Nokia Preparing Arrow and Phi Windows Phone 8 Devices for September Release
Nokia and Microsoft have a big event scheduled for September 5th, where they’ll debut Windows Phone 8 devices in New York City and these phones will most likely be sold by AT&T. The Verge is saying that Nokia will launch, among others the models Arrow and Phi with WP8 on board. The Phi is the higher end unit, the successor to the Lumia 800 and 900.
Arrow is more of a midrange endeavor and getting back to the Phi, this model has been leaked in the past. The leaks show a phone with a polycarbonate shell, similar to the one on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900, as well as a curved screen. Rumors say that we could be dealing with a device that has a 4 inch screen and a new patent uncovered by The Verge says that the phone actually looks like the Lumia 900, albeit with a few modifications.
Phi and Arrow are expected on AT&T, Microsoft’s premier partner for Windows Phone 7. The Arrow will also come to T-Mobile, that carries the Lumia 710 right now. A version of the Arrow codenamed Atlas will even reach Verizon, the typical carrier for Android devices. The last rumors on the list say that Microsoft will release Windows Phone 8 in November, two months after the Lumia announcement.