T-Mobile roadmap surfaces showing new Nokia Flame 4G smartphone

Shane McGlaun - Feb 8, 2013, 4:28am CST
T-Mobile roadmap surfaces showing new Nokia Flame 4G smartphone

If you’re a big fan of Nokia smartphones on the T-Mobile network, a screenshot showing up revealing a roadmap for the carrier. The roadmap shows the smartphone called the Nokia Flame 4G with the date of April 24. The device is believed to be a Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

We don’t know a lot about the hardware inside the smartphone at this time, but there were some rumors of a Nokia smartphone of the same name that made the rounds in 2012. Rumors at the time claimed that the Flame was a low-end device. A low-end device from Nokia would make sense considering the company has a difficult time competing in the high-end of the smartphone market.

Other specifications for the Flame that were tipped in the rumors last year included a four-inch screen, 512 MB of RAM, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. The device was also said to include a five-megapixel camera and have 4 GB of internal storage. The smartphone is supposed to have a microSD card slot for expanding storage.

Considering that none of those features are particularly appealing, the expectation is that this will be a very inexpensive device. While there is no indication of price, if this low-end device could be offered for free or at a very low price it could win some users to the Windows Phone 8 platform. It might also make for an interesting pre-paid smartphone.

[via Tmonews]

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