Nokia's Israeli distributor first Nokia related person to confirm Windows Phone 8 launch

Nokia's Israeli distributor first Nokia related person to confirm Windows Phone 8 launch
Israeli publication Techit.co.il reported that a European distributor for Nokia has confirmed that Windows Phone 8 OS powered Nokia Lumia handsets will be available by the end of the year. The distributor distributes (what else would a distributor do?) the Nokia line in Israeli and stated that Eurocom Nokia will offer the Nokia Lumia series in Israel once the phones are loaded with Windows Phone 8, which supports Hebrew.

Windows Phone brass obviously are familiar with the Apollo update as Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore had produced a video that we showed you which was meant to be viewed by Nokia personnel only. Still, those in the know at the Finnish based manufacturer did an admirable job of keeping quiet except for a strange tweet from Nokia Saudi Arabia last month that mentioned that a Windows Phone 8 version of the Nokia Lumia 900 will come to the Middle East. With its disclosure that this variant of the Nokia Lumia 900 would suport Arabic, the tweet seems to dovetail perfectly with the distributor's comment.Windows Phone 8 is expected to bring support for microSD cards, multi-core processors, higher resolution screens and more to phones using Microsoft's mobile OS.

source: TECHIT.co.il (translated) via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

mmm im going to keep my lumia 900 even if the prodigy has the pureview.... naaa...PRODIGY!!

2. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

ill wait to hear more about this

3. Hemlocke unregistered

WP 8 will have provisions for better hardware, but it will be almost as stunted as 7/7.5, unless Microsoft wants to court fragmentation, as well.

4. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Nokia take my money

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Late Autumn, early Winter time frame seems very likely at this point from this and a dozen other stories. I know there is a late June, invintation only Microsoft event.. Wonder if that is the Windows Phone 8 official announcement party?

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Windows Phone 8 Nokia, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III --- decisions decisions...

7. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I am waiting since WP 8 is announced. I will buy if its up to my expectations otherwise will go for Android. By the way I am buying my wife Nokia Pureview 808 as soon as available. I do not think I will be buying an iphone because that doesn't offer some of the features I need from a Mobile phone.

13. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

the Galaxy S III is the phone I just fell in love with... I have never owned an iOS device, but I played with many so I'm considering the iPhone 5, since the display will be larger and new design and it usually equals the best. As of WP8, I'm also giving it a chance. I like the Metro, but still lacks a lot, and I mean ALOT of features - so I'm counting on the prodigy. If both disappoints me, SGS3 for me.

8. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

In terms of design htc one x,in term of h/w galaxy s3,in term of craze s/w iphone,in term of pc like os its window ph

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Let's wait and see

10. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

WE™ are liking the specs and hard wares.....!?

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Nokia is going to give us the update to WP8, i'm sure of that, both microsoft and nokia are not stupid, microsoft also make it possible to update Windows 7 (desktop) to Windows 8 (desktop), and it is a different kernel, so why would microsoft be so stupid to give not a update for Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 8 :) think about that, we will all get it

12. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

Sorry™ phone arena.....!

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