Rumor: Nokia planning "Glory" Lumia 610 successor, running Windows Phone 7.8

Apparently Nokia is testing a third Windows Phone alongside the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 expected to be announced next week. This third device, revealed by sources close to The Verge, is apparently codenamed as the "Glory", and will be a follow-up to the low-end Lumia 610 device. Perhaps the strangest part of the rumor is that the smartphone is supposedly running Windows Phone 7.8, an operating system we thought was reserved for legacy devices.

This is the Nokia Lumia 610, which the "Glory" is set to replace

The Nokia "Glory" is said to have a 4-inch display (an upgrade from the 3.7-inch screen in the Lumia 610) as well as low-end specs like an 800 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. Rumor has it that this device will be available as early as the holiday season, but this has "not been fully determined".

Either way, it's unlikely Nokia will be showing off the low-end "Glory" at their event on September 5th, instead leaving an announcement for later in the year not to spoil the unveiling of their newest high-end Windows Phones. 

Source: The Verge | Image courtesy of CNET

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Seeing how people who buy that phone will get screwed over as far as a Windows Phone 8 upgrade goes, they should call that model "Glory Hole"

Edited by warwagon, Sep 2 2012, 3:03pm :

warwagon said,
Seeing how people who buy that phone will get screwed over as far as a Windows Phone 8 upgrade goes, they should call that model "Glory Hole"

This is a budget phone, set to compete with phones like the btc wildfire etc, which is a horrible phone and is stuck on 2.3 android and is still on sale and selling well. Its not designed for anyone with an interest in upgrading or being bothered about spec or upgradability, just having a cheap ass phone that they can install apps on.

duddit2 said,

This is a budget phone, set to compete with phones like the btc wildfire etc, which is a horrible phone and is stuck on 2.3 android and is still on sale and selling well. Its not designed for anyone with an interest in upgrading or being bothered about spec or upgradability, just having a cheap ass phone that they can install apps on.

this is windows phone, there are no apps.

smooth3006 said,

this is windows phone, there are no apps.

Haha you'd think so wouldn't you with all the crap that gets said, I mean I aint saying that the app count is iOS or android level but I've been using WP since launch and Ive never felt too hard done too app wise, there just one or two apps I'd like but don't mind living without for the sake of a better UX and overall experience.

Anyway this target market are happy with a twitter app and some IM apps

warwagon said,
Seeing how people who buy that phone will get screwed over as far as a Windows Phone 8 upgrade goes, they should call that model "Glory Hole"

Should make a fine name for many Android phones as well.

duddit2 said,

This is a budget phone, set to compete with phones like the btc wildfire etc, which is a horrible phone and is stuck on 2.3 android and is still on sale and selling well. Its not designed for anyone with an interest in upgrading or being bothered about spec or upgradability, just having a cheap ass phone that they can install apps on.

exactly.. I could see windows phone 7.8 replacing their asha line in a few years or something like that.. people will still make windows phone 7 apps if nokia still sells millions of them..

Trying to imagine a scenario where I want to buy a new phone with a dead O.S. loaded onto it, but not having much luck.

AR556 said,
Trying to imagine a scenario where I want to buy a new phone with a dead O.S. loaded onto it, but not having much luck.


The vast majority of smart phone user never upgrade their devices, they simply don't care, heck the majority never download apps either so it works just fine for them. In fact when they get a message to upgrade they freak out and is scared to ruin it.

AR556 said,
Trying to imagine a scenario where I want to buy a new phone with a dead O.S. loaded onto it, but not having much luck.

Wow! that's the main problem of Android. A lot of phones still coming with Android 2.2 or 2.3 but people still buy it. A phone came with WP 7.8 and the people say "I will not buy a phone with dead OS"

WTF!!!

Too much colour, wtf. So your android or iOS device only has black and white... or maybe theres not enough pictures (icons) on windows phone cus you cant read. get a grip

would make sense for it to be running WP7.8 because i would imagine WP8 has higher hardware requirements and this is a budget phone.

dafin0 said,
would make sense for it to be running WP7.8 because i would imagine WP8 has higher hardware requirements and this is a budget phone.
Actually no, Windows Phone 8 can work with more hardware, but the requierments are still te same as last changed in Windows Phone Refresh.

dafin0 said,
would make sense for it to be running WP7.8 because i would imagine WP8 has higher hardware requirements and this is a budget phone.

Given their goals to capture the low end market, that wouldn't really make much sense... WP8 will support low end as well...

Is it just me or every single Windows Phone looks like a baby play phone? All of those colors, gawd... Just make a phone for adults, that looks decent.

David Crane said,
Is it just me or every single Windows Phone looks like a baby play phone? All of those colors, gawd... Just make a phone for adults, that looks decent.

I think you are looking only at what you want to? I can see plain 'Black' and also plain 'White' in there mate, then all the other colors, it's called "Choice" lots of different colors to choose from, perhaps the other phones do not have that many choices I would say

Ely said,

I think you are looking only at what you want to? I can see plain 'Black' and also plain 'White' in there mate, then all the other colors, it's called "Choice" lots of different colors to choose from, perhaps the other phones do not have that many choices I would say

I can see plain black too, but then there's all the other colors, and then the colors from the tiles... Just look at the other offers from Nokia too. Too much color, not my cup of tea. But you are right, to each its own.

David Crane said,
I can see plain black too, but then there's all the other colors, and then the colors from the tiles... Just look at the other offers from Nokia too. Too much color, not my cup of tea. But you are right, to each its own.

You can always change the colors of the tiles, so what is the issue there?

Ely said,
You can always change the colors of the tiles, so what is the issue there?

Owning a Nokia Lumia 900 I do miss the ability to select graphite tiles. IMO blue and Nokia blue are the only two usable colors. All the other ones are just way too bright. Windows Phone 8 is set to address this though.

David Crane said,
Is it just me or every single Windows Phone looks like a baby play phone? All of those colors, gawd... Just make a phone for adults, that looks decent.

Looking at the alternatives, I don't see any other OS' that don't have color in their UI's... As for the hardware, there are still many, many choices for black or white phones...

David Crane said,
Is it just me or every single Windows Phone looks like a baby play phone? All of those colors, gawd... Just make a phone for adults, that looks decent.

the colors are there for choices. for example, i'm 21 years old but I dig that blue more than a standard black. nothing baby about them, imo.

David Crane said,
Is it just me or every single Windows Phone looks like a baby play phone? All of those colors, gawd... Just make a phone for adults, that looks decent.

Because some people, like me, like having colour in their lives and enjoy extending this preference to their smartphone of choice.

I can't believe someone is saying they want a smaller range of colours available. Outstanding, more boring black phones for everyone!