[Photos, Price & Specs] Samsung Officially announces Galaxy Note 5 with 4GB RAM and ultra-sleek body
Nokia is looking to release a new low-end Lumia smartphone for the Chinese market, which is currently the biggest Windows Phone market around. The device will be called Nokia Lumia 510, the new device should be a lite version of the Lumia 610 with smaller display.
The Nokia Lumia 510 is set to feature a 4-inch display of WVGA resolution, an 800 MHz Scorpion processor and 256MB of RAM. As you'll recall, Microsoft has enabled Windows Phone 7.5 and 7.8 to run on devices with just 256 MB of RAM.
According to channel checks made by Canaccord Genuity, the Nokia Lumia 900 was second behind the Apple iPhone 4S in April and May. The flagship Windows Phone model might drop a few more places in next month's report with the inclusion of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The comparison on the Video Below is performed in a dimly-lit room to show which sensor takes better Photos and have a better low-light sensitivity. Of course, we are assuming that all the settings are similar to each other when these comparisons are being done.
Two people close to Nokia revealed for New York Times, the Finn manufacturer will introduce a metallic Windows Phone-based smartphone Lumia 900 today at CES 2012.
The Lumia 900 is no secret, since it has leaked numerous times before. The currently available leaked materials show a phone looking exactly like the polycarbonate Lumia 800/N9, so no one thought Nokia might use different body this time.
If the New York times sources are correct though, the upcoming Windows Phone flagship Lumia 900 will be made of metal.
Nokia used their CES 2012 press conference to announce their latest Windows Phone smartphone the . Coming with LTE connectivity and a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, the Lumia 900 is going to be an ATT exclusive at launch.
Lumia 900 Official Press Photos
Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 900, as expected, an AT&T exclusive in the US and using the carrier 4G LTE network. Resembling an oversized Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED WVGA display and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, complete with the Finnish company custom Nokia Drive and Nokia Music apps for turn-by-turn directions and subscription-free streaming music.
Inside, there is a 1.4GHz single-core processor, also as in the Lumia 800. On the back is an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash and autofocus, supporting 720p HD video recording; that resolution is a limit of Microsoft smartphone OS, at present, rather than whatever the optics in the phone itself. Still, you do get Carl Zeiss f/2.2 optics on the new Lumia, and a front camera has an f/2.4 lens.
Nokia has used the extra space inside the injected polycarbonate single-piece casing another thing carried over from the smaller Lumia and the N9 before it to accommodate a 1,830 mAh battery, and the phone itself will be available in either black or cyan. Preloaded is a special CNN app, with iReport features. You will find links to the Full specifications of the phone and the official press photos on this article, Don't Forget to see the Hands-on Video Below!
Along with the PureView 41MP camera phone, Nokia announced Skype for Windows Phone at their press event at MWC. The beta version is available now at the Windows Phone Marketplace, with a full release expected in April and it should work on most phones running at least version 7.5 of WP.
Skype have already tested and certified the following devices for the best performance of Skype for Windows Phone:
• Nokia Lumia 710
• Nokia Lumia 800
• HTC Titan
• HTC Radar
• Samsung Focus S
• Samsung Focus Flash
Nokia has just announced the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phone-based smartphones. As usual, Nokia has prepared extensive marketing materials on their new devices and video will obviously be an important part of the Lumia advertising campaign.
It is common knowledge that the PenTile matrix layout is something you should ideally avoid if you want the absolute best image quality. Unfortunately, a large number of devices do ship with this display technology on-board, with Nokia Lumia 800 being one of them.
Nokia US Recently confirms through its official twitter account that Nokia Lumia 900 display is NOT penTile which is good News!
When Nokia announced the new Lumia 900 at CES they only said it will be released in the next few months without giving a proper date.
Windows bloggers Paul Thurrott has gone one step ahead and pinned March 18 has the actual date of launch.
T-Mobile USA Nokia Lumia 710 is now available free in the US, It is Now Available for free with 2-years-contract by Walmart, as carrier and retailers attempt to get as many sales in as they can before the Lumia 900 goes on sale.
