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Nokia Lumia 610 and international Lumia 900 tipped for MWC 2012 once more

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Nokia Lumia 610 and international Lumia 900 tipped for MWC 2012 once more
It looks like we have one more source claiming that Nokia is to unveil a cheap Windows Phone handset at MWC 2012. According to Reuters, the Nokia Lumia 610 will indeed be announced next week in Barcelona, as tipped by people familiar with the matter. If the previous Lumia 610 rumors are on the right track, the smartphone will be priced very aggressively becoming the cheapest Windows Phone device out there. At less than $160 off-contract, the smartphone will still offer the core functionality of Windows Phone, but since it will most likely run the lightweight Tango update, too much of a processing punch will not be required.

But wait, there is more! Reuters' source also claims that an international Nokia Lumia 900 is also going to make an appearance at MWC 2012. We have already heard rumors about Nokia launching at least one high-end smartphone in Barcelona, and the Lumia 900 might just be it. According to rumors, the international Lumia 900 will be more or less identical to the AT&T version, except for the 4G LTE radio, which will be replaced with a HSPA one.

Of course, whether these rumors hold water or not will become known in less than a week's time. MWC 2012 kicks off in just a few short days, so stay tuned!

source: Reuters

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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:39

1. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1584; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Hmm I wonder i will the Nokia/Windows 7 OS cheap smart phone be sold in the good Old USA. I frankly hoped Nokia would have upgraded their T-mobile 710 to have a front facing Camera so it would be Skipe capable. There is a need for such a cheaper Windows phone 7 in the USA. I am not sure Americans would buy the Tango class Windows 7 series smart phone because they want a fuller richer smart phone experience like window 7. 5 mango gives them.. the tango class smart phones I hope will not be as bad as cheap Android phones have been reported to be because this could hurt Microsoft's bid to be a biggger player in the smart phones world

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 10:47

2. Sharky (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

Yeah, it would be nice if Microsoft brought a cheaper option to the US market, especially for the prepaid market. Android has a real strong hold on the prepaid market and while there are some pretty good mid-range phones it seems to me that the low-range phones are the ones that sell the most. I'd like to have the option of choosing a WP or Android phone on prepaid.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:08

4. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

remember that wp doesn't have skype yet, just tango.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:10

3. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

OEMs are throwing Android phones out left and right coming MWC. Most of them appear to be "hero" devices. WP, so far nothing spectacular. So what's the trouble? I assume we're all gonna have to wait till 4th quarter for our hero phones because of "Apollo".

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:08

5. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

This might actually work out for Nokia but i think Nokia took the wrong move. Nokia should have gone for ANDROID.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 00:30

8. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


posted on 22 Feb 2012, 23:03

6. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

When the do release a windows phone (when not if) and Boost Mobile picks one up, I would so ditch T-Mobile

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 23:07

7. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Someone be trollin in a WP article

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