Nokia to host an April 19 event?
Another day, another leak. According to @evleaks, Nokia might be hosting an event on April 19. There is a question mark attached to the tweet, and another question, of course, is the cause for the occasion. We are making an educated guess that the event will be related to Windows Phone 8.1, as the update is expected this spring, between April and June.
Being Microsoft's strongest mobile arm, we expect Nokia to spearhead the launch of the new Windows Phone 8.1 platform with at least one new handset - probably a successor to the Lumia 920. Our bets are on the rumored WP 8.1 device codenamed "Martini".
In addition to it, Nokia has two dual-SIM models in its pipeline - the Lumia 630 and 635. They bring along another possibility for the upcoming event - if it happens, that is.
Nokia notably abstained from Windows Phone at this year's MWC expo. It focused on its latest low and mid-range lineup, which consists of a new featurephone, a new Asha smartphone, and a new X-series of smartphones based on Android. The silence around Windows Phone could be considered as a warning for the oncoming storm.
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Maybe the announcement of the replacement for the L1020? Or, the re-release of the L1520 with WP8.1?
Even better would be the elimination of carrier exclusivity.
9. tigermcm (Posts: 752; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
sweet mother almighty that last part would really be a god send
42. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I'm thinking that they gonna bring newer version of 920. 5" and slim. 1080, Snapdragon 610 or 615 or 801 or 805, 3gb ram, 20mp, etc.
17. papss (unregistered)
Keep wishing for one that's worth something so your dreams can be crushed
10. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Even better would be a announcement of L1020, L1520, minus Windows phone OS.
Even more better would be anouncement of Nokia and Microsoft parting ways.
18. papss (unregistered)
Even better would be for you to lose your log in and stop bashing in every m$ article
23. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
What, in my previous comment, appears to be bashing to you?
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Definitely mental issues, this guy has... He's not capable of being mature... He's the all time biggest cry baby in the world... Pretty pathetic, and sad.. And, he knows every inch of it is true... Most like picked on as a kid,, or he's a kid that's currently being picked on.... Really, really weak person inside and out he is... And, he knows every inch of it is true...
37. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
lol i love how rodneyej1 just made a fantasy because someone messed with his precious windows phone all i'll say if the device is good enough it will make sales bundled with a good ad or two !
43. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I'm sure we gonna like 8.1, because dude I Don't like wp8 too, but I'm excited to see 8.1
11. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
Nokia come with a real ANDROID phone! Dont lock you up with microsoft.
We want choices nokia, not forced by microsoft
20. Liveitup (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
We want choices, not just Android and iOS. Nokia is instrumental to WP success so far, Android has enough OEMs, you even have a low Nokia X Android smartphones. Not everyone wants everything to be Android besides when a company purchase a division of another company you do what you want, I did not see Google making WP phones when they bought Motorola.
26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Microsoft already bought the part of Nokia that you love... Either deal with it, or get a Lumia... But, at this point you just sound pathetic to keep begging PA for Nokia to not sell... It's over dude!... Wake up and move on!
38. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
lol rodneyej1 the way you bash out anyone else
s opinion is kind of pathetic
1st of all who said the devices division is the only part of nokia we love they have a great mapping service, they have seimens and the best bit is the research center puts tingles down your spine with all the new things they're researching and concepts they're looking into
2nd besides the fact that microsoft makes more money from android then windowsphone is saying something out there
3rd if Microsoft was to make an android phone that would be cornering the market! which is smart and profitable
i rest my case !
45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Look child.. I speak negatively about WP, and Microsoft all of the time.. But, its constructive criticism... I don't bash everyone who says negative things about MS, or WP, if it's valid, and not trolling..
All I can tell you is get used to seeing me talk negatively about these two guys, because they are trolls!... Trolls I do bash, and I'm sorry if you don't like it.... My suggestion to you is to either ignore me, try to stop the trolls, or simply don't click on WP, MS, Nokia, or Lumia related articles... I'm always going to be here defending my ecosystem whether you like it or not... I have the right to do that, so talk to somebody else about it....
And, do you think I'm gonna waist my time reading your BS about MS politics? I care less about that crap than I do you.. So, that should tell you something.... But, go ahead and keep opening your mouth.. I'm sure you have something to waist your time saying.... ??????
30. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
You want choices but demand google to lock you down?
You are a special kind of person that doesnt know what choice is.
39. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
microsoft doesn't lock you down ?
you can't even change the search engine from bing for argument's sake
46. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
We like it locked down!... Quit fighting a loosing battle... Everything you hate about MS, and WP, we like, so what's your point?.... You might as well be talking to brick walls... Nobody is forcing you to buy a WP device, but it's you who can't get over the fact that Nokia makes WP Lumia devices, and a few Android devices.. If you don't like the Android devices that Nokia makes then choose another brand, and get over it!... Most of all quit whining about it!.... Nobody, except trolls, on a WP related article cares about what Android has to offer over WP... That's a pointless discussion here... Make up your mind about what you want, quit standing up for trolls, quit acting like a troll, and grow up!.... Accept the fact that people want WP devices, even if it's not the amount of people that you approve of... Choose your device and be happy with it... When you find something you like then you can be happy that others got theirs as well.. But, until then keep your problems to yourself, and quit ruining others fun..
48. eharris560 (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Question. What is the main reason you buy your smartphone? Is it for the OS it runs or for the OEM it's made by?
49. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
For me,,, both.. Nokia makes terrific hardware, and MS has developed a solid OS.. Perfect combination for me... I guess I got lucky because if it weren't for MS, and Nokia merging I would be stuck with a rather lackluster WP experience... I really have to thank Nokia because they didn't have to decide to go with WP..... But, I give Lumia devices equal credit from both sides because I've been satisfied with both ends.... This is my specific opinion.