That deadline of sorts is expected to be in mid-March, with a Nokia Developers email newsletter tipping the end-of-Q1 date earlier this month. Officially unveiled last week, the Lumia 900 promises to be the most advanced Nokia Windows Phone yet, with LTE connectivity along and a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 8-megapixel camera
We know that Nokia Lumia 800 had battery related issues and Nokia investigation revealed that they were caused by a software glitched. They promised a fix for early this year and they just delivered on that promise.
The update is ready and it starts rolling out today. Nokia say the update is happening in stages over the next two weeks half of the Lumia 800s will get it this week and the other half are getting it next week.
Battery fix aside, the update (version 1600.2483.8106.11500) also includes some Wi-Fi connectivity enhancements.
Late last month we reported on a rumor that said Nokia was going to introduce two new color variants of the Lumia 800. A French website said that white and yellow will soon join the existing color choices: black, cyan (blue), and magenta (pink).
What they failed to say was when those color variants would launch and in which markets. Now thanks to XDA Developer forum member, who was "playing with my app that browses nokia firmwares", we now know that Nokia plans on brining a white Lumia 800 to Switzerland. Also in his firmware app are indicators that there are several different models of the Lumia 800: versions 1 for example exists in Spain, France, and the UK, which are the first markets that got the device; version 2 is in Ireland, Norway, and Taiwan, and version 3 is in Singapore and Hong Kong.
The Nokia Snake game is a classic that kickstarted the whole mobile-gaming scene back in 1997. If you had a phone in the late 90s, the chances are you had this game - or several of your friends did. You can still play our online Nokia Snake game, but what if you are offline? Snake '97 is available for your Nokia Lumia and recreates the old favourite, right on your phone.
There are lots of snake games on the market, but none of them capture the feel that you had with the classic game on the old Nokia phones. Besides, Snake '97, that is.
As far as interfaces are concerned, this one is just perfect. Your touchscreen is transformed into a replica of a Nokia 5110, with the keys positioned at the lower part of the screen. It turns retro gaming into an art form.
According to the latest bit of online rumors, the Nokia Lumia 900 will hit the ATT shelves on March,18th and will cost 99.99 USD. This price tag on a two-year contract does look cheap so if it is true, Nokia will obviously market the Lumia 900 quite aggressively.
Nokia Lumia N900 has a 4.3 inches of non-PenTile AMOLED WVGA and a 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU, which is about as fast as it gets on the Microsoft platform. Given that WP is still in no position to challenge the big guys just yet, pricing the Nokia flagship lower than the Android and iOS top-dogs seems like a reasonable move on the AT&T side.
Dutch retailer Typhone has just added a page for the Nokia Lumia 910, a phone which is specced almost identically to the Lumia 900, but swaps the 8-megapixel rear camera with a 12-megapixel unit.
The only other apparent difference is in the handset connectivity, as there is no LTE. If the Typhone listing is to be believed, this will be the first Nokia handset to have a 12-megapixel camera since the N8, which won widespread praise for the quality of its photos.
The white Lumia 800 will follow in the footsteps of the white Nokia N9 shown above which went on sale in certain markets . Like the N9, the Lumia was originally shown in just three colors, though the CNC polycarbonate manufacturing process lends itself to any hue that the raw plastic can be supplied in.
Nokia will launch its Windows Phone in Australia come March, with the existing black, cyan and magenta variants joined by a white model. Australian carriers Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and all major retailers no pricing for the Lumia 800 has been announced, but the smartphone will come complete with Nokia Drive for turn-by-turn navigation and Nokia Music for subscription-free streaming audio.
Microsoft Brick and Mortar retail stores in US is now taking pre-order for the Nokia Lumia 900 device. The Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE device was announced at CES 2012 last month and it is expected to launch on March,18th from AT&T.
Even the price of the device was rumored to be 99 USD from AT&T under 2 year contract.
Nokia detailed how it created the ringtones found in latest Nokia Lumia devices. Nokia Sound Design team at Nokia chose the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to play the music when creating 25 amazing classical ring tones to be shipped with Nokia mobile devices.
"The 25 original pieces, called ‘miniatures' were composed by five Nokia Design in-house sound designers. We started exploring the idea through contemporary classical and film music, However, the final result was original pieces that are distinctively ring tones: they are short, and they all have a functional sounds element," explains Aleksi Eeben from the Sound Design team at Nokia, who was the creative lead for the project. With 55 members in the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, lead by David Hernando Rico, and a recording team at the ready, the finished original audio masterpieces resemble something you might expect to hear in a video game or in a movie.
