Take the following rumors with a huge mountain of salt. Someone in Finland who claims to be a Nokia employee tipped off DGui with some key information about Nokia’s product lineup at CES next month and the future of Windows Phone. Said anonymous source believes that Nokia will show off two devices at CES. One we already know about quite extensively, the Lumia 900. It’s supposed to look similar to the Lumia 800, but have a 4.3 inch screen and 4G LTE connectivity. The other device is one we’ve never heard about, the Lumia 719. Judging by that model number alone, it’s likely better than the currently shipping Lumia 710, but honestly that’s just a guess. As for Windows Phone, we’re going to see the next version, codenamed Tango, debut at CES. The unnamed alleged Nokia employee says Tango adds support for 4G LTE, smaller screens, and lower end processors. That’s exactly what we’ve been reporting for months now.
As for what’s after Tango, the source goes on to say that it’s called Apollo and that it’s on track to be delivered to handset makers in June. Apollo adds support for near field communication, dual core processors, and high resolution screens. The first Nokia Apollo Windows Phones will be shown off at an event called Nokia Connection. To make things even more interesting, the source says that Nokia will also debut a Windows 8 tablet at the same event. For what it’s worth, last year Nokia Connection took place in late June in Singapore.
Is any of this real or is this bullshit? The Lumia 900, Tango, Apollo, and each of their respective features, plus news about the Windows 8 tablet shipping in June, are things we’ve already heard about before. The only new information here is the Lumia 719 and the event where we’re going to see Nokia’s first Apollo phones and their Windows 8 tablet. The folks at DGui can confirm that the IP address that was used to transmit this information originates from Finland, so … we just have to wait and see folks!
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