Category: Nokia

Mysterious Phi Windows Phone 8 Design Released

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The design patent for Nokia’s latest and greatest Windows phone 8 device, code-named the Phi, has finally been released. The design drawings are brought to us by Liveside who did some digging and uncovered a new patent filing that looks to be the newest Nokia Windows 8 Phone submitting in drawings.

At first glance the design looks almost identical to the Lumia 800 and 900, but upon further inspection of the design the design matches previously leaked pictures of the Phi. One rumor that surrounded this device was that it had a curved screen which seems to have been proved wrong by this design drawing. No curved screen for the Phi.

The back of the “Phi” will be curved however, most likely to accommadate larger battery needed to power the large 4.7 inch display. Along with the larger battery, the Phi comes equipped with two speakers rather than just one previously seen on the Lumina series.

The buttons orientation on the Phi appears to be the same as the Lumina series only the buttons on the Phi have been spaced to take full advantage of the 4.7 inch display. The design features a micro USB on the bottom of the phone with a 3.5 mm headphone jack directly above it on the top of the phone accompanied by a dual microSIM/microSD card tray.

The Nokia Phi is being released on AT&T and is supposedly featuring these specifications:

  • 4.65 inch AMOLED display and ClearBlack 1280×720
  • 4G LTE
  • microSD, NFC
  • Qualcomm Dual-core CPU, 1.5GHz
  • polycarbonate, unibody design


Nokia And HTC To Announce Windows Phone 8 Devices In September

Mark September 5th on your calendar as Nokia is expected to announce their Windows 8 devices. According to WPDang HTC plans to follow up with their own Windows Phone 8 devices in the 3rd week of September.

You can checkout the rumored HTC specs below.

HTC Rio:


  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor (MSM8227)
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 720 video recording
  • 512MB memory
  • 14.4 Mbps HSPA


HTC Accord:

  • 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display
  • 8 megapixel camera sensor with 1080p video capture
  • 42Mbps HSPA + network
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (MSM8260A)


HTC Zenith:

  • 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display
  • 8 megapixel camera sensor with 1080p video capture
  • 42Mbps HSPA + network
  • Unnamed high-pass quad-core Snapdragon processor

Pink Nokia Lumia 900 Coming To AT&T, Along With Windows Phone 7.5 Update

Starting July 15th AT&T is going to carry the Nokia Lumia 900 in pink. The smartphone comes equipped with a 4.3-inch Clear Black AMOLED display, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash and 1 megapixel front-facing camera.

Along with a new color the Nokia Lumia is also going to be seeing Windows Phone 7.5 updates soon.

“Nokia is also bringing a lot of new enhancements to the Lumia 900. Nokia Lumia users will begin to see software updates for Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh in the coming weeks, which will add several new capabilities to their device including flip-to-silence. In addition, new features – including camera extras and DLNA streaming have just gone live in the Marketplace. A usage tracking counter and a new contact sharing feature are also coming in the near future.”

Nokia has also announced that the Zynga titles Words with Friends and Draw Something will be coming to Windows Phone this fall and it will be exclusive to Lumia users for the first 60 days.


Nokia Lumia 900 And HTC Titan II On Sale Through AT&T Starting April 8

AT&T has announced that starting April 8th their first LTE Windows Phone will be on sale. The Nokia Lumia 900 will be $99.99 and the HTC Titan II will go for $199.99 with a new two year agreement or qualifying upgrade.

Specs are as follows:

Lumia 900

  • 4.3 inch display
  • Window Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  • 1.4 Ghz processor
  • 4G/ LTE
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash
  • 1 megapixel front-facing camera



HTC Titan II

  • 4.7 inch WVGA S-LCD capacitive display
  • Window Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  • 1.5 GHz Scorpion/ Qualcomm S2 Snapdragon
  • 4G/ LTE
  • 16 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 1.3 front-facing camera
  • Li-lon 1730 mAh battery

You can get more information on the Titan via this link and the Lumia 900 via this link.

T-Mobile Reveals The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

T-Mobile made a few announcements during CES and among those announcements they revealed the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The Blaze 4G will be the third smartphone in T-Mobile’s line-up to take advantage of their 4G HSPA+ 42.

The Blaze features a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, a Super AMOLED display, pre-loaded with a variety of entertainment features and will be powered by Android’s OS.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to arrive sometime later this year. No additional information has been given at this time, but that’s normal for CES. Just keep checking back in for additional information. Not to step on Android’s toes, but if you’re interested in the Windows Phone series T-Mobile started carrying the Nokia Lumia 710 and it’s available now for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two year agreement.


The Nokia Lumia 710 To Be Carried By T-Mobile

T-Mobile and Nokia have announced that they will be bringing the Nokia Lumia 710 to the United States. The Lumia 710 will be the first Nokia branded Windows Phone to hit the states. The 710 is set to arrive January 11th for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two year agreement.

The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7 inch ClearBlack WVGA touch display, a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, running Windows Phone 7.5 and will be available in white or black.

Take a look at the full press release after the jump. Read more

Nokia Unveils Lumia Windows Phones

The Nokia/Windows Phone partnership was a big deal when it happened. Nokia was slipping worldwide with its Symbian OS, and Windows Phone wasn’t making progress anywhere. So the two joined forces in hopes that the iconic Nokia brand could spur interest in the WP operating system. It’s been a lot of talk up until today, when Nokia finally announced their first two Windows Phones during Nokia World 2011: the Lumia 800 and 710.

The Lumia 800 is an eye-catcher, to say the least. It looks nothing like the phones we are used to, and sort of invokes the old iPods with their round aluminum bodies (don’t tell Apple though). It’s a uni-body poly-carbonate (read: plastic) chassis with a “ClearBlack”  3.7″ AMOLED screen, an 8mp Carl Zeiss camera, and a 1.4ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU with a dedicated GPU, 512mb RAM, and 16gb storage.  It will be available in Cyan, Magenta, and Black across Europe this Fall for about 420 Euros, with Russian, Indian, and Asian markets being added before the end of the year.

The Lumia 710 is, well, not so eye-catching. With its specs nearly cut in half from the 800 with the exception of the processor, screen, and RAM, and a very childish-looking design, my guess is that the 710 will be marketed to the younger crowd. The 710 has 8gb of storage, a 5mp camera, and a slightly smaller battery. It will be available in white or black fronts with a number of different colored backs for a more reasonable 270 Euros in the same markets as the 800.

Will the Lumia series be Nokia and Microsoft’s light in the shadow of  iPhone and Android? We won’t know here in the US until 2012. What we do know is that Nokia and Microsoft are putting considering effort into pushing these new phones, and they are both gargantuan companies, so it’s anyone’s guess.

via [Windows Phone Blog] and [Engadget]

Leaked Images Of The Nokia 800

Some images have been leaked of the Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), also known as the Sea Ray. The Nokia 800 looks very similar to Nokia’s Meego powered Nokia N9. The device is said to be announced next week in London at the Nokia World Conference.

The Sea Ray has a 3.7 inch display and will be available in three different colors black, blue and pink. Read more