Nokia to launch a Windows Phone 8 device by the end of the year

Windows Phone 8 is just around the corner, June specifically, but we already knew this but a little bit of new information, or rumored information, has made its way to an Israeli tech site who is citing a Nokia PR rep who said that Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia will hit store shelves before year’s end.

In addition, Windows Phone 8 will also have “full support for Hebrew” and the source again re-confirms the June unveiling of the new platform. We have long heard that other vendors will have Windows Phone 8 devices by the end of the year and now we can toss Nokia’s name in to that hat with a bit more confidence.

It should not comes as a surprise that Nokia would be quick to jump on the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon considering they are betting the entire company on the new platform. If you forgot what Windows Phone 8 will encompass, you can take a look here to learn more.

With a Windows Phone developer conference about four weeks away, we should learn a lot more about Microsoft’s second generation of the Windows Phone environment. There has already been a lot of controversy about if current devices will be upgradable to the new OS, but so far, all signs point to no. 

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Chica Ami said,
Wouldn't be surprised if they still keep the Lumia brand and add a bigger number at the end of it.

It would make sense. They are trying to build the Lumia brand and replacing it this quickly would defeat that purpose.

Lumia 900 similar device with Dual-Core, 41MP camera and 300+DPI screen? A man can dream...... A man can dream.....

McKay said,
Lumia 900 similar device with Dual-Core, 41MP camera and 300+DPI screen? A man can dream...... A man can dream.....

Dunno about the 41MP camera, might be too soon to see that (who knows how long they've been working on getting it on a Symbian device?) The other stuff should be double though.

McKay said,
Lumia 900 similar device with Dual-Core, 41MP camera and 300+DPI screen? A man can dream...... A man can dream.....

Doesn't even need a full 41mp. Even just 12-16 high quality MPs would suffice. However a true 41mp device is something that raises eyebrows.

laserfloyd said,

Doesn't even need a full 41mp. Even just 12-16 high quality MPs would suffice. However a true 41mp device is something that raises eyebrows.

He's referring to the pureview tech which is a 8mp camera with a sensor that is 41mp which allows for ultra sharp pics and a better digital zoom than any other phone camera around. This is what I am waiting for also. It is really impressive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtjBzHjzjjk

Edited by blackjezuz, May 16 2012, 9:27pm :

McKay said,
Lumia 900 similar device with Dual-Core, 41MP camera and 300+DPI screen? A man can dream...... A man can dream.....

That's what I hope for

laserfloyd said,

Doesn't even need a full 41mp. Even just 12-16 high quality MPs would suffice. However a true 41mp device is something that raises eyebrows.

The beauty of the Camera in the pureview is that you can condense all the detail into a smaller MP photo, resulting in apparently awesome photos.

lt8480 said,
I'd expect a Nokia handset to be the first WP8 device out.

I bet it's an updated 900, probably named the 910 or 920 etc.