Microsoft's CES Windows Phone Plan Reveal Leaks

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2012 - 11:49 PM |
Tagged: windows phone, nokia, microsoft, CES

Leaks on products that are set to be released at CES are popping up all over the web, and it seems Microsoft's plans for Windows Phone 7 aren't immune. Paul Thurrott claims to be "in the know," in laying out the company's plans for the CES unveil. He says the information he has managed to acquire details the company's plans "for the US market only" and are to be officially revealed at CES 2012.

Microsoft will allegedly be releasing three LTE based Windows Phone 7 smart phones and one Verizon phone throughout the first half of the year. While not LTE powered, Verizon will be getting the Nokia Lumia 710, and will be available beginning April 2012.

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Also, the three LTE powered Windows Phone 7 smart phones include the Nokia ACE (a larger version of the Nokia Lumia 800), HTC Radiant, and Samsung Mendel. These three phones will all ship on AT&T before Q2 2012 is over. The Nokia ACE will ship on March 18th, 2012.

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January 6, 2012 | 01:54 AM - Posted by Gdub (not verified)

You refer to it as "Windows Phone 8" in the second last paragraph. Shouldn't get me all excited like that. :D

January 6, 2012 | 05:48 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Oh, whoops! Now /that/ would be a big CES news leak!

January 6, 2012 | 08:14 AM - Posted by Imabiggeek (not verified)

I've had the HTC Trophy from Verizon for about 6 months now and I really like it. The simplicity of the interface is what drew me to it. My fiance even switched from her Droid to the HTC Trophy once she saw how smooth WP7.5 is, and when she saw the People hub.

January 6, 2012 | 10:36 AM - Posted by Eric (not verified)

There is no way I would be willing to pay Verizon's prices and then pick a phone that doesn't support their LTE network.

January 6, 2012 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah, that is kind of weird, hopefully they step up their game and bring some LTE phones into the fold. They seem to be heavily invested in Android right now, so maybe there is some behind-closed-doors stuff holding WP7 back, if I were to be cynical :P

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