Nokia Windows Phone 8 prototype poses for the camera

Nokia Windows Phone 8 prototype poses for the camera
That Nokia is working on Windows Phone 8 smartphones is something that we already know. What those smartphones will look like once they are out, however, is not yet known, but a recent leak coming from the far east might have just shed some light on the matter.

What we have pictured below is said to be a Nokia Windows Phone 8 prototype. Or at least that is what is written on the bottom side of the unit, underneath its display, according to the tipster who provided the images. As far as we can tell, the claim seems trustworthy, given that on the device's home screen we see live tiles of smaller size, just like the ones that will make an appearance in WP8.

Or could it be an existing Nokia Lumia model running an early build of Windows Phone 7.8? Sure! However, note the lime-yellowish color of the smartphone. So far, we've seen Lumias in black, white, magenta, pink, and blue, but not in a hue similar to the one on the smartphone in the images. Or at least not in person. On the other hand, back in December of last year, a leak indicated that a yellow Nokia Lumia was supposedly being planned, but no such color variation has been unveiled officially to this day.

So yeah, this could indeed be a Nokia Windows Phone 8 prototype, but it could also be a smartphone running WP7.8, or it might even be an elaborate hoax. We can't tell with absolute certainty what the truth is, but if you, guys, have a theory, do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments below.

source: WPDang (translated) via WPCentral


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29 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

sweet jesus! i think i just made 90% of my decision already!

23. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and trolls started thumbing positive comments. Ow why can't this people accept any other phones beside android operated phones. urgh.

28. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

aaaaand my post is hidden due to low rating. :/ trolls. Attention everyone! I love all OSs!

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Agreed, this looks great (if it's real). I love that it's green. The bezel between the top of the screen and to edge of the black section is smaller than the 900, indicating a possibly larger screen. The Nokia logo has been moved from under the FFC to the left side and up in-line with the FFC. The non-Windows8 icon could be indiciative it's still a prototype or preliminary. I hope it comes to T-Mobile

2. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

love this concept http://goo.gl/oHa2f

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i know. would be nice if they did it.

3. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

looks more like the lumia 900 and 800 but thats fine i love the design go nokia

16. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Looks like nokia's following apple's route Carrier exclusive and make a design that looks good and don't change it too often

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Still going to fail...

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

add pureview and sell it with dual core, hd screen at a low price - will be equals with the s3 and iPhone.

7. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No it won't. Products are not being sell because of specs. It's been proven numerous times. I'm just curious when will general public and industry admit that, or if they'll admit it at all.

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

if they add that 41MP sensor or anything near it, with good marketing, everyone will flock with it. specs may not be a reason but it's a big factor. bad products won't sell well because of their specs, not marketing.

13. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

iPhone with inferior specs is selling gazillions of times better than anything else combined. And Nokia had one of the most elaborated and most expensive marketing campaigns in recent years with their Lumias - and they completely failed. They couldn't sell the number of Lumias that Apple sold in their iPhones in just first month after release. So, specs don't work, marketing don't work. Only CULTOROLOGICAL SIGNIFICATION AND RELIGION works.

15. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

you have a point. that's just because nobody has faith in Nokia anymore especially after all the Android craze. just wait. they'll get back again.

17. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well, Nokia worked very hard during the last few years on destroying the last breath of reputation they had. If they worked so cleverly on their marketing, they could actually build up their cult value again. But I doubt it, it looks more like they want to go down, so they can be bought by someone, probably Micorosft, for their patents.

8. guildsa654

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

NOKIA HATER DETECTED

12. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lover actually (N9), however I'm deeply commited to truth in mobile industry. No love or hate or religion in me when it comes to how thing really stand.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I love the N9, but hugely disappointed due to low specs....!

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The truth detected.

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i like apple but why the heck an apple fan will bash nokia... go fight with android!

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i really think its fake... just look at the windows logo.. its not windows 8 logo... i think its windows 7.8!

14. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This Nokia is definitely not Lumia 800 nor Lumia 900. It has 900's physionomy but it has curved/tapered screen edges like 800!

18. sportsinger75

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Sorry, but there's no way I could ever purchase a Microsoft Windows Phone handset ever again. All us WP7 owners got shafted by not being allowed to upgrade to Windows 8. Completely unacceptable.

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True.

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

We didn't get shafted. We bought a phone that came with a functional OS. Do you buy a car with the expectation you're going to get the next model year's improvements? Do you buy a HD TV expecting it'll be able to show 4K when it comes out? No, you buy the new one when you want to and can afford it. The hardware isn't up to snuff for the new platform, but the software that works on the old platform is coming with 7.8, so it's pretty close to the full 8 experience I would guess.

24. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

thats just yellow paint

27. mohitmk21

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

its seems to be more of wp7.8 than wp8 cause the logo at base is the same old one and wat i believe the the nokia wp8 must be coming with new wp8 logo....but then who knows!!!

29. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm an all screen design with a black screen and yellow body color scheme not bad. I wish the corners were rounded off more. I would buy this smart phone but this thing may be Proto type device or fake be patient folks in less than a 5 weeks nokia will show us their REAL DEAL new Windows phone "8" smart phones. who knows this could be real remember the sea ray design body which became the Nokia 800 was leaked. maybe Nokia is doing it again to get a gauge of what us folks think of this design so speak up folks.

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