If you were hoping to get a Nokia Lumia 800 but live in the United States, you’re out of luck this year unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for the thing. Fear not though, as an exclusive report from The Verge says that the Nokia Windows Phone should be landing on AT&T in 2012 and it should also have 4G LTE.
The report suggests that this version of the Lumia 800 may launch with the Windows Phone Tango code or a modified version of Windows Phone Mango because the platform is not currently enabled to support 4G LTE. I’m hoping for the latter because that could be a quicker update than the whole new code that is Tango.
With a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, a 1.4 GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, the Lumia 800 is no slouch in the hardware department but I really think that its polycarbonate body and curved design make it stand out. I only spent a brief time with it at Nokia World but it was a really nice piece of hardware. You already know that I’m a fan of Windows Phone Mango and the specific Nokia apps should just add to the experience.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network has proven to be quite speedy but the rollout is still limited to a handful of cities. Hopefully, by the time the Nokia Lumia 800 lands, the 4G LTE network will be more robust. Check out the videos below for our take on the Lumia 800 and then watch a short video Nokia put together on how the device came to be.
[Via The Verge]