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Video from Nokia leaks hitherto unseen variant

A video from Finnish phonemaker Nokia Oyj. (OMX:NOK1V) seemingly leaks news that the Lumia 920 will be available in Cyan.

We already know that the Lumia 920 -- the Lumia 900's Windows Phone 8 successor -- is coming to Verizon in a variety of colors, including a cherry red:



What was unknown/uncertain was whether there'd also be a cyan (a bluish color, for the color-challenged) variant.  That was a hot question, given that the Cyan version of the Lumia 900 has by far sold the best on AT&T, Inc. (T).

A new video seemingly leaks the answer to that query -- yes.  Here's a screen grab from 0:38 which shows a cyan Lumia against a background of yellow squares.

Cyan Lumia
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The current video has been "fixed" to remove the leak...


...with a yellow Lumia 920 appearing at that point.  However, numerous commenters noted the Cyan's appearance before it disappeared.

It's a fair hypothesis that the cyan version will be exclusive to AT&T, while the cherry red will be exclusive to Verizon (get it, "Big Red" gets a red Lumia 920, blue-logoed "Ma Bell" gets a cyan?).  Support for this hypothesis comes from AT&T's confirmation that it will be carrying new Windows Phone 8 handsets on Nov. 2.

Sources: YouTube, Direct Upload



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RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 5:49:46 AM , Rating: 3
Quad isn't vital in mobile given that the majority of user apps are single threaded anyway. Dual-cores obviously helps for apps that do take advantage of two cores, as well as for multitasking. The difference in mobile benchmarks and practical performance shows that the advantages of quad aren't there yet. Its like the Intel Core 2 days when getting a faster clocked Duo made way more sense than getting a Quad. The main reason quads are even viable in i-series desktops is Turbo mode and putting more power into fewer cores when running intensive single and dual threaded applications.

What will be exciting is seeing Windows Phone running on higher clocked SoCs. Unlike Android, WP and iOS are highly efficient operating systems, not to mention they use native languages rather than Java. Those are big reasons why you get comparable performance out of an 800mhz iPhone as you do with a 1.4ghz Android phone. It reminds me of watching a then top-of-the-line Atrix get smoked by WP running on much slower hardware. Android needs that extra horsepower to drive that OS. That and adopting LTE when they did are major reasons why Android phones went the "bigger" route in the first place. Gotta fit that battery somewhere.

So yeah, seeing a fast SoC finally powering Windows Phone will be pretty darn cool.


RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 1:22:03 PM , Rating: 2
Quad cores are for increasing battery life, not app performance.

But you're such a know-it-all, I'm sure this post was redundant and you're having a bad day?


By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 3:51:07 PM , Rating: 3
I am aware of that. The problem is that nearly every single person who brings up quad devices uses it as evidence of higher performance.

Context dude


RE: Mitch101 and Takin gonna love this!
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2012 1:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Unlike Android, WP and iOS are highly efficient operating systems


More unsupported attacks. Can you base this on hard numbers please?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5724/nokia-lumia-900...

Doesn't look very efficient to me. But you'll probably then blame the hardware, or a bug, or whatever else you need to support your false narrative against Android.

quote:
Android needs that extra horsepower to drive that OS.


Right which explains why every time an iPhone launches, it's the fastest phone made to date. They must need all that horsepower to drive iOS! TakinLogic wins again!


By TakinYourPoints on 9/18/2012 4:01:11 PM , Rating: 3
Well, yeah, with WP you're talking about a performance cap based on a single-core Snapdragon. Rewind a year (when WP7 wasn't as hamstrung by hardware) and it was much faster and smoother than ostensibly faster hardware running Android.

Bad on Microsoft for not keeping up with advances on hardware, that totally is on them. As I said though, seeing WP8 running on newer hardware (FINALLY) should yield amazing results.

quote:
Right which explains why every time an iPhone launches, it's the fastest phone made to date. They must need all that horsepower to drive iOS! TakinLogic wins again!


Actually, they don't "need" all that hardware to drive iOS. An 800mhz iPhone wiping the floor with a 1.4ghz Android device is a common sight. Tighter hardware integration with the OS and better IPC from the hardware itself is why they could stretch it so much. This custom design with the A6 is another example of it.

At 1ghz the A6 won't be the fastest clocked hardware, but its still going to run circles around the latest 1.5ghz hardware in practical tests. Of course, clock speed isn't everything when determining performance, everyone on a tech site should know that. It applies to game consoles wringing more performance with less hardware due to being a more optimized and static platform, and it also applies to CPUs. The IPC differences between a higher clocked Pentium 4 and a "slower" i-7 are massive.

Again, efficiency.


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