. only had one each.
31. Penny (Posts: 1309; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I wouldn't go so far as to say that Verizon is jumping on the WP ship just yet, as they say the rumors indicate that Verizon will get the Nokia Arrow, the mid-range model. That's exactly what they did with Windows Phone 7 and the HTC Trophy -- stick an average WP model in their lineup just so that they can claim they offer WP.
35. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
I would go for an updated Trophy in a One X body type...
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 537; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Dear Nokia/MS, please don't forget to add the SD card slot.
Those who would have gone with Windows phone but stuck with Android because of a lack of a SD card slot.
17. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Technically some of them had slots, but were not user-accessible or consumer cards weren't good enough to swap into it. The original Samsung Focus comes to mind as a more known example
22. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
@ cornerofthemoon, it has already been confirmed that WP8 deos have support for Micro SD cards.
24. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
And Bluetooth file transfer has also been confirmed.
34. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
The Trophy GSM version only came with 8 GB but Verizon bumped it up to 16 GB making it one of the only windows phones with that much space for a while, so Verizon will probably give it 16 GB or Win 8 phones are supposed to support MicroSD
6. megaSUNNY (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
3 powerful handsets making debut with win ph8 at a time.great.there should be some device with large screen also as indicated
7. redmd (Posts: 935; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Will WP 8 be a battery hog? Hopefully it won't.
9. megaSUNNY (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
dont think so as windows phones have lots of blacks on screen which dont consume power lot
10. ryq24 (Posts: 560; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
one of lumia early phone's big disappointment was the lack of micro sd card slot. now nokia have learned their lesson. hope HTC does too.
13. tigermcm (Posts: 781; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
i thought no micro sd was a wp7 thing. what wp7 has one?
27. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Several of them did, notably the original Samsung Focus, but they were not interchangeable with consumer-grade cards due to their higher data transfer rate (I think they were class 10 when class 4 or 6 was just starting to gain popularity), and even then there would be compatibility issues with non-OEM cards. Glad that changed
11. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
So the Arrow and Atlas are mid range devices? I hope I can have a high end option on Verizon from Nokia on launch.
12. fiebor (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
thank God for Nokia. Atlast a smartphone with 4.7 inch and 4.3 and also a midrange with dual core.
14. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
4.7" HD display, PureView, xenon + LED flashes, 16GB + microSD, and microHDMI and I'm all in.
15. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I hope it's better than Samsung's Odyssey!
20. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
The only thing Sammy will have in its favor is probably its price
29. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Guess I don't get that. The Odyssey (Love that name!!) has the potential to be a Tron-whuppin device. I am pumped to see it VS the High end Nokia and HTC's top end WP based on the ONE X.
21. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
i believe that atlas will be top high end phone and phi will be highend,while arrow will be midrange phone!!!
26. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Why ATT, why? Not gonna for that phi to show up on all carriers, which I doubt it will. Sorry Nokia if your Tmo device cant compete, it'll be either Samsung or HTC for me this December.
28. snowgator (Posts: 3335; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I think we can expect AT&T to be the better supported WP8 carrier at launch, as well it should be. But I am excited to see Verizon onboard at the starting line as well. There is also a "Trophy 2" rumor for Verizon from HTC buzzing around WP Central, and there are a couple fairly dependable Verizon sources on that site. So hopefully by mid-first quarter of 2013, we will see WP8 choices on 3 of the 4 top carriers.
Are you listening Sprint? Why let any customers think about getting away? What's 1 device gonna hurt?
36. downphoenix (Posts: 2505; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Who's to say that Sprint is the one holding back WP8 devices for Sprint? Nokia is the WP8 cheerleader, and they havent put out a phone for sprint in about 8 years, long before any Nokia disdain occured for other carriers. And HTC and Samsung have been pretty ho hum regarding WP, and LG only put out 1 WP phone.
30. ericsorensen (Posts: 51; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
It needs to have an HD screen (720p min)
38. KLikePhones (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)
I want a high end option for WP8 on Verizon as well, but alas it seems Verizon's still not interested in taking any risks when it comes to having some variety in the way of phones. That Nokia Phi sounds like it's going to look pretty slick.
But these are just rumors; we'll see what the reality will be.
39. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
What happened to the Lumia series? :(
Missed the name..
Miss the Song that played with Lumia Phones' advertisement...
Miss the design of Lumias......
41. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
they are codenames... do basically they are still lumias... like on asha...
40. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1211; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks now that Microsoft Windows 8 smart phones have a better operating system with more features than the windows 7 series has and their phones have hd screens and dual core CPU's and better Electronics to make them good smart phones worth the money.I hope that Microsoft does a better job of advertising their Windows smart Phones. some of their old commercials missed the mark. It is crunch time for Windows smart phones. Enough of them were sold to keep them around but will they sell enough of them to gain much more market share than the last 2 years. I will buy one. I hope that more people will do the same to make it a great third smart phone Eco system