Nokia blazes trail to T-Mobile with new 'Flame' 4G Windows Phone

A few days ago, it emerged that T-Mobile US had decided not to offer the Windows Phone 7.8 update to its customers who had purchased Nokia's Lumia 710. The report was confirmed yesterday by the company itself, who reiterated their commitment "to enhancing customers' experience with our devices". 

Perhaps that experience will prove to be better for those who buy Windows Phone 8 handsets on T-Mo. The operator already offers the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Nokia's Lumia 810, with the latter being among the first handsets to receive the 'Portico' OS update - and now a third Windows Phone looks set to join the range. 

Leaked information, seen by TmoNews, points to a new Nokia handset - currently referred to as the 'Flame' - being lined up to join the T-Mobile US range in late April. This isn't going to be a mighty new flagship though, so don't get your hopes up on that front; instead, it seems that it will slot in below the Lumia 810 as a more affordable Windows Phone offering in the carrier's line-up. 

Based on its specs, the 'Flame' looks set to be a variant of the Lumia 620, shown here

The Flame is believed to include a 4-inch WVGA (800x480px) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera and 4GB of onboard storage, along with a microSD card slot. Those specs suggest that this will be a T-Mobile variant of Nokia's Lumia 620 (pictured above), which recently launched in several markets. 

Don't expect the Flame moniker to survive though; that's just an internal development codename, and will be replaced with Lumia branding when the device goes on sale on or around April 24, when T-Mobile is also expected to launch a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. 

Source: TmoNews | Image via Nokia

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