Nokia Lumia 800: Would a 4G LTE version on Verizon, AT&T tempt you?

By Alan Ng - Dec 13, 2011

If you have been keeping your eye on the upcoming US launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 handset which runs on Windows Phone 7.5, you’ll be interested to hear recent rumors this week speculating that Nokia may have plans to build a version of the device which is 4G LTE compatible.

A 4G LTE capable Nokia device would then make it compatible with both AT&T and Verizon’s 4G networks of course, but this will be of surprise to some since Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 OS doesn’t officially offer support for 4G LTE, according to BGR.

However, one potential factor in making this all possible is further rumors which suggest that the Nokia Lumia 800 will ship with Windows Phone Tango, which apparently comes with support for 4G LTE.

Consumers will be hoping it happens though, as for the first time since perhaps the N900, the Nokia Lumia 800 is looking like a very good addition to Nokia’s smartphone lineup and it may be the flagship device which puts Nokia back on the map with other manufacturers. For a quick refresh of specs, the Lumia 800 features a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera and 16GB of internal memory.

With the likes of the HTC Rezound, Motorola Droid RAZR and soon to be released Galaxy Nexus all on Verizon Wireless, AT&T consumers should be pleased to hear these rumors about the Nokia Lumia 800 potentially making an appearance on their network. A release on Verizon would bolster the carrier’s vast selection of high-end smartphones further, although some consumers may argue that the hardware specs on the Nokia Lumia 800 may turn out to be severely outdated by the time quad-core Tegra 3 phones enter enter the scene – regardless of if it comes with 4G LTE support or not.

How highly do you rate the Nokia Lumia 800? The device is already out in Europe of course, but would you pick one up if it came to AT&T and Verizon with 4G LTE support?

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  • Bigstutoo

    I have this phone and love it but hate the apps coming from an iPhone a the fb app on this is horrendous its slow and is missing loads of bits so im having to use the internet fb page mobile version Instead of the app that is recommended for this phone although i live the idea of a windows phone they got a long way to go to be as good as the iPhone especially when it comes to the apps