After Nokia showed the white version of the Lumia 800, the company accidentally leaked an image of a Nokia Lumia 900 sporting the same white polycarbonate unibody.
The Lumia 900 White looks great and deos not have anything different from the original one, the exposed microUSB port, front-facing camera and non-curved glass. As a matter of fact Nokia have done a great job getting applying the white coat of paint, making the device look particularly stunning.
This year in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012, we are likely to see a brand new Nokia "high-end" device announced and detailed. Forbes has learned from an industry source they trust that MWC 2012 will play host to Nokia newest smartphone, one that they are saying will "run an unusual software feature normally found only on high-end smartphones." It is quite likely that this means the camera, rumored to be 12 megapixels strong on the rumored Nokia Lumia 910, will be ready for action.
As the Finnish device manufacturer continues its all-out assault on the mobile market with colorful Windows Phone devices galore, we must expect that they will continue to bring the fury at the year largest mobile-centric conference. If what Forbes source says is true, the fourth in a series of fairly lovely and certainly strong Windows Phone Mango devices will be dropping in a big way. This far the Lumia 710 and 800 are on the market and the Lumia 900, revealed at CES 2012, will be on the market soon.
After Nokia released the Ice White version of the Lumia 800, More colors are coming on our way very soon, Exactly two new colors. The Windows Phone device showed up in Red and Green in a commercial for the Nokia BH-220 Bluetooth headset.
In case you found the Music a little bit close to the Nokia tune, its a remixed version of the Nokia tune called "Nokia Tune Dubstep Edition".
Nokia reportedly plans on revealing 6 New devices (3 Smartphones and 3 Features-phones) later this month at the Mobile World Congress 2012.
The six devices are supposedly split evenly among smartphones two Windows Phones and a Symbian and three S40 featurephones. Specifically, we are now expecting the global version of the Lumia 900, an entry-level handset dubbed the Lumia 610, and the Nokia 808 PureView, which has been rumored as a full touchscreen successor to the camera-centric N8. Also tipped were the Asha 302, Asha 203, and Asha 202.
A new report out of Strategy Analytics today claims that Nokia took the title of world largest Windows Phone vendor in the last full quarter from HTC, a remarkable feat if accurate, that is considering that it was not even in the Windows Phone business in the quarter prior.
The market intelligence firm reports platform market share numbers throughout the year, and it says that Windows Phone shipped a total of 2.7 million units in Q4, of which some 33.1 percent were Nokia devices nearly 900,000 units. Nokia launched both the Lumia 800 and 710 in certain markets during the quarter, but the deployments were limited: the 710 had not hit either Europe or the US at that point, and the 800 arguably the more important of the two had not come to North America.
With only hours left till Nokia press conference at MWC, we have some fresh details and images of the upcoming announcements.
Nokia Lumia 610 pictured below, will be the company entry level Windows Phone handset. The device is expected to feature a 3.2-inch screen, 3MP camera, and Windows Phone Tango on board. Given the nature of the new OS, it should not be a surprise if the device comes with 256MB of RAM.
The Nokia Lumia 610 will reportedly be priced at 175 EURO, when it hits the shelves. India will be one of the first markets to receive the device. Next in line is the global version of the Nokia Lumia 900. The AT&T version caused quite a splash during CES, so there is no surprise here.
After the Lumia series from Nokia running the latest Windows phone 7.5, Sources from the upstream supply chain indicate that the rumored Nokia Windows 8 tablet "Lumia Tab" to be released by Q4, 2012. Nokia is reportedly going to use a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset for its 10" tablet.
Nokia have apparently outsourced the production to Compal already, with the first batch out of the conveyor belts expected to be 200,000 units. Nokia has given hints and indications before that it might be interested in entering the tablet game.
After the partnership with Microsoft and intoruciong the New "Lumia" series, Nokia is now the KING of Windows Phones Devices Market.
Tom Farrell, VP of Nokia Middle East told Gulf News, "Our strategy is working. When we formed an alliance last year with Microsoft our intention was to regain lost share. After one year, it is still working. We are the number one Windows phone in volume in the world. Our momentum is accelerating." Farrell added, "We plan to introduce and bring to markets new and more affordable products with more modern user experiences with Windows Phone in 2012. We will launch Lumia series when Arabic support is ready."
