Rumor: Nokia to hold a press event on April 19th, new Windows Phone device inbound?
Nokia released its new line of smartphones under the Nokia X family last month at the Mobile World Congress, but as they said before, the Finns aren’t done with Windows Phone and it’s still their primary focus. The company is expected to unveil a number of Windows Phone 8.1 powered handsets, and we’ve heard about a few of them in the past, including the Lumia 630. Recently, @evleaks sent out a tweet suggesting that Nokia might schedule an event on April 19th, and we’re wildly guessing it will be all about Windows Phone devices.
There are others in the pipeline as well, and thanks to the notorious leaker @evleaks, we came across a few of them. Recently, he shared another mysterious codename “Martini,” but we don’t have any clue about it, whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet. It actually makes sense as Microsoft is expected to unveil the Windows Phone 8.1 OS at the Build Conference on April 2nd, and if the Finns are working on WP8.1 devices, they should come out soon after the Redmond-giant is done with the operating system update.
The Redmond-based company is also expected to complete the Nokia acquisition by the end of first quarter, and the event could see the launch of devices under the new Microsoft name. As of now, there’s no word from Nokia or Microsoft about any such event, but if it’s true, we should see press invites landing in the inboxes of media personnel by the end of this month or early April.
What do you think? Will we see new flagship from Nokia? May be an international version of the Nokia Lumia Icon?Further reading: Nokia, Windows Phone