New details on high-end Nokia Lumia models for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon leak out

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: February 28, 2013

Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 920 rear

Nokia's press conference at Mobile World Congress may have been a disappointment for Windows Phone fans hoping for some new high-end Lumia hardware, but today a new report has emerged with some details that ought to make their week a bit better. An article published by The Verge today makes some quick mentions of upcoming Lumia handsets that've been rumored in recent months, and the good news is that if the information holds true, three of the four major U.S. carriers will soon have a high-end Nokia Lumia to call their own.

According to the report, Nokia's EOS will be exclusive to AT&T. The EOS has been tipped as having a "true" PureView camera, with a sensor similar to the 41-megapixel sensor found in Nokia's 808 PureView. The EOS will also reportedly feature an aluminum construction and squared edges. It was already said that AT&T would be offering the device, but today's leak adds that the EOS will be an AT&T-exclusive device.

Next up is the Nokia Catwalk, which is rumored to be a follow-up to Nokia's Lumia 920. While it's said that the Catwalk will feature internals that are similar to what's found on the 920, the Catwalk will reportedly follow the EOS in ditching the polycarbonate design that Nokia has been known for as of late in favor of a new, aluminum frame. While there was previously no carrier attached to the Catwalk, today's report claims that it'll be headed to T-Mobile sometime this summer.

Finally, we've got the Nokia Laser. This device, which is reportedly a Lumia 920 variant for Verizon, is referred to as the "Lumia 928" in The Verge's post, suggesting that that'll be the model number that the Laser carries once it finally launches. There's no word yet on when the Laser/Lumia 928 will be hitting Verizon's shelves, but it's expected that the unit will receive a big marketing push from Microsoft once it does.
Should all of these rumors hold true, it looks like the Windows Phone folk on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have their high-end Lumia models to look forward to. That's especially good news for T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, as those carriers have only offered mid-range Lumia devices to date.
Obviously the glaring omission here is Sprint, which has yet to launch a single Windows Phone 8 device. That'll be changing this summer when Sprint launches Windows Phone 8 handsets from HTC and Samsung. There's been no word yet on a Nokia-made unit for Sprint, but considering that Sprint has only ever launched a single Windows Phone device (the Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Arrive in March 2011), I'm guessing that Windows Phone crowd on Sprint will take whatever it can get.

Via The Verge

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