Kantar Worldpanel latest survey for the 12 weeks ended February 19th shows that sales of the Nokia Lumia 800 models made up 87% of Windows Phone sales in the U.K. during that period. That also helps fatten the Finnish firm bottom line since the average selling price for Nokia handsets last year was only €140 OR $186 USD.
Plaffo.com sources at Three (the Mobile Carrier) in Italy has been informed that WIFI tethering and Internet sharing will become available as an update later this month. Samsung Focus S already got the same Update lately.
The feature is of course part of Mango and has been demonstrated on Nokia handsets at Mobile World Congress 2012, but has so far not been rolled out. Plaffo speculates Nokia separated the update from the battery fix firmware so carriers reluctant to enable the feature would not hold back the battery fix.
These leaked slides showing off an upcoming WP handset from Nokia, also with the impressive 41MP PureView technology. This device on the slides could be the "Nokia LUMIA PureView".
The Device has a bit ugly design, but some users have said they like the Symbian PureView 808 design so I guess this most of Nokia users will like this device too.
Device specifications According to these slides:
- 4.3-inch Curved Glass touchscreen with HD display
- 41mp sensor, Carl Zeiss lens and PureView imaging technology
- 1080p full HD video recording and Rich Recording Technology
- Dual Core processor with Adreno 320 GPU
- Windows Phone Operating System
It looks like Nokia has a massive marketing budget for its latest Windows phone device the LUMIA 900 in order to make people want to buy it... Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wanted to pick one up after breakfast from the nearest AT&T branch to him, according to his own tweet from yesterday.
While this is not the first time Steve has had a chance to sample the competition (he got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a gift when he visited Google HQ a few months back), Well, I cannot recall any reports of him actually waiting for a store to open for anything other than an Apple product.
The Nokia Lumia 800 has seen numerous firmware updates fixing its battery problems, backlight issues and various bugs. The latest Update fix the volume bug that was reported before by many users of this windows phone. Nokia is releasing the 12072 firmware update, which addresses this issue.
The New firmware also lets the camera automatically detect 50Hz and 60Hz flickering from electronic lights when flicker reduction is on. Power management behavior is improved as well, thanks to better charger recognition, The Update is Now Available on ZUNE.
All eyes were on Microsoft's rather important launch of Nokia LUMIA Windows Phone in China earlier this year. Nokia followed up with the Lumia 800c, released on China Telecom. According to Michel van der Bel, COO of Greater China Region at Microsoft, the company has achieved 7% marketshare in the country, overtaking the iPhone (just 6%).
Before you think "well 7% isn't something to get excited about", remember that the platform has only officially been available for just under two months. Windows Phone has captured 7% of the Chinese smartphone market in just 60 days, and the campaign has only just begun.
Both the entry-level Nokia Lumia 610 and the high-end flagship Nokia Lumia 900 were launched Friday in Nokia's home country of Finland, and both devices got off to a great start. The launch also went smoothly for carriers Elisa and TeliaSonera. Elisa Vice President Henri Korpi said that there is demand for the Lumia models and that the phones are off to a good start.
information from research firm IDC shows that Nokia now has a 41% stake of Finland's smartphone market. That is good enough for first place in the Country. Last summer, Nokia's share of the Finnish smartphone market was down to 31% and the manufacturer embarrassingly was not leading its own home country in smartphone market share.Thanks to the Nokia Lumia series, Nokia is back on top in its home town
Nokia confirmed that it will be selling the Batman limited-edition of the Nokia Lumia 900 at Phones4U in the UK very shortly. Just like the extremely Barman limited-edition of the Nokia Lumia 800, The Lumia 900 will come in black and have the Batman logo laser etched into the polycarbonate body of the Window Phone 7 handset.
Also, This limited-Edition will go on sale in the UK, Germany, France and a few other European destinations in the coming weeks.
Many of us are waiting the Upcoming Batman Movie this summer "Dark Knight Rises", Meanwhile, Nokia has just Officially announced LUMIA 900 Dark Knight Rises Edition. Costing around £599.99 Sim-free or free on a £31 per month contract the Dark Knight Rises edition boasts the same specs as the originaly Lumia 900 specifications but instead comes with a laser-etched bat logo on the back.
