Monday, October 8, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 3:11 PM —
It looks like T-Mobile caught us off guard today with a new Windows Phone announcement. Say hello to the Nokia Lumia 810, a custom midrange device for T-Mobile's airwaves. Previously spotted in blurry hands on photos and known as the Arrow, this device shares a lot in common with the 820 like a 4.3-inch ClearBlack WVGA display, an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens, and a 1.2-megapixel front camera. There's no word on what kind of processor to expect, but based on the model number Nokia has employed we wouldn't be surprised to see it match the 820's 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4.
Where the Lumia 810 deviates from its close sibling is in its network compatibility (duh) and its design. Unlike AT&T's mid-range Lumia, the 810 will unfortunately not support LTE but will instead take advantage of T-Mobile's (admittedly fast) HSPA+ network. While the phone shares the rounded rectangle shape of the 820, there is no overlap of the rear battery cover. Instead, it’s a straight slab that only reveals a splash of color when you flip it around and of course you can customize that color by buying extra shells. The shells also add the option for wireless charging, just as with the 820.
As with all Lumias, the 810 will be able to leverage all of the exclusive and home-cooked goodies found in the Nokia Collection. That includes Nokia Drive, Maps, Transit, Music, City Lens, Camera Extras, and more. T-Mobile says they will begin selling the device to customers "in the coming weeks", so you'll just have to sit tight for now. And in case you were wondering, we got in contact with Nokia to ask about the chances of seeing a Lumia 810 outside of America. Their response? The Lumia 810 is exclusive to T-Mobile, while the Lumia 820 will be available abroad. Draw your own conclusions.
Source: T-Mobile, Nokia Conversations