Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Phi and Nokia Arrow headed to AT&T, Verizon to get the Nokia Atlas

Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Phi and Nokia Arrow headed to AT&T, Verizon to get the Nokia Atlas
September 5 is shaping up to be a pretty busy day for tech enthusiasts, especially for those eager to see the upcoming roster of Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Finns will be the first to unveil handsets powered by Windows Phone 8, and thanks to several sources familiar with the matter, we now have a bit of a better idea as to what we might expect to see.

According to popular Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, three Nokia Lumia smartphones are going to be unveiled at the event, including the Nokia Phi, photos of which we have already seen, and possibly that rumored 4.3-inch handset with curved top and bottom sides. Furthermore, Murtazin claims that the Nokia Phi (just a codename, by the way) has a 4.7-inch AMOLED display that he was particularly happy with. As far as design is concerned, the smartphone is bigger, yet slimmer than a Nokia Lumia 900 and looks similar to Nokia's current flagship, he says. Last but not least, Eldar confirms the presence of a microSD card slot, NFC, and an LTE radio. At this time, nothing is known about the rumored third upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphone.

At the same time, sources for The Verge confirm that two Nokia Lumia smartphones that are to be unveiled on September 5 will be offered at AT&T. One of them is the aforementioned Nokia Phi and the other is a smartphone referred to as the Nokia Arrow. Of course, both of them run Windows Phone 8. The polycarbonate-made Nokia Phi will allegedly be an AT&T exclusive, at least at launch, and will be a high-end Lumia model, while the Arrow will be a mid-range smartphone that T-Mobile is also going to get eventually. A smartphone codenamed Atlas, which is more or less identical to the Arrow, is said to be headed to Verizon, but its announcement is scheduled for a later date, according to the source of this rumor.

Although the new Nokia Lumia smartphones will be announced in September, they are not expected to go on sale earlier than October. Whether they will fly or flop remains to be seen.

source: Obozrevatel (translated), The Verge via Tech Crunch

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1. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Nice maybe people will give Windows Phone a chance maybe. Trophy still has one of the best ratings on Verizons website... don't know why it's so expensive though

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I hope T-Mobile gets a really powerful one; getting stuck with just the Lumia 710 was insulting as they were the only carrier to continuously offer Nokias even after they mostly abandoned the U.S. market.

25. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Yeah true that, they should have gotten the lumia 800 I would have snagged that up.

32. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

It was because of Verizon that their WP7 lineup was slim

33. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The radar was pretty nice too, not showstopper by any means though...

37. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i cant wait for the pureview one... these phones are just not really my type...

2. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Awesome. Can't wait for what new Lumia's Nokia will bring. Hope that all will be well on Sept 5.

3. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Finally! This is what we're waiting 4!

4. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Glad to see Verizon jump in the WP ship! Now hopefully Sprint will follow!

16. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They've both had WP, just no Nokias

23. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Yeah the Arrive and the Trophy. Both very solid phones, but at&t and T-Mobile release numerous different models while Sprint and Verizon have well.. only had one each.

31. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Verizon is jumping on the WP ship just yet, as they say the rumors indicate that Verizon will get the Nokia Arrow, the mid-range model. That's exactly what they did with Windows Phone 7 and the HTC Trophy -- stick an average WP model in their lineup just so that they can claim they offer WP.

35. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

I would go for an updated Trophy in a One X body type...

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Dear Nokia/MS, please don't forget to add the SD card slot. Sincerely, Those who would have gone with Windows phone but stuck with Android because of a lack of a SD card slot.

8. sbr999

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

One has a microSD slot.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Technically some of them had slots, but were not user-accessible or consumer cards weren't good enough to swap into it. The original Samsung Focus comes to mind as a more known example

22. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

@ cornerofthemoon, it has already been confirmed that WP8 deos have support for Micro SD cards.

24. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

And Bluetooth file transfer has also been confirmed.

34. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The Trophy GSM version only came with 8 GB but Verizon bumped it up to 16 GB making it one of the only windows phones with that much space for a while, so Verizon will probably give it 16 GB or Win 8 phones are supposed to support MicroSD

6. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

3 powerful handsets making debut with win ph8 at a time.great.there should be some device with large screen also as indicated

7. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Will WP 8 be a battery hog? Hopefully it won't.

9. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

dont think so as windows phones have lots of blacks on screen which dont consume power lot

10. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

one of lumia early phone's big disappointment was the lack of micro sd card slot. now nokia have learned their lesson. hope HTC does too.

13. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

i thought no micro sd was a wp7 thing. what wp7 has one?

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Several of them did, notably the original Samsung Focus, but they were not interchangeable with consumer-grade cards due to their higher data transfer rate (I think they were class 10 when class 4 or 6 was just starting to gain popularity), and even then there would be compatibility issues with non-OEM cards. Glad that changed

11. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

So the Arrow and Atlas are mid range devices? I hope I can have a high end option on Verizon from Nokia on launch.

12. fiebor

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

thank God for Nokia. Atlast a smartphone with 4.7 inch and 4.3 and also a midrange with dual core.

14. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

4.7" HD display, PureView, xenon + LED flashes, 16GB + microSD, and microHDMI and I'm all in.

18. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Me too......

15. Suts_97

Posts: 130; Member since: May 05, 2012

I hope it's better than Samsung's Odyssey!

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