Nokia Windows Phone 8 models getting tested on Verizon and T-Mobile networks

Nokia Windows Phone 8 models getting tested on Verizon and T-Mobile networks
DSL Report's mobile speed test shows the User Agent belonging to a pair of Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Nokia Fluid and the Qualcomm Fluid. The latter showed up on Verizon with some zippy speeds most likely indicating the presence of LTE connectivity. The former was seen puttering along on T-Mobile's pipeline. While there is not too much we can tell you about the units, according to the User Agent both were equipped with IE 10. WMPoweruser says that their own server logs show Windows Phone 8 handsets running on the same networks with resolution of  768 x768 and 480 x 480.

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



17. prasadwolverine

Posts: 1; Member since: May 25, 2012

I guess it 768x480 display. 768x768 and 480x480 display would be really wierd.

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

12. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

sounds like a Nokia tablet

10. CannedKarma

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

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.

7. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well....rumor has

6. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

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.

5. MondrianMetro

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

The similar names give me pause for my hypothesis, though.

4. MondrianMetro

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 21, 2012 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

8. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

OH to dream of a W8 phone with a portrait QWERTY keyboard..

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

BlackBerry hardware migration to WP8?

9. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I was going to post the same thing. The link proves what M$ plans are for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. I can't wait to see what it looks like and grab one. When ever Sprint gets one that is!

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

3. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Any news on Windows Phone 8 on TMo gets me intrigued. The more the better.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea.. what an odd resolution. maybe its a square tablet. That would actually... sort of go along with the live tiles.. but i hope thats not the case. lol.

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

So windows phone 8 handsets will have square screens? Wtf?

13. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

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!

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

How did you even get 10 thumbs up? Must be Apple/Android fanboys.

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