Nokia CEO says devices in "different shapes, sizes and configurations" will be succeeding the Lumia 900

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Speaking at an interview, Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop had some interesting tidbits to disclose about Nokia going forward with Windows Phone this year. He said that owners of the Nokia Lumia 800 shouldn't feel sketchy about the LTE-enabled 4.3" Lumia 900 that is about to appear as an AT&T exclusive handset.

The Finnish giant's strategy with WP devices is to target different markets with different tailored propositions, depending on what it deems necessary for that market. In Europe, he said, LTE will play increasingly important role, but hasn't started to catch up yet the way it has in the US, so the Lumia 900 with LTE was first released for AT&T.

He mentioned, however, that Nokia has a deep bench for 2012, working on "successor devices" after the Lumia 900, phones with "different shapes, sizes, [and] different configurations, of course.... There is a lot more to watch.”

Apparently the strategy is to keep the excitement going, announcing devices at short and steady intervals, until a whole portfolio range of Nokia Windows Phones is released by year-end. On popularizing the platform he says:


We also learn a new thing about Nokia's Stephen Elop - turns out he is a pilot, and would like to see more airplane-related aps in the Marketplace, although well aware that not everybody shares this passion, and there are more pressing apps to populate the Marketplace with at the moment.

source: Pocket-lint

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16 Comments

1. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

will windows mango phones be provided upgrade to windows apollo a.k.a windows 8? And will windows phone ever receive bluetooth file transfer function? I'm on verge to buy a windows phone but these two factors are holding me

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As a huge Windows Phone supporter, I really have to tell you to hold off until more information on Apollo becomes public. What more functions it will bring, and it will be a ton, is still up in the air. I can not see why blue tooth capabilities wouldn't be enhanced, as the business integrations are a huge portion of WP8, but I haven't heard. As for legacy support, Microsoft is being even more tight lipped, but I can't imagine that 2nd Generation devices wouldn't get it, but it is likely 1st generation devices may not. I haven't heard, but I am mining WP websites and forums for gossip. I will of course shoot any competent rumors I hear to PA when it shows it's ugly bead.

9. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

ah, snowgator!!!! brothers-at-arms!!!! ;)

16. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Yes and no. First of all, MS will bring Apollo to first gen devices i remember that was stated by someone at Microsoft, that all devices will get support to 2012 and after that i doubt it, but that was stated over an year ago, or more but i remember it clearly. As for the bluetooth transfer - not likely. As i recall Apple didn't support BT to prevent piracy, but with Win8 i think it's logical to make the NFC a requirement and that will replace BT transfer in the not long distant future ( i'm thinking that because for the NFC requirement for every Win8 tablet, it's logical that WP will adopt it as well with Apollo in a big way).

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Nokia's WP devices which they have right now are great, just lower the prices and they'll sell. We're also waiting for the Nokia N8 of Windows Phone.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Boy, a Nokia portrait slider like the Dell Venue Pro would be a dream device for me....

10. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

my wife would love a landscape sliderll!!!!

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

For me it would be the Nokia E7 with WP ^^

6. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

For me it would be Verizon getting some new devices period.

11. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Amen to that!

7. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I would love to see Nokia make a nice little comeback with great and different designs for phones. Like N90 or the 9500 communicator or even the 9290. Obviously those phones were for a different time but honestly that's what made Nokia so unique. Make some neat crazy designs and see the people come back. Make sure to keep quality the number one priority though.

13. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Nokia quality is what has kept them in the game. In shaky times, I hope they realize that and continue to uphold their superior marksmanship as seen in the Lumia 800 and 900! I agree!

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yes Mr Elop different shape, size, model, look & feel, colors. But you have to agree that Lumia 800, 900 and N9 looks same. With Lumia 900 bigger screen. It's about time you bring trully different design aside from Lumia 710.

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

How can you complain when they have the best industrial design and finish since the iPhone? Some people want smaller screens, others want larger ones... There is a well deserved market for both the Lumia 800 and 900.

14. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Let's SEE SOME VERIZON DEVICES!!!

15. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Elop's description of live tiles sound a lot like widgets to me.

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