New Windows Phone 8 Hardware Codenames Uncovered


We recently heard about a couple otherwise unknown Nokia models that have begun showing up in the company’s Remote Device Access service. We haven’t been sure just what flavor of Windows Phone they might run (if they even exist outside RDA), but talked about both a Lumia 910 and a Lumia 1001. Now, we’ve got a couple more to add to that list, as well as news of some other in-development hardware that actually looks like it’s currently running Windows Phone 8.

The Nokia Lumia 920 and 950 show up in the company’s RDA tool alongside the 910 and 1001. For the moment, all we have to go on are the model numbers alone.

Separately, a number of devices appear in connection logs provided by Windows Phone software developers, possibly revealing some more in-development WP8 gear. Some are names we’ve seen before, like the Nokia Fluid and Nokia Phi, but others are new.

According to this data, Nokia’s been working on models known as the Dogphone, and as the P4301. While the latter sounds like an innocent enough, nondescript codename, “Dogphone” is just bizarre. There are also signs of a new Samsung WP8 model, only going by its model number, SGH-i687.

The name Juggernaut Alpha turns up a couple times, leaving us scratching our heads. We’ve seen the Nokia Alpha thrown around as a possible code name, but it’s unclear just which manufacturer Juggernaut is supposed to refer to. Suffice it to say, we’ll be keeping an eye out to see if it shows up anywhere else.

Source: WPDang, NokiaPowerUser
Via: WMPoweruser, phoneArena


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