Nokia to Debut Windows Phone 8 Devices Today

by windowsiso on September 5, 2012

A leaked image of the alleged new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets. Image: @evleaks

Today, Wired will be attending Nokia and Microsoft’s joint event in New York City, where Nokia is expected to reveal its latest Windows Phone 8 devices. We’ll have a story up shortly after the event, and you can follow along here starting at 10am EDT.

Nokia has faced several struggles over the past year and is hoping that Windows Phone 8 will improve its fortunes. The company released the Nokia Lumia 900, a Windows Phone 7 device, in April but stumbled out of the gate. And Windows Phone as a whole has managed only around a 3-percent market share for smart phones. Still, Nokia shipped more than 7 million Lumia phones worldwide.

The new Windows Phone 8 devices will have more advanced capabilities and features than their predecessors. We know that Windows Phone 8 supports higher-resolution screens, up to 1280 x 720 or 1280 x 768. You can expect Nokia’s high-end Lumia phone to sport a top-of-the-line screen. WP8 also supports dual-core processors, so you’ll likely see Nokia’s phones running on Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon chips.

Leaks prior to the event point to a 4.5-inch flagship device, dubbed the Lumia 920, that includes Nokia’s PureView camera technology and wireless charging support. A smaller, 4.3 inch Lumia 820 will feature the same wireless charging feature as well as changeable back covers (for different colors) and a microSD slot for expandable storage.

Follow @alexandra_chang and @wired on Twitter for live coverage from Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone 8 event.

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