Inside you'll also find a limited edition black and grey theme along with the exclusive Dark Knight Rises app keeping you up to date on all the latest news, images and exclusive trailers.
You'll also get the chance to take part in the Exclusive game "Claim Gotham City" where you'll have to choose to become either Batman or Bane and then retake the city by checking into real life locations.
LUMIA 900 Dark knight Rises
Nokia Lumia 900 owners was wondering for a while if they will get the Update to windows Phone 8 or aka Apollo, Nokia Care support staff believed that the Nokia Lumia 900 was upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Apollo. Here is a screenshot of a chat between a Lumia 900 user and Nokia care support.
Most of the beans will likely be spilt however at the upcoming Windows Phone summit on the 20th June, where it is widely expected Windows Phone 8 will be officially unveiled.
This year doesn't look good for Nokia sales, According to the analysts at IDC, about 2.2 Million Nokia LUMIA devices have been shipped in Q1 of 2012. That is the estimated number of actual units delivered to retailers and carriers, not units that customers have actually purchased.
This is a pretty disappointed figures that shows how much catching up Nokia still has to do when it comes to smartphone sales.
Nokia LUMIA users are waiting for the Windows 7.8 update, as you may know that all current WP7 device won't be getting the Windows Phone 8 but Windows phone 7.8 instead. Nokia tweeted about the Update and said that "It's coming in the Next Few Weeks".
Among the highlights are the new Start screen, the currently around 100 thousand apps for WP and information about the Lumia-exclusive camera enhancements and a new way of sharing contacts and track data usage.
Today at the Nokia and Microsoft joint event, the first LUMIA Windows Phone 8 device was revealed, Nokia LUMIA 920 the New company's flag-ship with the latest Microsoft OS for Smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia 920 looks much like the Lumia 900, but comes with a bigger 4.5" 720p PureMotionHD+ (that's ClearBlack on stereoids) display, with curved glass on top of it. It is powered by the Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU.
The display is something Nokia is really proud. It's called PureMotion HD+ and its screen color and brightness will adjusts automatically, depending on the ambient light. Lumia 920 camera comes with the PureView branding, but it packs an 8 megapixel sensor at its heart. You can see the Lumia 920 Price in the Specs Page.
Nokia released its High-end flagship WP8 device LUMIA 920, Now its time for the Mid-range one. According to TheVerge, the "Nokia LUMIA Flame" will be the Mid-range Windows Phone 8 device with a 4" screen, dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM,5MP camera and 4GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot.
The Low-end device will be named "Nokia LUMIA Glory" to replace the 610. It is said to be a Windows Phone 7.8 device, not 8, and have a 4" screen, 800MHz CPU and 256MB RAM.
Nokia introducing its latest flag-ship WP8 device the Nokia LUMIA 920 with a New screen technology it has developed for its new flagship, called "PureMotion HD+". The new Lumia certainly belongs to the high-res RGB crowd, but what is the PureMotion HD+ ? Here is Nokia Explanation on the Lumia 920 data sheet:
Diagonal size: 4.5"
Resolution: 332 pixels per inch (PPI)
Pixel count: 1280x768 (WXGA HD+)
Luminance control levels: 8bit i.e. 256 levels
Grey-to-grey pixel transition time: average <9ms
- Backlight LED driving with high luminance mode
- Sunlight readability enhancement algorithms
- ClearBlack technology
- Capacitive super sensitive touch
Nokia outed the white paper of its new screen technology, where the "+" sign stands for the WXGA pixel count, while PureMotion apparently stands for an aggregate of technologies that address the weakest points of mobile capacitive displays that have been around since they became mainstream with the iPhone introduction in 2007.
Now, five year later, Nokia is trying to resolve all those issues in one fell swoop, and called it the PureMotion HD+ display. The "Pure" part winks at the PureView marketing term, of course, which has already been proven to work in enthusiast mobile devices like the 808 PureView.
Nokia sold 2.9 Million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the Q3 2012, as sales of its Windows Phone-based smartphones declined from a 4 million sales peak in Q2 2012. Overall, Nokia smartphone sales stood at 6.3 million, and that means that Symbian sales stand at 3.4 million still outselling Windows Phone.
