Rumor: Nokia to announce Windows Phone 8 devices next month

   

A new report has surfaced from Bloomberg that suggests Nokia will announce new Windows Phone 8 devices as early as next month. Speaking to "a person with knowledge of the matter", Bloomberg says that Nokia's Windows Phone 8 devices may show themselves at Nokia World, which is scheduled for September 5-6 in Helsinki, Finland.

If this rumor is true, Nokia could slip in early and announce their new devices before Apple announces the next iPhone - heavily rumored for a September 12th unveiling. Bloomberg's source didn't divulge anything about the devices that Nokia will allegedly reveal next month, but chances are they will include Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipsets that have been seen in devices such as the HTC One XL. Nokia's PureView camera technology may also make an appearance.

Bloomberg's source also lines up with Chinese site WPDang, who previously reported that Nokia would reveal two new Lumia handsets on September 5th. Microsoft is expected to finalize Windows Phone 8 around this time, so to see devices announced as early as next month makes sense.

Source: Bloomberg | WPDang

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Nokia lumia 800 and 900 looks and design was awesome .... Expectation are Very High from Nokia now. lets see.
Excited.

If there is no Pure View technology in this announcement for devices this fall, it will be yet another lost opportunity. The Lumia camera is garbage unless it is sunny out. That was a lot of promise and "Zeiss" that didn't produce. A lot of talk and NO action.

That has to stop, it's time to surpass expectations, not just meet them or in Lumia's camera case, over promise and under deliver.
JF

Awesome, my discount upgrade from T-mobile won't be available untill September. Hope T-mobile can get Nokia phone by then too.

It's a good idea to show a new phone near an apple event, when all the news will be about rumor and speculations, and then report about the millimetric thifferences with the past model?

Can't wait to see what Nokia will introduce. Hopefully it will be a bit more than simply a Nokia Lumia 900 with updated hardware.

PS That's definitely not how I'll be having my Windows Phone 8 home screen. What a mess.

.Neo said,

PS That's definitely not how I'll be having my Windows Phone 8 home screen. What a mess.

a convenient mess
P.S hows your WP going, im still a bit on the fence about getting one

dafin0 said,
P.S hows your WP going, im still a bit on the fence about getting one

Still very much enjoying it.

dafin0 said,

a convenient mess
P.S hows your WP going, im still a bit on the fence about getting one

WP User here, too. WP is an amazing OS. Its pitfalls are better background support (IM is almost not usable), a few popular apps are missing, and the social integration needs to be refreshed. If you're like me and don't live and die by apps than and don't need every feature under the sun for social than the experience is amaing.

WP8 will bring it past feature parity with iOS and android and the shared codebase with Window will cause the app store to swell up with all the apps missing. IMO, getting on at WP8 release is a solid move.

MrHumpty said,

WP User here, too. WP is an amazing OS. Its pitfalls are better background support (IM is almost not usable), a few popular apps are missing, and the social integration needs to be refreshed. If you're like me and don't live and die by apps than and don't need every feature under the sun for social than the experience is amaing.

WP8 will bring it past feature parity with iOS and android and the shared codebase with Window will cause the app store to swell up with all the apps missing. IMO, getting on at WP8 release is a solid move.

What's wrong with IM?

Well this is expected, didn't they show off the 900 at last years Nokia world? Or was it the 800? Either way if they don't talk about new phones then when are they? I'd also like to point out that while Nokia World is on Sept 5-6th they have that main retail store surprise on Sept 7th iirc. So maybe they'll actually have the first WP8 device out IN Sept while other OEMs come in November?!??!

drazgoosh said,
If the new phones look as good or even better than the Lumia range, it'll be amazing. Especially with the WP8 layout.

Agreed. Now just to hope that WP8 brings the features too...

drazgoosh said,
If the new phones look as good or even better than the Lumia range, it'll be amazing. Especially with the WP8 layout.

I agree, I'm down for a beefy 910 or w/e with a nice big screen.

drazgoosh said,
If the new phones look as good or even better than the Lumia range, it'll be amazing. Especially with the WP8 layout.

Is it possible to design a phone better than the 800/900?
'UNNO.