Windows Phone 8 Nokia Phi And Arrow Confirmed By Newly-issued Patents


Windows Phone 8 Nokia Phi And Arrow Confirmed By Newly-issued Patents

What it seemed to be the patent request for a new Nokia terminal showed up last week in the record files of US Patent and Trademark Office. Looking a lot like the popular Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 smartphones, the device shares the same rectangular front panel, with semi-cylindrical edges and blunt ends, but sporting a flattened display, with a repositioned speaker and curvy back.

A few days after some other Nokia sketches have hit the web and in the same time some rumors were pointing out that the Finland-based company is planning the launch of two new smartphones running on Windows Phone 8, devices that were supposed to be unveiled at the event scheduled for next week.

A new patent granted to Nokia a couple of days ago is once more confirming that the Finnish phone maker will launch not one, but two Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones. Moreover, both the smartphones will be launched during the same event.

The patent request was filled on August 21st, and, if you’d ask me one of the devices reminds me more of Lumia 610 than of any other Nokia smartphone. As about the name of the smartphone, some sources are indicating that it will be Lumia 719.

Even though the Nokia Phi is a reminiscent of Nokia Lumia 800 or Lumia 900, the device comes with minor design changes. Even so, it’s nice to see that Nokia will come up with original designs for their terminals, inspired by their own ideas, instead of seeking success by borrowing others’ designs.

As you probably know Nokia World 2012 will debut on September 5th, and there are high chances to see the two new Windows Phone 8 smartphones at the Finland-based event. Codenamed Phi and Arrow, two devices might be based on the sketches in the gallery bellow.

Rumor has it that Nokia Phi will be the high-end model of the new Nokia Windows Phone 8 line-up, with a 4.3-inch display, while Arrow will be the mid-range alternative.

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