Verizon and AT&T reportedly testing LTE Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

By Tom Warren, on 12th Dec 11 6:58 pm with 27 Comments

New Nokia Windows Phone?

Verizon and AT&T are testing an LTE Nokia Lumia 800 variant, according to reports.

The device is likely to be named the Lumia 900 and will reportedly look similar to the existing Lumia 800 device. CNET News.com reports that Nokia is testing the device with Verizon and AT&T. The Lumia 900, Nokia’s next high-end device, will reportedly feature a 1.4GHz processor, 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera. Recent reports suggest that the device will launch shortly after CES 2012 in January. Nokia is also preparing a huge marketing blitz in the U.S. to accompany the launch of the new device. The persistent rumor of a 4-inch Lumia device seems to follow previously speculation on a “Ace” Nokia device. A new Lumia device showed up by mistake in a Nokia developer video earlier last month, it’s not known whether this device was concept or a future model.

Nokia is understood to be preparing its U.S. Windows Phones for an announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show in early 2012. The Finnish handset maker is working with AT&T to launch its Nokia Lumia Windows Phone at CES 2012. Microsoft is planning to support Nokia’s re-entry into the U.S. market with a large presence at CES 2012. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have indicated to WinRumors that Nokia is in talks with several U.S. carriers to provide an LTE compatible handset as its first U.S. Windows Phone device. AT&T is expected to be the primary launch partner of any Nokia Windows Phone devices in the United States. Nokia could also announce any plans it has with Verizon at CES, if the network decides to adopt a new Nokia Windows Phone.

Windows Phone “Tango” is also set to feature on Nokia’s U.S. device. The update is believed to be an interim release between Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” and the next-generation of Windows Phone, currently codenamed “Apollo.” Windows Phone build 7.10.8200 was recently discovered in server side logs of a Windows Phone application. A screenshot, believed to be a Tango build, also leaked and demonstrated a new device search feature for Windows Phones. Microsoft’s chasis 2 specifications (Tango) will also include a 480×320 BlackBerry style design and LTE support. The software giant is expected to ship Windows Phone “Apollo” with 1280×720 resolution and dual core CPU support.

  • http://twitter.com/OldCongress Gamer

    Damn, I bought a Lumia 800 recently with only 3G.

    • Anonymous

      If you bought it unlocked I bet you can sell it for pretty penny here in U.S.

  • http://twitter.com/sparkedfire sparkedfire

    But I just got the Focus S :(

    • Anonymous

      return it

  • Anonymous

    Looks like I will be updating my Focus sooner than I thought!

  • http://www.mainstreetchatham.com/ JimmyFal

    Happy with my Titan, but happy to see movement on the Verizon loser front.

  • Anonymous

    C’mon on Verizon, don’t let me done.

    • Guest

      Oxymoron.

    • Luispv08

      Idiot

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOKQSWPW34HSO7G6IUTT74VVGQ Manu Narayan

    YES, please.  4.3″ screen and Verizon and I will be on board.  HD7 is great, but T-Mobile sucks.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon getting a good Windows Phone? For my brothers sake, I hope that’s true, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Guest

    Now we just need a Nokia Lumia Windows 8 tablet and my New Year’s wishes are complete ;-) 

  • Anonymous

    WP is to verizon as Xobox is to Japan.

  • Kasim59

    I just got the Samsung Omnia 7 :/ why are all these phones coming out after I bought mine :(

    • Anonymous

      The omnia 7 is a year old phone so why do you complain for buying an old phone?

    • Anonymous

      I agree, its hard to wait.  If I don’t at least hear about a windows phone with a keyboard coming to Verizon by the end of January I may break down and get the DROID 4.

  • Anonymous

    now we just need 5 years before LTE is available in any degree that matters. we’ll be on windows phone 12.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOKQSWPW34HSO7G6IUTT74VVGQ Manu Narayan

      Are you in the US?  If so, LTE (on Verizon at least) is already available in a degree that highly matters. I travel with a LTE USB dongle and so far I’ve not had a hotel or airport without LTE service. (My travel does keep me to larger metro areas).  Great when the LTE is faster than the hotel wifi.

    • Anonymous

      lol yeah right. ok so you live in a big city. what about the rest of the 50 states. where it matters is not where I can get on wifi at starbucks. where it matters is where I can’t get on wifi…which is everywhere that is not on LTE.

    • Anonymous

      This is a pretty newbie question, but I bet someone can enlighten me. If you buy an LTE phone, you still have an antenna that connects via 3G, right? So even though you don’t have 4G in most areas, you can still just use 3G?

    • Anonymous

      correct, just like 3g phones can use edge.

  • Anonymous

    please also have a front facing camera!!!!

  • http://www.andrew-stockdale.co.uk Andrew Stockdale

    I thought the HVGA resolution was cut from Chassis 2 due to cheapness of WVGA screens. That, and the potential fragmentation issue. Dell demonstrated portrait sliders with 5:3 screens were doable, so I don’t think a BlackBerry form factor is even relevant any more.

    • Anonymous

      It seems Tom is copy pasting some stuff. Come on fix it Tom.

  • Anonymous

    so it begins

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EDAVG3ETGVFRMCOKQXREHVTG4 Kenneth Gordon

    My new Lumia has died.. sniff.. Getting a another one soon, hopefully it will last longer than 3 weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/EitanDC Eitan

    Just got my Titan yesterday, I love it. It will be good to see more high quality WP’s on the market, The more awesome phones out there pulling market share, the better!

    I’m happy with my Titan for now though.