Images of a new Nokia prototype device running Windows Phone 7.8 or Windows Phone 8 have cropped up online.
Nokia is reported to be working closely with Microsoft for the release of a Windows Phone 8 based device. The Nokia-Microsoft alliance is expected to announce this device in September. WPDang has grabbed images of a large screen purported Nokia device running Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. However, with the quality of images, it is difficult to make out whether the phone was indeed running Windows Phone 8 and not a Windows Phone 7.8 update.
The images of the purported Nokia device posted appear to be either of a Nokia Lumia 900 prototype or another knock-off model. The device in the image has proto.nokia.com written at the bottom, which clearly indicates that it is a prototype. It is quite uncertain whether the new Windows Phone 8 phones from Nokia will be offered with Lumia branding.
There were only two images posted and one of them was later removed. It is difficult to judge whether the phone actually had the home screen of Windows Phone 8 or whether it was a Windows Phone 7.8 update. A few points worth noting are the slim form factor and Nokia logo pushed to the top right corner instead of center. However, the ear-piece speaker is in the top centre to let the screen enjoy as much real-estate as possible.
We must wait for the formal announcement of the Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia and Microsoft any time in the coming few weeks.
Image Credit: WPDang
Once the transition is over Nokia store will be history.
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The smartphone is priced very competitively as compared to other 6 inch Android phablets in India and that makes it a strong contender.
Among all the Nokia Lumia smartphones launched till date Lumia 520 was the most popular smartphone from the company particularly among first time users.
The three phones are now available for a difference of around Rs 2,000 between them.
Nokia 106 has a sub 2-inch colour display and features a dust proof as well as splash-proof keypad.
The dual SIM phone has a 2.7-inch screen, 5 megapixel camera and Asha software platform.
Though price has not been revealed, we expect the Lumia 1320 to cost around Rs 25,000.
Currently, Lumia 520 is the cheapest (costs about Rs 8,000) Windows Phone 8 operating system based smartphone of Nokia.