Nokia is apparently prepping a PureView Lumia phone for release with Windows Phone 8 on Verizon.
Rumors Continue About PureView Lumia And Other Windows Phone 8 Handsets
According to the rumors going around, Nokia is working on a PureView Lumia phone for Windows Phone 8. This Lumia phone purportedly runs on Windows Phone 8 Apollo and will feature a ClearBlack 1280×720 HD screen. It will be powered by a Qualcomm chip (the MSM8960) and will apparently be part of the Verizon family in the US.
According to Microsoft focus site MS Nerd that reported about this phone, there’s also another Lumia phone under development that comes with a slide out landscape QWERTY keypad and will be part of the Sprint family in the US.
It also mentions two Samsung Windows Phone 8 handsets going to AT&T and one HTC made handset going to T-Mobile. All of these handsets would be released with the latest version of Windows Phone 8, which is of course a given for any smartphone releasing on any platform.
Even though these are rumors, the source has a good track record for being accurate. So there’s a possibility that these phones will actually come to their respective carriers and it is almost a certainty that Nokia already has access to early builds of Apollo along with other top tier phone makers. However, right now these should be treated for what they are — unsubstantiated talk of future events.
As the time rolls on this year, the rumors surrounding Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will only grow in numbers. One of the main features that current smartphone users can look forward to is seamless integration between their Windows Phone handset and everything that runs Windows 8. So if you own a tablet, desktop and laptop running Windows 8, they will all have seamless integration with each other and your smartphone running on Windows Phone 8. This is going to be one of the main selling points for the upcoming OS and platform.