Tweet reveals code names for new Nokia models
Considering that Spinel is a magnesium aluminum mineral with the symbol MgAl2O4, this could be the code name for an aluminum clad Windows Phone handset. The other names lend themselves to a number of various interpretations.
Windows Phone has picked up momentum in 2013, starting with the low-light photography niche, picking up speed with the strong sales of the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520/521, and continuing with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet with specs that rival that on any Android device. The latest data shows that Windows Phone captured 4% of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter. Perhaps one of the phones mentioned in the tweet will be the next big Windows Phone model.
source: @evleaks via WMPoweruser
2. Beijendorf (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Huzzah, Bond-level gadgets and the probability of more flagships!
Nokia usually don't let their codenames have anything to do with what a device actually does, but could Moneypenny be a smartwatch a la secretary?
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9689; Member since: 14 May 2012)
This article made me happy because it included Chemistry.
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9689; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Passed Chemistry in high school with 103%. Currently have a 96% in college. Next up, Organic Chem.
8. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
I don't mean to brag. But I did warn you all that Nokia is going to dominate the market with the upcoming phones.
Their forecast sales is huge, and that is due to the amount of investment they are putting in to their new and upcoming phones.
It is going to be really hard for the Android and iOs hardcore fans that hate Nokia/Windows because what is coming in 2014 onwards is going to blow everything out the market.
Watch this space!!
9. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
A phone that has the 929's specs and the 925's looks... I'd buy that sh!t
11. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Nokia rocks the code names!!
Now, if only their model numbers made a little more sense to the average consumer....
12. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
@PA - Read your own links please. WP did not capture 4% of the US phone market in the third quarter. That should read 4% of the world market.
US share for WP is roughly 3.2%.