Nokia Windows Phone 8 models getting tested on Verizon and T-Mobile networks
posted by Alan F. / Apr 21, 2012, 5:35 PM
Both Nokia Fluid and Qualcomm Fluid have been seen before. The two names popped up on the Occasional Gamer site where the identity of handsets being used on the web page is revealed. The site offers 15 games for Windows Phone users. We can speculate until the cows come home about what this all means. Coincidentally, Verizon's CFO recently said that the carrier would be adding more Windows Phone models to be added to the aging HTC Trophy that it currently offers. Based on what we see from the DSL Report's mobile speed test, it sure looks like some Windows Phone 8 handsets are being tested. Whether we actually see these end up at Verizon and T-Mobile is another story that we will need to re-visit at a later date.
source: OccasionalGamer via TheNokiaBlog, WMPoweruser
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So windows phone 8 handsets will have square screens? Wtf?
posted on Apr 21, 2012, 5:44 PM 11
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Nah, but there will probably be one BlackBerry type of phone with hardware keyboard (like the Nokia E71 etc). Most probably is the 480x480 display one a budget device headed for the developing countries, kind of like the Nokia Asha 302 phone. That is almost guaranteed!
posted on Apr 22, 2012, 5:06 PM 0
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http://www.neowin.net/news/new-windows-phone-form-factors-revealed I've said it before and I'll say it again: the 480x480 spec is for the small, smartwatch-type device. It will be billed as a music- and notification-centric device. The 768x768 spec, however, is for a portrait business-oriented Nokia phone with a hardware keyboard
posted on Apr 21, 2012, 6:53 PM 4
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ooh. good catch. did not know that. hmm. a smartwatch? ehh... maybe. is would anyone actually wear a smart watch? they are not very popular now for android. in just a hair more time than it takes me to get my wrist into proper view, i can just about have my phone out and screen on. That and i tend to break watches reaeeally quickly. lol.
posted on Apr 22, 2012, 5:51 PM 0
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Main thing I am looking for is a phone witha physical keyboard,voice guidance navigation,strong processor with long battery life and a large,bright screen with gorilla glass.also a phone that pairs up well with a tablet that has a ptotective case with bluetooth qwerty keyboard -7" screen.
posted on Apr 21, 2012, 7:24 PM 0
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Alan, referencing your previous post when saying that Verizon's CFO has said they'd be adding more Windows Phone is more than just a stretch -- that was a post with the man saying he considered having three smartphone OS to be a positive thing. Nowhere did he say anything remotely resembling your linked text. Don't make snap assumptions with nothing but rumors to back them up, and sure as hell don't link them to a rumor article you yourself posted. That's ridiculously bad journalism.
posted on Apr 21, 2012, 9:32 PM 1
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I predict that Windows 8 devices will appear in store for sale the middle of the third quarter 2012 . I predict Nokia windows 8 smart phones on sale in September 2012. Microsoft I think wants to RTM Windows 8 for desktops, Laptops, and especially Tablets as soon as Windows 8 for these devices is ready.
posted on Apr 23, 2012, 10:30 AM 0
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