Nokia Atlas said to be Verizon's next Windows Phone 8 device

If you've been waiting for a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone to hit Verizon, it looks like you'll get your chance to pick one up very soon. According to a leaked image of what appears to be a Verizon-branded Nokia Lumia 820, the carrier may be prepping for an announcement of what is said to be the Nokia Atlas, which would be Verizon's next Windows Phone 8 handset.

The leaked image comes from the evleaks Twitter account, and it shows a Nokia Lumia smartphone for Verizon, and it's described as the "Atlas" in the tweet itself. We heard back in August that Nokia would be unveiling a few new phones, one of which was codenamed "Atlas." That gives us a little bit comfort in knowing that Verizon is surely going announce the new device soon.

Nokia announced the Lumia 820 early last month, and we've already seen an announcement from AT&T and T-Mobile, so it's really only a matter of time before we hear from Verizon about its upcoming plans for Windows Phone 8. From the leaked image, it looks like the device will have a 4.3-inch display, with curvier corners than AT&T's or T-Mobile's version.Microsoft is planning to officially launch its Windows Phone 8 mobile OS on October 29 during a huge launch event in San Francisco. Until then, we're positive that the airwaves will be filled with more WP8 rumors, so while we're not sure exactly what Verizon will bring to the table, we'll find out very shortly.

[via CNET]