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 aquestion mark attached to the tweet, and another question, of course,is the cause for the occasion. We are making an educated guess thatthe event will be related to Windows Phone 8.1, as the update isexpected this spring, between April and June.



Being Microsoft's strongest mobile arm,we expect Nokia to spearhead the launch of the new Windows Phone 8.1platform with at least one new handset - probably a successor to theLumia 920. Our bets are on the rumored WP 8.1 device codenamed"Martini".



In addition to it, Nokia has twodual-SIM models in its pipeline - the Lumia 630 and 635. They bringalong another possibility for the upcoming event - if it happens,that is.



Nokia notably abstained from WindowsPhone at this year's MWC expo. It focused on its latest low and mid-rangelineup, which consists of a new featurephone, a new Asha smartphone,and a new X-series of smartphones based on Android. The silencearound Windows Phone could be considered as a warning for theoncoming storm.



source: @evleaks(Twitter) via WMPowerUser

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57 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

sweet mother almighty that last part would really be a god send

12. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

A real Android phone will come :)

13. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

No. Has to be WP 8.1 phone.

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

What, in my previous comment, appears to be bashing to you?

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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: Feb 03, 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: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

microsoft doesn't lock you down ? you can't even change the search engine from bing for argument's sake

46. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sony needs to add OIS to their vocabulary, though.

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Next high end Nokia lumia. Woohooo can't wait. I'm getting So much excited.

2. lucid.brat unregistered

May be its going to be announcement of the beast Lumia 1820....eagrly waiting nokia...bring it on and plz quickly

3. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 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.

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