New Nokia Windows Phone 8 device revealed?

It's not a shock to learn that Nokia is working on some upcoming smartphones that will be running on Windows Phone 8, also known as "Apollo". Today the fan site MyNokiaBlog.com reports they have received photos that seem to show at least one unannounced Nokia device that's now running Windows Phone 8.

One of the site's readers was using the WP Bench software on his Lumia 800. The photo shows that one of the smartphones that also used that same app has the OS version number 8.0.9842, which would seem to confirm that someone at Nokia is testing the still unannounced next version of Microsoft's mobile OS.

Furthermore, the software said Windows Phone 8 was running on what it labeled the Nokia PureLamda. Three more smartphones were also shown running the software in other photos posted on the site; The Nokia Phi, the Nokia PurePhi and the Nokia Alpha.

All of these names could just be code words; they may not represent what the final version of these products will be called by Nokia when they are released. However, it would appear that Nokia has quite a few future Windows Phone devices that are currently undergoing some testing.

Source: MyNokiablog | Image via MyNokiaBlog

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The PureLambda or PurePhi might be having the 41mp camera on them... the naming makes sence that way. The others might be the same device without the 41mp camera...

psreloaded said,
The PureLambda or PurePhi might be having the 41mp camera on them... the naming makes sence that way. The others might be the same device without the 41mp camera...

YES YES YES!!!

But why 2~3 devices? Maybe they are different iterations and they will launch the best of them?
Another thing to note is they are not Lumias , so that again makes sense that they will be launching a PureX series (series i couldn't have imagined of any better form of Lumia to come design wise). Lambda is wavelength and phi is idk angle , anyways they are related to Optics

Lastly, the benchmarks show that the Pure series are lil faster than HD2/Lumia 900, so maybe they are still not dual core? That's weird

A list of all such WIP devices in the benchmark can be seen here too : http://www.windowsphonedaily.c...sung-milkyway-and-more.html

*Samsung Milkyway
*Nokia PureLambda
*Nokia PurePhi
*HTC RainDrop
*Nokia Alpha
*Nokia Lambda (prolly without Pureview)

Edited by bogas04, May 25 2012, 10:07am :

psreloaded said,
The PureLambda or PurePhi might be having the 41mp camera on them... the naming makes sence that way. The others might be the same device without the 41mp camera...

If there is a WP PureView device coming any sooner it will most certainly a lower MP and a smaller sensor version. 808 is a PureView Pro device so something with PureView branding without the 'Pro' positioned between N8 and 808 in their cameraphone lineup.

I believe that Microsoft has a real chance at succeeding with the Windows Phone platform. Windows 8 desktop/tablet in combination with a mobile phone version that are made to connect with each other, can be very a very powerful combination to have.

Android has a huge problem with fragmentation and all the different companies making their own crappy skins and bloatware. In the long run, Android will lose, especially when Windows Phone keeps getting better and more adult. The only thing that they really need at this point are developers, developers, developers!

I will probably stay with the iPhone/iPad and eventually OSX Mountain Lion. But if Windows Phone keeps getting better with more apps, and the tablets will be aweome with a lot of apps, I see myself switching in a more distant future. But right now they are not there yet.

Android in it's current form will never be an option for me though.

If you watch closely the forth photo shown on the fansite, you can clearly see HTC HD7. That means -if the photos are original- that Microsoft is testing WP8 on older WP devices (HD7 belonging to the first generation of WP7 devices) and we (old WP owners) may finally have a chance to get Apollo!

Pi.X.el said,
If you watch closely the forth photo shown on the fansite, you can clearly see HTC HD7. That means -if the photos are original- that Microsoft is testing WP8 on older WP devices (HD7 belonging to the first generation of WP7 devices) and we (old WP owners) may finally have a chance to get Apollo!

Would love for that to be true, but I remember getting excited that Microsoft were testing WP7 on the Samsung Omnia i8910HD (which I had at the time with a custom rom) - sadly the nearest available at launch was the Omnia 7 (which I have now) which had a slightly inferior spec

I can still hope and dream tho!!!

Pi.X.el said,
If you watch closely the forth photo shown on the fansite, you can clearly see HTC HD7. That means -if the photos are original- that Microsoft is testing WP8 on older WP devices (HD7 belonging to the first generation of WP7 devices) and we (old WP owners) may finally have a chance to get Apollo!

I think that's wishful thinking. The image only proves that an HTC HD7 device has used the WP Bench application. It doesn't mean that it was running WP 8.0 at all. Anyone can install WP Bench, download it from the marketplace here: http://windowsphone.com/s?appi...952c-41e0-8763-25af86bc8937

I think that at best, second generation i.e. native WP7.5 devices are the most likely candidates for WP8 since they come with front cameras and better screens but I doubt that all of them will be allowed to upgrade.

I'm probably going to replace my HD7 with a Lumia 900 as I am due for upgrade but I won't be surprised if I can't upgrade to WP8. Maybe some of the newer features will be back-ported for a little while for WP7 devices that are running WP7.5.

Edited by CtrlShift, May 25 2012, 1:27pm :

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