With more Windows Phone sales being sold and the share of Symbian rapidly diminishing, Nokia's average sales price (ASP) for smart device has also grown to 155 euro, up from 151 in the previous quarter.
The Lumia 822 feels great in the hand, but due to the lanyard attached to it, it was difficult to get a full idea about the weight and feel of the device. The 4.3-inch display is vivid and clear and very responsive. The Windows Phone 8 user-interface is the same, fluid, smooth and looks well put together.
Holding the device up close, it does not feel like a lesser-cousin to the Lumia 920. It has solid hardware, a familiar fluid OS and nice features like a lock button on the side, and a physical camera button.
Nokia released the windows phone 7.8 update to few Lumia 800 users. However, this was merely a test run, rather than the real deal. While a limited group of users did indeed get the update, the Windows Phone 7.8 roll-out for the general public will happen in early 2013 as planned.
Those who received the update actually own a pre-production units of Lumia 800, so they were eligible for the test version of WP 7.8. All this was confirmed by a Nokia official.
Focusing on Build Quality is Nokia's new strategy in 2013, currently Nokia is planning a new line of Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices for 2013. The company is planning to switch to an aluminum construction for at least one high-end Lumia Windows Phone planned for release this year.
The change is a move away from Nokia's traditional polycarbonate body for its Lumia devices and will mean the new device, codenamed Catwalk, will be a lot lighter and thinner than the existing Lumia 920.
Reports from a popular mobile gaming website confirm that Nokia is ready to push out the Windows Phone 7.8 update to Nokia LUMIA models running Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango).
"With Windows Phone 7.8 beginning to ship pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, we will naturally be deploying the software to our factories for product rollout. At present we have no more information we can give about wider availability of the update for phones running Windows Phone 7.5." - Nokia
What's holding-up the update that Nokia is awaiting a word from Microsoft to let the update out. Nokia is already shipping out the Lumia 800 models with Windows Phone 7.8 pre-loaded out of the box. It's only a matter of days before the update its all current LUMIA users.
Nokia is launching its Lumia 920 flagship in India today alongside the Lumia 820. The phones will be available in brick and mortar stores as well as through Nokia's online store with free shipping starting tomorrow and will cost $697 and $504 (RS 38,199 and RS 27,599) respectively.
The budget Windows Phone 8 offering Lumia 620 will be available in India from February but the price and exact date aren't available just yet.
When Microsoft announced windows Phone 8, Nokia said that no Windows Phone 7 model can be updated to Windows Phone 8 and it was believed that Windows Phone 7.8, which brings some Windows 8 features to older Windows Phone models, like the same new start screen, re-sizable live tiles, Wi-Fi tethering and improvements to the camera, would be the last update for those phones that started life at Windows Phone 7.
Confirmed by a tweet from the official Russian Windows Phone Twitter page, there will be 18 months of support for Windows Phone 7.8 which will last through the middle of 2014. Which means that there is still updates coming to the current windows phones that already upgraded to 7.8.
According to the slide, the Next Update will be 7.X which means it might be Windows Phone 7.9 packing some improvements & bug fixes... Only minor updates.
Just after some rumors suggest that the windows phone device will get WP8 Apollo Update, A New Microsoft's plan comes out According to the media's source, an update is indeed coming to these smartphones but not to Windows Phone 8 (aka Apollo). Instead, current WP handsets will supposedly get Windows Phone version 7.7, which is going to be more of a "feature update" that will only introduce certain WP8 features. The source claims that it was a senior Microsoft manager and a Nokia insider who spilled the beans on this.
"An update is not technically possible because Windows [Phone] 8 uses different chip sets"
A Senior Manager over at Redmond's Microsoft campus got hold of a Nokia Lumia 900 running a very early build of Windows Phone 7.8 and decided to tape the new homescreen and upload it to YouTube.
Microsoft has also posted a dedicated page, detailing the new features that will come to existing 7.5 users via the WP 7.8 update you can find it here.
When Nokia announced its Q2,2012 financial results, CEO Stephen Elop said that the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 8 would "be an important catalyst" for the company's range of Lumia smartphones.
The New York Times reports that Elops also gave more specific details on Windows Phone 8. Reportedly, Nokia's chief mentioned that WP8 would be released in October... Specifically 26,October. And this does make sense, as Windows 8 for PCs and tablets is also going to be out that month.