Nokia Future Device Launch Schedule Discussed
By Sovan Mandal | July 10, 2014 1:24 PM EST
Nokia seems to have three more devices for a launch in the coming months, if evleaks is to be believed. The leakster has already built up a reputation of being fairly accurate with its predictions and is citing access to a leaked Nokia product roadmap as the source of its speculation.
Men holding Nokia Lumia 820 phones are silhouetted against a backdrop of a Nokia logo and Android logos in the central Bosnian town of Zenica in this photo illustration taken February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Unfortunately, all the three Nokia devices listed are identified by their codenames, which means there is no way we can be sure of the specific market segment Nokia is aiming with the devices. The only bit that the roadmap reveals is their launch schedule. First up is the RM-1017 that seems to be almost ready, pegged as it is for an announcement in July itself. Next in line is RM-984 and RM-1028, both of which are slated for a release towards August.
Nokia is still fresh from the launch of its X2 series of smartphones. The X2 series comprise of low budget smartphones running Android which ironically is the first phone Nokia has launched post its Microsoft takeover.
Meanwhile, a few smartphones running Windows are also in the fray, reports Tech Times which in turn cites none other than evleaks again. These include Lumia 530 which will mark further evolution over the base Lumia 520. This has been the most successful Windows phone so far and is targeted at the entry level segment. Much on the lines of the Lumia 530, there is going to be the Lumia 635 for a release sometime later this summer.
Thereafter, a few more devices are listed for a release during the third quarter of this year. These include Tesla and Superman for AT&T and Verizon respectively. Evleaks would like us to believe both the devices are aimed at the mid-budget segment. This will be followed by the McLaren which is reported to be a higher end device and is likely to be picked up by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Also a unique aspect with the likes of the Tesla, Superman and McLaren is that these will be running Windows Phone Blue GDR1 which is being considered as the next version beyond Windows Phone 8.1.
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