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Nokia to launch Arrow & Phi Windows Phone 8 handsets

An invite for a joint event held by Nokia and Microsoft on 5 September has landed in our inbox. The press conference will happen in New York and will possibly see the unveiling of two new handsets based on the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 platform, days before Apple is expected to unleash its own follow-up to the iPhone 4S.

A spokesperson for Nokia has also confirmed that there will be a live webcast on the day via both Nokia and Microsoft channels.

Reports point to a handset called Arrow and another one called Phi, both based on Windows Phone 8 and possibly released to replace the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 610. The Phi in particular is expected to replace both the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 900 with a curved glass display and the same polycarbonate unibody design.

AT&T will stock the Phi as a flagship smartphone while the Arrow will be available both on AT&T and T-Mobile with Verizon getting a variant of the Arrow.

Source: TheVerge