52. corporateJP (Posts: 1827; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
"I really have to thank Nokia because they didn't have to decide to go with WP"
No, the Trojan Horse and the money-under-the-table board of directors helped them make that decision easy.
53. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I can't argue with that... Regardless, either way it worked out pretty well for WP fans... I'm a WP fan, and Nokia is awesome!...
Can you blame me for being happy about it?
16. papss (unregistered)
I agree on the carrier issue.. Same issue with Sony
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sony needs to add OIS to their vocabulary, though.
34. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Next high end Nokia lumia. Woohooo can't wait. I'm getting So much excited.
2. lucid.brat (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
May be its going to be announcement of the beast Lumia 1820....eagrly waiting nokia...bring it on and plz quickly
3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Even better indeed! I miss my Lumia 925, but I promised to abstain from WP for a while! But new devices and OS update may speed up the process of me returning to WP. Although I'm liking the Nexus a little more, getting used to it a bit and trying not to let the OS difference bother me too much!
44. milesboy5 (Posts: 170; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I had the same reaction. I bought a Lumia 928 about a year ago but I noticed that WP wasn't quite mature enough for me so I switched to a moto X after about 6 months on the WP train. I may consider the nokia ICON if it gets WP 8.1.
4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
With BUILD in early April and a Nokia event soon to follow it seems logical that Windows Phones will be released with the 8 .1 update by early June!
33. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Well the event IS positioned about more than 2 weeks after /build/ 2014. So very likely that whatever phones that are going to be announced will run WP 8.1. They might use /build/ to announce the event, instead of devices there ? So heres my fingers crossed for the 19th event to be true !!
5. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I think the big Microsoft build conference is in April 2 to 4 2014 where microsoft gives developers and other selected technology dignitaries info about what new developments in soft ware and hardware Microsoft is bring out to the world and is working on. the big details on the updates to Windows 8.1 for desktop Computers and mobile devices will be revealed there. these new Nokia smart phones will be probably be devices that use the soft ware updates in the powerful Windows phone 8.1 updates
36. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Yeah thats what I was thinking also ! Maybe Nokia will use /build/ to announce the event they are having on the 19th !
7. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Nokia Lumia 1820 with SD 805 SoC. 5.2 inch screen 1920x1080 Full HD IPS-LCD. Corning Gorilla Glass 3. 41MP PureView 1/1.2" sensor with quad HAAC mics. 3300 mAh battery. 32GB internal with SD card slot. 3GB RAM.
8. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
3gb ram ? no need to 3 gb ram for wp. I want less bezels and thin body from nokia. hardware is ok already. and wp8.1 is very important with its new features.
15. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Remember, before they said no need of quad-core and no need of 2 gb of RAM. Look what happened to Lumia 1520. Bezels on the 1520 and Icon looks perfect to me. I want hump on the back in order to house the humongous 1/1.2" camera sensor. :P
21. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
yeah still dont need to 3 gigs. hump is ok but phone itself should be thin like 925.
40. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
still don't quad-core or 2gb for windows 8 nokia did it because the spec sheet sells phones apparently !
55. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
@microsoftnokiawin, are you implying Nokia made a huge mistake for putting in Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM on Nokia Lumia 1520?
35. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Hoping for a successor to the 1020 with a 5" screen and a gigantic battery ( 3200mAh battery pretty pleaseeee ) !
29. jckc92 (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
I think it is a dream but hopefully you are right. Would be the ultimate phone!
14. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
C'mon Nokia. Bring out a metal bodied 5 inch version of 1520.
28. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Yep Icon like for the International market.
32. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
no icon looks bad compared to 1520
41. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
they are using N9 design for flagship or special high end. It's a best design ever. they should bring 920 version but slim and with 5" .
47. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I don't know about that.. Have you held a Icon in your hands?.. I have a 1520, and besides the Icon being just a tad thicker it definitely has the better design, and has a much more quality feel to it than the 1520.. Of course that's still just my opinion, but the Icon is more in line with the 925.. IMO the 920, 925, and the Icon are Nokias best work ever.. I'll say it once again that this is just my opinion.. And, I don't expect for everyone to agree..
51. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
I have held both in my hands and you are right. LUMIA ICON feels like it has better built and quality. The finish is just exquisite. You can tell right away once you hold it. I like the 925 design better though. 925 > Icon > 1520 > 920 > 1020. Thats my opinion in design.
54. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I'd say 925, Icon, 920, 1520... Pretty close though.... And, "exquisite" is a good word for what Nokia has done with the Icon..
I have to admit that it is very similar to the look, and feel, of a iPhone 5... That's the first thing I thought when I held it... To me it seems that Nokia was conscious about the similarity... This device should be on every carrier possible!
19. papss (unregistered)
I wonder how long before my L1520 gets the new update.
I would love to see a follow up to the 1020
22. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Most observers- I think Paul Thorott stated this- at least June before existing devices get WP 8.1.
Also,, the rumor is May for new phones with 8.1 on it, although which ones and where remains to be seen. That part is not from a reliable souce, just chatter I have heard in a couple of different places.
31. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Isn't April when the Microsoft assimilation is suppose to happen? Maybe it's an announcement of a name change.
50. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You may be on to something... Just please don't let them put Microsoft in the name.. Lol!
57. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
if Nokia is having a big press eventthe 19th of this april it has to be about the fact they are now that day with microsoft because they have today april 2 2014 announced the windows 8.1 smart phones that are coming out. the final Nokia / Microsoft sales deal is the only thing left to do this month unless they are introducing a new Tablet going on sale or an Nokia typr
android OS tablet built on the nokia 2520 case design.