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Nokia Lumia 900 can run Windows Phone 8, claims Nokia Care

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Nokia Lumia 900 can run Windows Phone 8, claims Nokia Care
Whether existing Windows Phone devices will be upgraded to Apollo or not has been somewhat of a hot topic throughout the Windows Phone community. While some sources indicate that no current handset will receive a Windows Phone 8 update, others claim the opposite, which leaves WP smartphone owners hanging in the middle and waiting for an official statement on the matter. 

However, it appears that Nokia Care is in support of the latter scenario, or at when it comes to the company's flagship Windows Phone model. "The Lumia 900 is capable of upgrading to the Windows Phone 8 Apollo." – this is what a representative said during an online chat, as you can see in the screenshot below.

The Nokia Lumia 900 might be updated to Windows Phone 8 after all

The Nokia Lumia 900 might be updated to Windows Phone 8 after all

Can the Nokia Care person be trusted? Perhaps, although it would be wiser to wait for an official word from Microsoft or Nokia before popping any champagne bottles. Furthermore, "capable of upgrading" is not the same as "will be upgraded to". In other words, companies may prefer to push newer devices running Windows Phone 8 instead of bothering to send an update to its current user database, regardless of whether their handsets meet the platform's hardware requirements or not. 

Whatever the truth may be, we will likely get more information on the matter later this month. The Windows Phone Developer Summit is scheduled for June 20 in San Francisco, and chances are that Windows Phone 8 will be previewed.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 03:20 8

1. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

nokia is well known for their product support also MS gives some special rights to nokia to edit code of their OS this means that there are more chances to getting update to next version!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 03:26 7

2. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Folks Nokia wants to make affordable smart phones I predict that Nokia will make cheap single core middle tech Wwindows 8 smart phones as well as the more expensive Dual core, High def screen. NFC, Pure vue Camera high tech Windows 8 smart phones that will make Windows smart phones have the technology to compete with the Iphone or the high Android smart phones like the Galaxy S 3. a cheap Nokia 900 running Windows 8 would still sell well if it is priced right because it's design is still very good though it is dated now.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:00

3. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 8 in what capacity and function?

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:00 3

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I'm pretty sure the Lumia 900 would be at a great price when WP8 is announced along with other Nokia phones.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:03 1

5. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)

Lumia 900?? Only?? BWAHAHAHA!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:42 8

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

You're adopted? BWAHAHAHAH!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:22 3

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I wanna live in the US where Lumia phones are cheap. Here in Asia, the unlocked ones are pricey as hell, especially the 900, same price as the SIII.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:01 1

11. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

in Belgium we have the same problem :) 500 to 600 € :) about 700 $ :)

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:43 1

14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

They're $450-499.99 is the U.S. Cheaper than an iPhone or Galaxy S2, but still a fair amount of money

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:36 1

19. friko (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

While AT&T in U.S. is selling Lumia 900 at $500 USD... Here in México, Telcel company is at $750 USD which means $10,800 MX pesos.
It's ridiculous!!!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 04:51 5

8. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Its Nokia we are talking about, there's more than 90% probability that Lumia900 can run WP8. Nokia unlike others has never disappointed its customers when it comes to updates.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 06:13 2

10. RobotMan (Posts: 145; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Same as when they said 610 can run Skype, but now what happen !

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:57 1

17. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Dude they removed it because of performance issues, its still available if u know how to get it ;).

But at least they score brownie points for thorough testing, unlike fruit Ninja n Bot.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:07

16. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

It's very simple. If WP8 supports the current hardware (1 GHz Snapdragon S2, 512MB RAM) then all current gen phones will be updated assuming that the OEM is willing to.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 05:50 2

9. Vrils (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

they still dind`t confirm that Windows 7.5 phones will be upgraded to Windows 8

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:10 1

12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Seeing most Windows 8 tablet coming with 2GB Ram. I don't think any windows phone will get the true Windows 8 update. Yes there will be a windows 8 update, it will just change the version name and number. Some more updates and additions. To make us believe its Windows 8.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:21 3

13. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

the only ones i believe will update there phone is nokia. that being said just like all major updates unless you buy the new phone the update will not give you all the features of the new major update that is a given.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 11:48

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Book it: All WP 2nd Gen devices will vet WP8. Period, end of story. Chisel it in stone, and take the odds in Vegas.

Everyone"cheering" for Microsoft to screw this up: Move along, nothing to see here. Find something else to complain about.

The only debates here is when each manufacturers will get it, if there will be an Apollo release day for legacy devices like there was for Mango, and if 1st Gen devices will get it (I hope so. No reason not to.)

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 00:48 1

18. rinawan (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

maybe lumia got 7.8 WP but not 8 wp.. Just UI..

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