Nokia New Windows Phone To Be Codenamed Champagne?

Finnish manufacturer Nokia may be on the verge of launching a new smartphone which bears the codename Champagne according to an article published by WPcentral.

The device is said to be running OS 7.10.8711, which makes it a Tango phone, the follow up to Mango, and was the first seen by the app, "I'm a WP7!". The app listed other devices which are likely to be carrier re-brands like the HTC Ultimate.

WPCentral says that the phone - which was first detected back on the 25th of October - could also be a rebranded Lumia, destined possibly for another country but is most likely to be a new handset altogether.

The Lumia 800 and 710 were launched only a few weeks ago and will go on sale officially next week. The Lumia 800 has been announced on all major mobile phone carriers in the UK and can be had from as little as £399 on Pay as you go from Three and from as little as £24 per month on contract.

The next Windows Phone handset could well be powered by dual core chipsets from ST-Ericsson, as the chip giant managed to break the monopoly Qualcomm had until now on system on chips that powered Windows Phone handsets.