T-Mobile To Launch Aluminum Based Nokia Catwalk Later This Year?


As T-Mobile Windows Phone continue to hope for a high-end device to arrive on Magenta store shelves, it finally appears their wishes will be granted. According to The Verge, Nokia is set to launch a “Catwalk device,” otherwise known as a Lumia 920 successor on T-Mobile over the summer. The “Catwalk” type device is rumored to move away from the poly-carbonate designs of the current generation Lumia devices and into an aluminum body. Aluminum construction would allow for a lighter and thinner frame than the current series of Lumia devices.

The device will be released as a successor to the Lumia 920 and will be Nokia’s newest flagship device upon launch. There’s no word on internal hardware specs, but we imagine they’ll be line up closely with the Lumia 920 and size and weight similar to the Lumia’s closest competitors. The polycarbonate body of the Lumia 920 provided for a thicker frame which complemented the addition of Qi wireless charging at the expense of size and weight. In an age where “thin is in” for the smartphone world, the Lumia 920 with all of its features took a step backwards in hardware design.

Windows Phone 8 fans, start crossing your fingers we’ll see this in the not-so-distant future.

The Verge

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  • Wyn6

    Should this prove to be true, I’m all-in.

  • Verizonthunder

    T-Mobile no one care’s about a Nokia catwalk. Just release Nokia Lumia 920 and some other high end device’s and Upgrade your tower’s really only Las Vegas and Kansas City are Complete LTE coverage??? You are suppose to be launching LTE that cover’s 100 Million people, if this is your idea of LTE coverage…. I will sadly have to look else where for service.

    • Why are you trolling a T-Mobile blog site? You must live one exciting life.

      • Verizonthunder

        You are funny not trolling only want the best hate At&t and glad T-Mobile is picking up some steam I only want the best intention’s so T-Mobile can put a dent in Verizon and At&t , currently looking to switch as Verizon is becoming more anti-consumer and times have changed, My first cell phone ever was a T-Mobile Samsung E105 loved that phone very sturdy and amazing battery like so I like to go back to where I first got to enjoy a cell phone

        • IamDefiler

          That could be the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever read.

        • Verizonthunder

          Funny glad to see you miss the point

    • i care. many other people do as the chief complaint about the 920 was its heft.

  • ceegii63

    would prefer the GRAPHENE Nokia got Billions for to develop

  • Daddydizzle

    Verizon thunder your comment doesn’t matter. Magenta doesn’t answer to you.

    • Verizonthunder

      It does matter if they want to add new customer’s and keep current customer’s

  • Whiskers

    They need put front facing stereo speakers on it like the HTC one has as one of the new specs.

    • g2a5b0e

      Everyone needs to start putting front facing speakers on their phones. They look amazing. Hopefully, they sound amazing, too.

  • This time last year I was hoping for a flagship WP8 device from Nokia, now I couldn’t care any less. Maybe this will change my mind, but by the time it hits T-Mobile the iPhone and HTC One will hopefully be out. Not looking good for Nokia.

    • MisterBlue

      Same here. I was looking forward to a flagship WP8 device from Nokia at the end of last year, but now after getting shafted with no update for the HTC Radar and no Lumia 920, I’ll just wait for the iPhone and Tmo’s LTE rollout. Sorry Nokia .

      • aussiedog61

        I updated my HD7 pretty easily and it’s running great. I wouldn’t blame Microsoft about the update, because it’s out there. The blame goes to either HTC or T-Mobile, or both. Nokia is much better about updates though.

    • On the contrary, I think this is the brightest nokias future has looked in years. They have a full spectrum of highly capable and attractive phones on the market by the end of q2.

      • dude no one is buying Windows Phones .. well correction not enough people are.

        • How many is enough?

        • i’d say more than iPhones or Androids would be enough lol

  • aussiedog61

    It’s about time. My HD7 running 7.8 will do until then.

  • Mike Oxbig

    …..and nobody cares. Windows phone will top out at 1% market share

    • Thanks for your prediction. It seems it is already wrong, however.

  • I hope it’s true. I’ve been waiting a long time for a Nokia flagship level phone.

  • efjay

    That step backwards in design as you call it allowed them to produce one of the best all round smartphone cameras and unquestionably the best smartphone camera for low light pictures. Sometimes function takes precedence over the pure vanity of chasing the “thinnest, lightest” phone title.

  • qpinto

    If only nokia made a high end android phone…

  • ex_nokia_exec

    Please let it come out for my birthday.

    That’s all I want.

    If not i’m getting the htc ONE

  • jt

    The Catwalk? I saw it a couple days ago. I had a Dev. Lumia 920 that had dust leaking into the screen and affected the proximity sensor. Sent it to Nokia Care because their website said it was under warranty. Long story short, they didn’t fix it and sent it back. I call my college buddy that works at Nokia (SD), he said he’ll get his builder to look at it. When I drop off the phone, he let me take a look at his prototype phone. Same size as the lumia 920 but thinner, and a bit lighter with maybe a aluminum body. He called it the Catwalk or Lumia 922, but it was going to Verizon and not T-Mobile. Same specs as the 920, but with OLED screen. Yes, only 8MP camera. It’ll have a SIM card slot like the Verizon iphone 5.

    • I kinda question this because it is being reported from verizons systems that their phone will be a 928, code name “laser”, NOT 922, code name “catwalk”

      • jt

        Could be the 928. All I know is that he said it was a Verizon phone, and he gave no hint as to a upcoming high-end Nokia coming to T-Mobile. I’ll try to get more details when I pick up my Lumia 920 from him some time this week, but I can’t make any promises since I’ve been given the answer “I’m not at liberty to answer” on multiple occasions.

        • Yeah, let us know if you find out more. I did see at least one article that said laser and catwalk were both going to Verizon.

        • Any news. Jt?

  • riopato

    Won’t be surprised if the catwalk is going to be a cheap knock off version of the 920 or with major manufacturing issues. T-Mobile/Nokia did something like this before when they came out with the horrible Nokia Mode which was a subpar fuckup version of the Nokia e71/73.
    my e71 lasted years while the mode last 3 months of regular use.