Expected out in the days leading up to IFA 2014, at a press event recently teased by Microsoft, the Nokia Lumia 830 is a visual mystery no more, at least if we assume the newest slate of “leaked” photos is legitimate.
Next month’s IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is shaping up to be quite plentiful in mobile device announcements, with Samsung, Sony, Huawei and now Microsoft confirmed to bring new gear in the capital of Germany.
It looks like what’s left of Nokia after Microsoft purchased its mobile device business might have comeback plans for the smartphone market, with Android front and center.
No stranger to the kind-hearted publicity stunts that have made HTC look so noble recently, Microsoft is back in cheap jab mode, going for Apple’s jugular from two directions at once in the latest Nokia Lumia 635 commercial.
The successor to the most popular Windows Phone device comes with much of the same hardware and a similar budget price.
While Microsoft’s lack of interest in developing hardware (loosely) based on Android was always obvious, and the end of Nokia’s X experiment predictable, we sure didn’t expect Redmond to pull the plug so soon after the X2 unveil.
The update brings a handful of new features and improvements to Nokia’s entire lineup of Windows Phone 8 handsets.
The Lumia 530 would be the successor to the hugely popular Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 Windows Phone handsets.
Basically acknowledging its debut Android effort was a bad judgment call, Nokia Microsoft refined and upgraded the X, delivering a much beefier, worthier low-cost rival for Motorola’s Moto E: the X2 “with Android apps”.
The teaser carries the tagline “Green with envy” and follows a theme similar to the teasers seen for the Nokia X earlier this year.
Anyone worried Nokia’s future in the hardware manufacturing business might be looking bleak on the heels of Microsoft’s highly publicized purchase should unwind, as a hefty “Team Nokiasoft” product roadmap has been divulged.
This may sound hard to believe, but Microsoft is allegedly willing to make a pact with the devil and roll out a second-generation Android-based Nokia X smartphone before long.
Stephen Elop denies he was a Trojan Horse, defends killing Symbian platform during contentious Q&A session
The new Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Devices Group had plenty to say during an interview session posted Monday on Nokia’s Conversations blog.
A letter sent out to suppliers has revealed Microsoft’s intentions to rename Nokia’s mobile devices division.
The Lumia 930, expected to be the international variant of Verizon’s Lumia Icon, has appeared online for the first time.
Leaked videos reveal upcoming Windows Phone functionality and one of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone.
Rumors suggest that we will see the announcement of the Lumia 930, and Lumia 630 at the event.
Nokia is expected to continue focusing on Windows Phone-based hardware despite dipping its toes in Android’s openness recently, and the next WP handheld is likely called Lumia 630.
A Galaxy Note 3 might be behind the most retweeted tweet of all time, but that doesn’t appear to stop Samsung’s rivals from ridiculing the smartphone that snapped up a group selfie filled with Hollywood celebrities at the Oscars.
Fears remain that Microsoft’s increasing power in smartphone market could lead to higher patent licensing fees.