Rumour: Nokia to Launch New WP8 devices, Asus, Lenovo To Follow

Nokia is widely expected to launch smartphones powered by Windows Phone 8 this year, but news regarding details of such devices, or whether other manufacturers would join the party, were unseen until the moment.

MS Nerd, a guy known by his past rumours regarding Microsoft's ecosystem, has started a series of speculations.

The first tweeted message claims that Nokia will launch a Windows Phone 8 device in collaboration with Verizon, which will have a PureView camera (based on the sensor found on Nokia N8 and not on the Lumia 808) and a ClearBack display with a resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels.

Sprint will also receive a device that will come with a full QWERTY-style keyboard and with a 4-inch WVGA display.

Both of these phones are rumoured to include a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip (the MSM8960).

This chip can also be found on AT&T's version of the HTC One X and its performance is comparable with NVidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset.

T-Mobile will not be left aside, as HTC will develop its own WP8 flagship while Samsung should introduce two of these devices.

Lenovo and Asus are also said to be joining as Windows Phone OEMs and produce their own smartphones with WP8.

Source: Twitter (1,2,3,4)