Nokia Working On Pair of Windows Phone 8 Handsets for AT&T?


Windows Phone 8 may still be months and months away, but news about the first hardware options we’ll see for it is already starting to arrive. Yesterday, we looked into a rumor about a canceled Nokia handset for Verizon, called the Om; today our attention returns to Nokia, but now with a pair of models supposedly in the works for AT&T, the Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC.

Both of these code names reportedly refer to in-development Windows Phone 8 Apollo handsets for AT&T. There’s been no specific mention if they’ll also be LTE-capable, like the Lumia 900, but we’d say it sounds like a strong possibility.

The Nokia Prodigy is supposed to be the higher-end of the two, as one of the superphones that take full advantage of expanded hardware options for Windows Phone 8. To that end, dual cores seem like a given, along with maybe a higher-resolution screen than we’re used to from the platform.

All we’ve heard about the Nokia AC/DC is that it’s likely to be positioned much more as a mid-range device than the Prodigy; that may mean that it’s ultimately very much like the Mango handsets we have now. Both phones are supposed to be Windows Phone 8 launch devices.

There’s a chance that other US carriers may get their hands on the Prodigy and AC/DC in addition to AT&T, but so far that’s the only network attached in this rumor. Beyond Nokia, there are some very vague rumors about work on new HTC WP8 phones, again with one or two high-end models being planned, and again focusing on a likely AT&T release.

Source: The Verge

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