Nokia Flame, 4G Windows Phone 8 model, coming to T-Mobile according to roadmap

Nokia Flame, 4G Windows Phone 8 model, coming to T-Mobile according to roadmap
A T-Mobile roadmap apparently shows a new handset coming to the nation's fourth largest carrier, called the Nokia Flame. This phone is expected to offer 4G and is a Windows Phone 8 flavored model. It could be the same Nokia Flame handset that was spotted on a different T-Mobile roadmap last year. That phone was certainly not a high end model and featured a 4 inch screen, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and just 4GB of native storage on board which could be expanded by using the microSD slot. A 5MP camera was said to be on back.

If the Nokia Flame is a low end model like seen on last year's road map, we could end up seeing this device launch on T-Mobile's monthly 4G service. Considering that T-Mobile customers with the Nokia Lumia 710 were thrown under the bus this week with the revelation that the device will not be updated to Windows Phone 7.8, perhaps what T-Mobile customers truly need is a high-end Windows Phone 8 model like AT&T has and Verizon is rumored to be getting.

According to the roadmap, the device will hit T-Mobile stores on April 24th.

source: TmoNews


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9 Comments

1. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

man... I was hopping it would be the rumored Nokia Catwalk with the aluminum unibody and true pureview camera(one on the 920 doesn't count)

3. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

that(and maybe a nokia n9) would be the only Nokia Phones I would consider buying

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

so because the 808 has a higher megapixel count and bigger sensor, it is a "true" pureview? they're both pureviews mate

10. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

For me, the Pureview that I want is the one that does downsampling. Saves you a lot of time editing pics.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

PureView is whatever Nokia says it is. There's only been two models with that moniker, so there's not much to the definition. It boils down to the best camera tech Nokia can cram in a phone, not oversampling or low-light functionality or OIS independently, but the culmination of their years of R&D and production-ready tech. Otherwise, yes. T-Mo really could use a flagship WP. The scraps are unsatisfactory, especially when AT&T gets the flagships. The 810, though nice, is am updated 900, and the 710 was a less-attractive 800 that T-Mo, despite the rest of the world offering updates for it (and the C7 Astound AND the 5230 Nuron, both of which I own) they refuse to do so. They pock the ball up with devices like the G1, G2, and Nexus 4, then drop it with the 710, 810, Blaze, Curve 9###, etc. I love my lower bills, but this ish has to end.

2. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Buy a Nokia from T-mobile and you'll have no updates just like the Lumia 710. Good luck guys! Good luck!

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

At least it (like the Astound and Nuron before it) is relatively easily updated directly from the international servers... Don't have to rely on a third-party hack to get an update.

4. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

It might be a variant of Lumia 620 for T-Mobile customers! specs are quite the same.

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

isnt this already rumored before or after the lumia 920 was launch? and also that nokia glory and nokia blaze

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