Five new Nokias leak in RDA: Nokia 510, Belle 805, Lumia 920, 950 and 1001
Basically, what the RDA does is allow programmers to test their apps on a remotely located Nokia device, so they don’t have to buy the gadget themselves. Imagine a room filled with Nokia devices, all easily accessible remotely. This full access allows devs to see nearby Wi-Fi networks and other devices, and that’s exactly how five new Nokia devices were first spotted.
The Nokia 510 and Nokia Belle 805 are the first two and it seems these are a pair of Symbian devices. The 510 looks like a successor to the low-end Nokia 500 and it’s likely to be a basic smartphone for an affordable price, while the Belle 805 if released should be a simplified version of the PureView 808.
Next, we have three new handsets running on Windows Phone. The Nokia Lumia 920, 950 and 1001 showed up on the RDA program. The 920 and 950 look like a continuation on the Lumia 900 theme, but we have no details about them, just guesses.
The Nokia Lumia 1001 is the last mysterious Nokia phone and judging by the model number, if it indeed gets unveiled it should bring some sufficient innovation in the ecosystem. In any case, the last three phones will likely get Windows Phone 8, too.
1. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Looks like there is still some hope for the Symbian Fans..!!
but i would rather take Windows Phone 8 anytime cuz they would be getting the more love from the Developers
Nokia should have replaced Symbian with MeeGO and then everything would had been in thier favour
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
agree with you but i dont want them to kill symbian, they should put the OS on low end! and make meego as there OS for mid range to high end as a buck up for WP8! just a supporter! and i hope that they will let the android apps ported on meego! it will be sweet!
2. MeoCao (unregistered)
I wonder if manufacturers have to pay WP license fees to MS. If not how MS can make profits from their investment, if not then how they can compete with Android.
6. MeoCao (unregistered)
As far as I know profits from marketplace are miniscule for Google and not a big sum for Apple either (comparing with hardware sales).
For MS the business model is always OS license fees, for that WP must have some killer features to justfy the license fees.
As of now Android is superior in every way and MS still have to spend and spend.
5. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Yes, the phone manuf. pay license fees to MSFT for WP. Nokia has an alliance where the cost of said license is in the balance against Nokia assets shared within the entire MSFT ecosystem (mostly location based services).
8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
and licence is for only for windows8 RT version so dont get confused windows8 pro and wp8 dont require licence i think
4. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
Looking for a Lumia 710 replacement price and specifications wise and with WP8 of course. That would be the sweet spot.
10. Altair (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Nokia Lumia 1001 is not a phone, but a RT tablet.
12. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
comments such as the above is the reason why i like reading comments, some people think out of the box.
16. Altair (Posts: 323; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Who says it runs WP8? RDA tool just shows out different models out there, wich runs different platforms like WP, Symbian, S40/S60 and Meego.
RDA doesn't limit devices only to WP8.
18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
are u sure if its a tablet it cannot run wp8 if it is phone it cannot run win8 the only confusion will be any application can run on both ends so this is tricky to tell apart
11. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
A WP8 phone with PureView would be a serious contender in the upcoming market.
15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i think Lumia 1001 is a tablet since numbers 8-9 is high end smartphones then 5,6,7 are midrange then 2-3 are low end!
17. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
your almost back in the competition Nokia