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

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.

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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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



18. rinawan

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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

15. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 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.)

13. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

9. Vrils

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

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

8. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

10. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

17. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

16. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

19. friko

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 31, 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!!!

5. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Lumia 900?? Only?? BWAHAHAHA!!!

7. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

You're adopted? BWAHAHAHAH!!!

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

3. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

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

2. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

1. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 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!!!

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