Report: Nokia to unveil two Windows Phone 8 devices Sept. 5

According to a new report, Nokia's joint press conference with Microsoft on Sept. 5 will reveal two new Windows Phone 8 devices from the company. The devices are both said to be heading to AT&T, although T-Mobile will get one of the devices and Verizon will get a similar device, albeit likely at a later date.

Tom Warren of The Verge, who has an 88 percent accuracy rating on Tracourreports the devices are currently codenamed the Arrow and Phi, and will have a similar build to the Lumia 800 and 900 range of handsets. Specifically, the devices will feature "a large curved glass display" and the polycarbonate body seen in Nokia's other devices. Warren states that the Arrow will be a mid-range device coming to AT&T and T-Mobile, and that an "almost identical variant" will come to Verizon later.

The rumored Nokia Phi handset

The report meshes with other recent rumors and leaked information, including recently leaked pictures, seen above, of a Nokia Windows Phone 8 device. That device was later revealed to be codenamed the Nokia Phi. Additionally, last month a report claimed Nokia would be revealing two Lumia devices (the Lumia 910 and 920) at the Sept. 5 event. Yesterday, a Bloomberg report claimed Verizon would receive a Nokia Windows Phone 8 device but that the device would be revealed at a later date.

In addition to Nokia, HTC is said to be preparing its first three Windows Phone 8 devices for reveal sometime next month at events in London and New York.

Source: The Verge | Image via WPDang

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i don't think they will charge more then 200, the lumia 900 is going for $50 with a contract. I'm sure they won't charge more then apple. Oh speaking of which, I'm dumping my Iphone for a lumia 920, even if it's more then $200.

So you wouldn't think a 1280 screen quad core s4 processor 1GB ram 16-32GB storage, NFC, high rez camera is worth more than 200 (high end HTC phone)? Lumia 900 unlocked is £450 so what are you on about?

So you wouldn't think a 1280 screen quad core s4 processor 1GB ram 16-32GB storage, NFC, high rez camera is worth more than 200 (high end HTC phone)? Lumia 900 unlocked is £450 so what are you on about?

If windows phone 8 phones are over 200 then forget it. I and thousands of other people will not buy it! That would be insane if the windows phone was over 200 or 300. If it is, then it will fail horribly!!!

lctb51 said,
If windows phone 8 phones are over 200 then forget it. I and thousands of other people will not buy it! That would be insane if the windows phone was over 200 or 300. If it is, then it will fail horribly!!!

199 is my guess, with rebates and such to bring it down possibly. I'll drop 200 but no more.

Has anyone thought about the 8-bit art you can make if you only use small tiles on WP8?

My wife actually brought that to my attention, and she is not tech.

deadonthefloor said,
Has anyone thought about the 8-bit art you can make if you only use small tiles on WP8?

My wife actually brought that to my attention, and she is not tech.

No, but I'm sure someones going to do it at some point.

dogmai79 said,
Are they going to keep using the old logo on the new phones? I would think they would switch to the new one.

That is probably just an early prototype so it has the old logo on it.

.Neo said,
Really hoping they'll bring the curved glass design to the Lumuia 900 successor.

Me too. And the screens are so nice and easy to see in daylight compared to other phones... I can't wait for a Lumia...

WinMunkee said,
I really hope one of these devices make it to Verizon. I'm ditching sprint once they do.

Yeah, Verizon really needs to get on the ball here.

I'm excited to see what they have to offer, but at the same time I know it's going to be at least a few months before I can buy one. It would make sense to me, that companies would use the hype of the release in a more sales oriented way.

In my opinion, that's one the many things Apple does right. They know leading up to a release that they need to ramp production and have things waiting in the wings to go out to distributors so that once announced, products can be purchased.

They better do a better job on low light camera quality. That is my only complaint with Lumia 900. I love the Polycarb, but the screen scratches to easily also. The need for a screen protector bugs me but I have NO need for a case, which is amazing. Also the "zeiss" label on the back is VERY easily scratched. Big boner on that one too if you ask me.

I also see no reason not to be able to voice navigate to addresses and have it use Nokia drive instead of Bing Maps for navigation. Annoying to have to type in addresses.

jimmyfal said,
They better do a better job on low light camera quality. That is my only complaint with Lumia 900. I love the Polycarb, but the screen scratches to easily also. The need for a screen protector bugs me but I have NO need for a case, which is amazing. Also the "zeiss" label on the back is VERY easily scratched. Big boner on that one too if you ask me.

I also see no reason not to be able to voice navigate to addresses and have it use Nokia drive instead of Bing Maps for navigation. Annoying to have to type in addresses.

I broked the glass yesterday.
Huge crack on my precious lumia ....
I thought this was a tank because I had no case since day 1 and I do a lot of extreme things with that cellphone.
But, 5 feet on concentre might be too hard for it.

boumboqc said,

I broked the glass yesterday.
Huge crack on my precious lumia ....
I thought this was a tank because I had no case since day 1 and I do a lot of extreme things with that cellphone.
But, 5 feet on concentre might be too hard for it.

Sorry to hear. I had heard really good things about the Lumia's durability...

boumboqc said,

I broked the glass yesterday.
Huge crack on my precious lumia ....
I thought this was a tank because I had no case since day 1 and I do a lot of extreme things with that cellphone.
But, 5 feet on concentre might be too hard for it.

you on a 800 or 900

i broke the screen on my 800, dropped about 2 foot onto hardwood floor, think it just landed flat on the screen as ive dropped it before a few times with no issues

on the plus side the screen is very easy to swap, costs about £90 for a 800 screen, two screws, pop the screen out, swap two plugs over and a sensor then back together, took about 20mins