Two Nokia Windows Phone handsets coming to AT&T later this year

Two Nokia Windows Phone handsets coming to AT&T later this year
Rumor has it that Nokia is working on two new Windows Phone handsets, both of which are destined to launch on AT&T later this year. Word comes from sources familiar with Nokia's plans, who spoke with the guys at The Verge. One of them, codenamed Prodigy, is being described as a Windows Phone "superphone", whatever that is supposed to mean, while the other, bearing the AC/DC moniker, is expected to be a mid-range device.

And that is pretty much all that the aforementioned sources had to share; no specs, no images, no further hints whatsoever. On the other hand, since Prodigy is expected to be a high-end device, we would expect it to be powered by the upcoming Apollo update, which might also be known as Windows Phone 8. Hardware-wise, we might finally get to see a dual-core processor and a high-resolution display on a Windows Phone device, and the Nokia Prodigy might have both of these features. Of course, that is nothing but pure speculation at this time. And as far as the Nokia AC/DC is concerned, specs and pricing are anyone's guess.

If the tipster turns out to be correct, the Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC will be unveiled in the second half of 2012, possibly during Nokia World in September.

source: The Verge

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19 Comments

1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

There better be PureView, a xenon flash, HDMI, 64GB of memory, and a 4.3" display involved.

3. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

and maybe comes with SUPERhydrophobic technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAL3PTbBJw

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

as they said this technology is still limited to short life untill they manage to make it lasting they put it in

12. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Can't imagine the premium handsets from Nokia not having PureView on it. That tech has people really, really excited.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i would say u are right, but at the rate nokia produces things im not sure if it will be ready yet… im crossing my fingers though

2. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

With only a single core processor WP7 is amazingly fast, I can't imagine how fast it will be with a dual-core processor.

4. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

wp7 will be on my next phone. my contract is up in dec i'll keep my eye out on these phones if they hit the market

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I predict it will have a 1.5Ghz single core snapdragon with 512MB RAM and it will be high end.

7. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You should polish your crystal ball because it's obviously covered with thick dust! LOL!

6. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This news/rumor excites me because towards the end of this year, I expect the upgrade to my first WP, the HTC Radar, to be an Apollo Nokia Lumia. Prdodigy could be that phone! Hopefully the device comes with PureView in tow.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I WANT THE 808 come to AT&T

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Guess this means goodbye tmo.

11. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, it is obvious that Nokia will follow the 900 with some fantastic devices on AT&T. I am happy with that, as I am that Samsung is priming up some Apollo driven high end love. I will most likely be happy to dump huge dollars into a new WP in December/January. Not sure how I am going to reason it out with the Wife, but small details to be worked out later to keep Mrs. Gator from assaulting me. However, I want to hear more of the plans to get WP 8 devices on Verizon and Sprint. There is no way to avoid the fact that until you get a couple of choices on each carrier WP will only be an also ran in the Mobile market here in the U.S.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Great news, but I want the Lumia 900 last month. Still no official release date

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

At last us windows smart fans will have the high tech smart phones The windows metro interface has needed Ha Ha Haa- the Android and Iphone trolls wont be able to say Windows Smart phones are low tech smart phones not worth buying. there will still be Tango 1 and 2 lower cost Windows smart phones around that work will well for those who cannot afford to buy a high tech windows 8 smartphone so the Windows smart phones will be available to all people both rich and poor. That's cool.

15. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm so glad that AT&T usually takes chances on new OSes. Hopefully Sprint will obtain a Nokia Windows Phone in the future. If not, I guess Sprint customers will be stuck with the HTC Arrive until Sprint's LTE network comes to light...whenever that may be.

16. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

So, this article begins by telling the readers they have no clue what a "superphone" is: "...The Verge. One of them, codenamed Prodigy, is being described as a Windows Phone "superphone", whatever that is supposed to mean..." Then later in the article they wonder aloud what the so called "superphone" may contain; wouldn't that mean they actually have an idea of what a WP superphone might be? Why can't these guys just write an article without always seemingly making snide remarks about WP devices. I don't believe that comment would ever be made about Apple. "On the other hand, since Prodigy is expected to be a high-end device, we would expect it to be powered by the upcoming Apollo update, which might also be known as Windows Phone 8. Hardware-wise, we might finally get to see a dual-core processor and a high-resolution display on a Windows Phone device, and the Nokia Prodigy might have both of these features."

17. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

How later this year? Worth waiting for them instead of getting the Lumia 900 when my upgrade comes up in July? Decisions decisions. I love these decisions.

19. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

can anyone tell why it is taking so long for the nokia 900 to come here? it my opinion it is already to late for that phone, polycarb and all! i am waiting to jump on the windows bandwagon, as i tried the focus early on, but was not overwelmed yet..but with tango...and windows 8 at home...i want to make the switch. nokia is so frikkin slow! no wonder they are bleeding smart phone % daily!!!

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