Rumored Nokia 719 Is Real! Passes Bluetooth SIG...
Today the world is learning about the legitamcy of the rumored device, Nokia 719. Bluetooth.org has listed the long rumored Nokia 719 as passing it’s Blutooth SIG, thus offering verification to the existance of this new Windows Phone device! While few specifications are known about the Nokia 719, the listing offers some idea as what to expect. It does not offer any timeframes as when to expect the Nokia 719′s arrival to the market, but with the 2012 MWC just 6 days away perhaps we will see an unveiling there. Read the Nokia 719 listing past the break…
Here is what Bluetooth has to say about the Nokia 719:
End Product Detail
|Nokia Lumia 719 RM-817|
|The Nokia 719 is a versatile, well-designed smartphone offering users easy and seamless to make the most of every moment, every day. The social experience features built-in integration of Facebook and Twitter, an intuitive People Hub for optimized communication with contacts, and a 5 MP auto-focus camera with HD video recording to capture and share moments with friends and family. With a 3.7” Clear Black Display, exclusive content from ESPN and Univision, Local Scout + Bing Search and turn-by-turn navigation via Nokia Drive, the Nokia 719 helps make sure that users never miss out on the information, content or updates that matter most.|
So as you can see, the Nokia 719 bares a striking descriptive similarity to the Nokia Lumia 710. In addition to the same 700′s series listing, its 3.7” Clear Black Display to its 5 MP auto-focus camera with HD video recording and all the standard Windows Phone features in between lead one to a few ideas.
First possibility, this could be the CDMA version of the Lumia 710. As you may or may not know, CDMA development has been slow to gain traction with the Windows Phone. In the US there are several mobile carriers that use CDMA networks. The most notable is the true largest carrier in the US, Verizon Wireless, who still only sells one WP device, the 1st generation HTC Trophy.
The second idea also revolves somewhat around Verizon Wirelss. VW made it clear to Microsoft, they had no interest in WP’s until LTE enabled devices were in existance. So with that said, there is a chance that this is the upgrade that device will recieve. As I stated in a previous article, the Windows Phone marketshare in the US in very low. In order for WP to gain any sort of marketshare in the US, having VW’s support is not even a question. With over 108 million customers, Microsoft can ill afford to overlook VW’s importance in this market. I sure hope this is the case for the Nokia 719, as there has been a mass calling for VW to carry WP devices by its customers. There was even a ballot started by customers, for customers, to plead with VW to end the public shunning of WP. Maybe it actually worked!
The last idea is that the Nokia 719 might be released with NFC development, which was written about in an article here back in December pertaining to WP already coming equipped with the hardware.
Will Coleman, developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK said:
“As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be
enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). So, if any OEM wants to
enable it, that can be done by all means.”
“Think it’s about just about timing, in the not too distant future there are
some exciting things that will be coming through with NFC from
I guess we’ll find out more in 6 days! Hurry up February 27th! I need the MWC to get here, I’m craving some great WP unveilings!