Nokia launching Lumia 800 4G on AT&T in January

The launch of Nokia’s first Windows Phones in Europe is now just days away. The UK has been flooded with marketing for the company’s new devices and in France, pre-orders for the Lumia 800 have topped the charts. But eyes around the world have looked on in envy, waiting for firm news of when the phones will arrive in new markets.

For those in the United States, the wait may soon be over as it appears that the company will be making its return to America with the launch of its Windows Phones at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

WinRumors reports that Nokia is in discussions with multiple carriers in the US, but that they will launch the Lumia 800 on AT&T ahead of other operators. Citing ‘sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans,’ the site also states that Nokia’s first Windows Phone will be LTE-compatible.

The Verge claims that this is the reason that Nokia held back its US launch - the collaboration with AT&T to ensure that it could launch with a 4G device was deemed a sufficiently high priority to warrant the delay. The site also speculates that the Lumia 800 4G might launch with the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed ‘Tango’, although given the timeframes in question, it seems more likely that it will launch with a variant of Mango, tweaked to include LTE support.

So start saving up those dollars... If Windows Phone is your thing, this is one handset you're probably going to want to get your paws on. If you're on the lookout for something a bit bigger though, don't forget that the HTC TITAN, with its enormous 4.7" display, will be arriving on AT&T on November 20.

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What, no dual core?!??! Windows mobile sucks!

hahaha.. to all you non-need core pathetic dweebs.. it's clearly laughable..

rijp said,
What, no dual core?!??! Windows mobile sucks!

hahaha.. to all you non-need core pathetic dweebs.. it's clearly laughable..

Thats cool bro

rijp said,
What, no dual core?!??! Windows mobile sucks!

hahaha.. to all you non-need core pathetic dweebs.. it's clearly laughable..

Have you used one? They are fast. Really fast.

Sure I can see where you'd want dual core to future-proof the phone, but at the moment it runs fine.

WTF!? Where is the "Ace" that is supposed to bring all the premier features (4"+ clear black screen, FFC, 32GB+, etc.)!?

If this is all they have me waiting for I'm gonna go buy Galaxy S II device or Nexus, this will be ****ing lame if all they offer is LTE to the Lumia 800. Such a mediocre device for the "Flagship Windows Phone"

WTF!? Where is the "Ace" that is supposed to bring all the premier features (4"+ clear black screen, FFC, 32GB+, etc.)!?

If this is all they have me waiting for I'm gonna go buy a ****ing Galaxy S II, this will be ****ing lame if all they offer is LTE to the Lumia 800. Such a mediocre device for the "Flagship Windows Phone"

I don't think the US will get the 800 as we know it right now, I'm betting on a updated 810 with a 4" screen as well, maybe they'll have the time till Jan to also find room for the FFC they had to leave out.

...And I realize that AT&T is the "premier WP7 carrier" but seriously? Making EVERY decent WP7 phone exclusive to AT&T is going to kill them. There's no way in hell I'm buying a second-rate device like the HTC Radar or the Lumia 710 and I'm not switching carriers. I'm sure a lot of people are in the same boat.

The Galaxsy S was so successful because it was available on every carrier. They need to do the same with the Focus S and Nokia needs to the same with its rumored "Ace".

shamburg said,
...And I realize that AT&T is the "premier WP7 carrier" but seriously? Making EVERY decent WP7 phone exclusive to AT&T is going to kill them. There's no way in hell I'm buying a second-rate device like the HTC Radar or the Lumia 710 and I'm not switching carriers. I'm sure a lot of people are in the same boat.

The Galaxsy S was so successful because it was available on every carrier. They need to do the same with the Focus S and Nokia needs to the same with its rumored "Ace".


Being exclusive to AT&T didn't seem to hurt the iPhone's popularity.

GaMMa said,

Being exclusive to AT&T didn't seem to hurt the iPhone's popularity.

Nokia isn't popular here, Apple has always had brand value that no other company today has, that's why at&t wasn't a huge issue, people loved Apple too much to turn down switching over to at&t to get the iPhone.