There were rumors surrounding the Nokia Lumia 630 in the past, but it has apparently managed to clear the FCC sometime last week. Well, it seems that there is going to be a dual-SIM version of this particular device, which will be known as the Nokia Lumia 635, or at least that is what it is tipped to be called when it is finally announced. The Nokia Lumia 635 happens to be listed in the commission’s database as the Nokia RM-979, where its description points to it as having a couple of SIM card slots, where “both SIMs use the same antenna and transmitter chain”. Apart from that, the firmware on the Nokia Lumia 635 has confirmed that it will run a variant of the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
When it comes to poking fun at the competition, Nokia has never been one to shy away from doing just that. In fact they recently made fun of Samsung for their attempts at sponsoring the Oscars by providing Ellen Degeneres with a Galaxy smartphone, calling the photos taken blur.
It’s interesting that Nokia is pretty daring especially given that as far as their position in the smartphone market is concerned, they’re not exactly leaders, especially in the face of other brands like Samsung and Apple. In fact despite reports that Windows Phone is on the rise, it is still pretty far behind both Android and iOS, but it seems that won’t stop Nokia from bragging anyway. (more…)
So word on the street has it that Nokia could be hosting an event on the 19th of April. It is unclear what Nokia will be announcing, but given that at MWC 2014 the company did not reveal any new Lumia handsets, chances are this event could be where Nokia might make some Windows Phone related announcements.
That being said, we have also heard that there are several Nokia Lumia devices in the works, such as the Lumia 930, 630 “Moneypenny”, and 635. There has also been talks about a certain Nokia “Martini” as well. However while the jury is still out on the rest of the devices, thanks to a recent post by @evleaks, the Nokia Lumia 630’s press rendering has been revealed. (more…)
Nokia has been known for putting out cheap and affordable handsets, from back in the day of the feature phone, to today where their low-end Lumia smartphones have proven to be their best seller. That being said, it looks like Nokia might have their cheapest smartphone in the works, thanks to a listing on Indian importation record, Zauba. The listing reveals a phone going by the model number Nokia RM-1013 which appears to be a Windows Phone device. It was also listed as being priced at INR 6,282 which when converted, is around $100. Imagine that, a handset so cheap and fully unlocked! If Nokia did not already dominate with the Lumia 520, we can only imagine that this handset will be a hit in emerging markets.
However in terms of specifications, not much is known about the device, but then again for a handset priced at around $100, don’t expect anything amazing. The device should be more than capable of getting the job done and then some. Microsoft had previously revealed their intentions of maintaining Windows Phone in both the high and low end markets, so with this handset, it looks like Nokia will be doing that for them ahead of the acquisition which is rumored to be closed at MWC 2014.
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For the past couple of months we have been hearing a lot of rumors about Nokia working on an Android smartphone. At one point it was even rumored that Microsoft was pressuring the Finnish company into giving up this project primarily because in the near future, its hardware division is officially going to be a part of Redmond. Nokia seems to have went ahead anyway, with The Wall Street Journal running with a story today, claiming to have heard from people familiar with the matter that the Nokia Android phone is going to be released this month.
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Back in September last year, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Nokia’s cellphone business for a cool $7.17 billion. The deal is expected to conclude sometime this year and according to one of NPU’s tipsters, they have suggested that the deal could be officially closed around the time MWC 2014 kicks off, which is towards the end of this month. The deal was originally supposed to be closed when Nokia’s Q4 results were announced, but it looks like that did not happen.
Interestingly enough, NPU’s sources have also revealed that after the deal has been officially closed, Nokia could make a new announcement in which a new hardware brand could be revealed. We have heard how Nokia has plans for wearables, a smartwatch to be exact, which could be launched as soon as 2014, and that this new brand that Nokia is planning on announcing will be related to Nokia’s smartwatch efforts. That should be pretty interesting as we’re sure many are wondering what Nokia will be getting up to once they sell off their handset division to Microsoft. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but with MWC 2014 around the corner, we guess we might not have to wait too long to see if the rumors pan out.