Sprint Developing LTE Windows Phone with fall-release in mind
If you have been a Sprint loyalist and are holding on for dear life waiting for a new Windows Phone, we have news for you. Sources close to Sprint’s LTE game plan have revealed that the company plans to begin development on a new LTE Windows Phone. This speculation coincides with reports stating that Sprint had been keeping an eye out for Qualcomm MSM8960 and even dropped hints that Nokia could be the OEM with the job of bringing the device to reality.
The folks over at Sprintfeed have confirmed that the unseen device will in fact carry Qualcomm’s MSM8960 Snapdragon, but as for the selection of OEM, the choice still is beneath murky waters. As happy as we may be to see that Sprint plans to release another Windows Phone handset, sources have fueled online reports with talk of the handset going through literally a battery of tests over the next few months which would mean that we might only see the device out in fall at it’s earliest.
With Windows Phone 8 Apollo, set to release towards the ending of the year, this would confirm that Sprint have given Microsoft a free hand with their mobile operating system at least until the arrival of Apollo. If you were a fan of the Windows Phones and you are currently with Sprint, does the idea of a LTE Windows Phone powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8960 Snapdragon processor have the power to ground you and force you to grit your teeth until its release or would you consider another carrier?
Alleged Nokia C1 Render Seen
Now here is an interesting leaked render of what is allegedly known as the Nokia C1, which is supposed to be the next smartphone which will feature the Nokia logo – never mind the fact that the Finnish company had already sold its smartphone business to Microsoft some time back. Well, the most interesting aspect about this leaked render would be the fact that it sports an Android operating system on the foreground, while another model hiding behind it looks as though it runs on Windows 10 Mobile.
Does this mean that we will have to face not one, but two variants of the same device? Only time will be able to tell, but for the moment, it will be an agonizing wait until 2016 as that is when the alleged Nokia C1 smartphone will launch then.
Windows 10 Mobile On Your Older Lumia Handset, Sir/Maam?
So, you happen to be rocking to one of the older Lumia handsets from Nokia, and would love to check out what all the hoo-haa is about concerning Windows 10 Mobile. If you happen to live in Poland, then here is a spot of good news for you to kick start your week – the Windows 10 Mobile update will be heading to the likes of the Lumia 630, 635, 640, 735, and 830 this coming December 14, whereas those who happen to be making use of the Lumia 520, 532, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925, 930, 1020, and 1320, will have to wait until February 1st next year.
Again, bear in mind that the Windows 10 Mobile update will only affect those smartphones which were purchased from Orange in Poland, so if you happen to own any of the above mentioned devices but from different people, then you would have to give the updates a miss.
Android 5.0 Lollipop On A Nokia 1100?
A quick look at the calendar shows that we are still in March – early March, in fact, and April is still some ways of. Still, this has not stopped the fact that an alleged leak of a Nokia 1100 has been benchmarked, and in that particular benchmark, it revealed that the Nokia 1100 would sport Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system version of choice – how cool would that be if it were to be true?
Other hardware specifications in the alleged leaked benchmark sheet point to a quad-core MT6582 processor which has been clocked at 1.3GHz, a 720p resolution display, and most probably 512MB RAM. We would take this bit of information with more than just a pinch of salt – perhaps and entire tablespoonful.