Lumia 800 shows up on FCC's web site

The Lumia 800 has been on sale in Europe for several weeks now but there's still no word on when the flagship smartphone in Nokia's new Windows Phone-based brand will be sold in the US. Now it looks like the phone is one step closer to making its American debut. News.com reports that the smartphone has gotten the official filing confirmation from the Federal Communications Commission.

That usually means that an official launch announcement for the phone is getting very close. It's more than likely that Nokia will use its CES 2012 press conference in early January to reveal the US launch date for the Lumia 800, along with its wireless carrier or carriers. AT&T has been rumored to be the official US carrier for the Lumia 800 but that has yet to be confirmed by either Nokia or AT&T.

The less expensive sister phone to the Lumia 800, the Lumia 710, is already confirmed to be heading to the US on January 11 via T-Mobile for the price of just $49.99. There are persistent rumors that Nokia might also announce a Lumia 900 smartphone at CES next month with a larger screen than the Lumia 800.

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Is Neowin sponsored by Microsoft? It's just I see a lot of positive articles on the Lumia, yet the article over on The Register highlighting poor sales - only 0.17%, versus Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy SII at 16.1% and the HTC Sensation at 2.16% or the iPhone 4S at 10.24% - was completely ignored. That seems suspicious to me.

It just looks like stealth advertising.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Is Neowin sponsored by Microsoft? It's just I see a lot of positive articles on the Lumia, yet the article over on The Register highlighting poor sales - only 0.17%, versus Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy SII at 16.1% and the HTC Sensation at 2.16% or the iPhone 4S at 10.24% - was completely ignored. That seems suspicious to me.

It just looks like stealth advertising.

How would you expect it to be if its name were Neodroid, or Neopple? I've seen them critizicing Microsoft often, but most of us are pro-Microsoft (products) here.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Is Neowin sponsored by Microsoft? It's just I see a lot of positive articles on the Lumia, yet the article over on The Register highlighting poor sales - only 0.17%, versus Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy SII at 16.1% and the HTC Sensation at 2.16% or the iPhone 4S at 10.24% - was completely ignored. That seems suspicious to me.

It just looks like stealth advertising.

Maybe it has something to do with that articles bases being weak, if you can even call it that to. Who's ever heard of Mobile Please? And the list is bogus, we all know RIM is tanking but they have two phones in their list? Come on.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Is Neowin sponsored by Microsoft? It's just I see a lot of positive articles on the Lumia, yet the article over on The Register highlighting poor sales - only 0.17%, versus Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy SII at 16.1% and the HTC Sensation at 2.16% or the iPhone 4S at 10.24% - was completely ignored. That seems suspicious to me.

It just looks like stealth advertising.


You missed the horrible review of the device? With a poor rate for non valid point? (ex: lack of SD card, but it's not a problem for the iPhone review).

Trust me, Neowin isn't fond of WP.

GP007 said,

Maybe it has something to do with that articles bases being weak, if you can even call it that to. Who's ever heard of Mobile Please? And the list is bogus, we all know RIM is tanking but they have two phones in their list? Come on.

Exactly. It is beyond ridiculous that anyone who posts a pro Microsoft article is clearly just doing it because they're pro Microsoft... Meanwhile, the Apple articles are full of nonsensical jiberish and praise and that's clearly just because they're the best. LOL This double standard drives me nuts.

alexalex said,
I read a rumor that Nokia will have to recall all Lumia 800 as the battery issue in not a software bug but hardware.

Nope.

psreloaded said,
Please link to the original rumour, else it looks like you are starting the rumour.

Yeah, I've not heard that either... I would be interested in seeing the story though.