Road map of expected Windows Phone releases discovered

Road map of expected Windows Phone releases discovered
A road map of Windows Phone models expected to get launched over June, July and August was posted on Reddit by an unknown source which means, take this information with a grain of salt. The list includes phones manufactured by HTC, Nokia, Samsung and Huawei and even includes one 5 inch model with a 13MP snapper on back. Taiwan based HTC will be releasing the HTC Tiara. This is a model that we wrote about back in February and is expected to be the first post-Portico update Windows Phone model released.  There will be two variants of this model, one with 4G LTE connectivity. This model is allegedly heading to Sprint, although it is not known if it will be an exclusive for the carrier.

Nokia, of course, will be releasing one to as many as three handsets on May 14th during their press event in London. The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is pretty much a gimme. The question is whether the Nokia Lumia 925, as rumored, will also be unwrapped during the event. And there is also the hope that the Nokia Lumia EOS and its 808 PureView-like 41MP camera sensor will also be introduced at the same time. The Reddit post also mentioned the Samsung Chronus, which was mistakenly labeled in the post as a Windows 8 notebook when it is supposedly a aluminum clad Windows Phone 8 handset.

We mentioned at the beginning of this article that one of the models listed on the road map was a 5 inch, FHD device. This is coming from Chinese manufacturer Huawei which purportedly will offer a Windows Phone 8 flavored version of its Android powered Huawei Ascend D2. This is expected to be called the Huawei Ascend WQ 5 and will be equipped with the same 13MP snapper on back that is seen on the Ascend D2.

Will we see all of these models in the June through August time frame as the Reddit poster claims? First up is the Nokia event in London which will be here before you know it.

source: WPSuperfanboy via DailyMobile



1. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Cool, more choices, more marketshare, more competition: better products for everyone!!

9. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Nokia is leader of WP....

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Well that's true, they just need to put 1GB RAM on all of their phones

18. Dastrix unregistered

Keep in mind, low-end models such as the Lumia 520 and 620 do not necessarily need 1GB RAM. Nokia's got all the bases covered to be the leader!

19. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

no they don't but the games u want to play on it do,the minum ram for any smartphone os right now be it wp8,ios or adndroid should be 1 gb,nothing less. even if its a low end phone!!!

20. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well that can be sorted in coding unless developer left the game unoptimized if it was ported many games were like that then they got optimized for low rams and u cant have a phone with no compromize and still have lowest pricepoint do u want them to remove camera :P

24. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You're right!

26. Dastrix unregistered

Tell that to Nokia. I'm sure they'll listen! :P

25. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If so then Nokia is releasing lots of low end Lumias.

27. Dastrix unregistered

Again, different OSes call for different hardware specs. You can't compare WP's flagships to Android's solely based on RAM. The software architecture is completely different, and you'd be wrong to think that WP "needs" more than 1GB RAM in its current release.

28. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Temple Run on WP needs more than 512MB of RAM

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

NL520 is rocking around the world men...!!!

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

LEOS (if that is the one with the 41+ Mp PV camera) is an AT&T exclusive to be released in November, 2013.

3. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i heard that nokia also gonna make a phablet (like note2) this true??????????

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, it's 100% true! Nokia said that before.

21. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

they said they'd investigate more form factors, and they had lots of juice, so maybe yes, or maybe they're just making a tablet

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

nokia have dream to make phablet, i know that nokia had plan to launch phablet before anyone else release phablet but they stuck with OS. anyway they r gonna launch phablet on their event. stay tune

4. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Too bad Huawei has never mad it to the states on any of the Big Four carriers.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Tmobile My touch

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

There's plenty of Huawei devices in the US, including phones, USB data sticks, and MiFis.

12. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

US govt doesnt want Huawei in the telecommunications business here but as far as an OEM I dont think they care

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Apart from Nokia, i'm also interested in what HTC brings. I was actually surprised by the HTC 8X. It was as good as a Nokia phone, in terms of the build. It felt awesome in hand and felt thinner than it actually is. The choice of materials was awesome, too. I hadn't had the chance to see a Samsung or a Huawei Windows device, so don't know much about them.

8. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

who wants to bet that one of the 5" devices is a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Windows phone 8 on it? :P (just like the ATIV S was largely an SIII with WP8 on it)

10. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Well, i already expected that,,,

15. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Would be nice .. Samsung would definitely benefit from it and up there game with WP. C'mon Samsung!

14. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Hopefully Nokia will release their phablet device this year! ... I wouldn't think twice about buying it.

16. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

NOKIA ! (OR HTC) listen the Q10 will be a big seller, and prove the market for a high end QWERTY phone.. you should make one sooner than later. Especially a BB Torch / DVP like design.

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

this is great news for windows phone fans I will get a Verizon Nokia 928 buy wow a Verizon nokia galaxy note sized smart phone would be smoking great

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