Nokia Glory Being Readied on WP7 OS

September 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

With rivals pumping up their devices, Nokia couldn’t resist itself from launching Windows 8 phones. But as if to reassure themselves, they haven’t left the older franchises either.

The company will be unleashing a low-end Windows 7 phone in the coming season. Code named ‘Glory’, this phone will be featuring a 800 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. The device is rumored to have similarities with the latest Lumia 610.

The Nokia ‘Glory’ is said to have a 4-inch display and it is definitely an upgrade from the 3.7-inch screen of the Lumia 610.

Rumor has it that this device will be available as early as the holiday season. Nokia is apparently including Windows Phone 7.8, the middle-ground between Windows 7.5 and 8, which would make sense with the specifications that are rumored to be powering the device.

It’s strange seeing Nokia readying a device with Windows Phone 7.8. We find it strange because, in some weeks, technically this will be outdated software.

During the Windows Phone Summit, it was announced that Windows Phone 8 will be ‘optimized’ for dual-core processors at launch. This because there may be a period of time when Windows Phone 7.8 devices may be sold alongside Windows Phone 8 devices before they fine-tune Windows Phone 8 both upwards and downwards.

Going by tweets from ‘@WindowsPhone8’, who has been very accurate with his previous info around Windows Phone ‘Mango’ before it was announced, we feel the same thing. The indications are that the Windows Phone 7.8 operating system will be used for the lowest-end devices by the manufacturer.

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