Nokia codenames leak for half-dozen upcoming models


We started off this week with a rumor about a new Nokia Windows Phone handset, a six-inch phablet with a 1080p display. According to the source behind this intel, the phone’s being referred to internally at Nokia as Bandit. Of course, this is far from the only model Nokia’s working on (like those recurring rumors of a full-sized tablet), so what about some names for those other guys? Today we hear a bunch, with a new leak adding another half-dozen product codenames to join Bandit.

Beyond Bandit, Nokia is reportedly developing hardware bearing the names Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, and Siruis.

Well, to be fair they’re not all new – a Nokia Rivendale (not dell) showed up about a month ago, similarly leaked by @evleaks, with the context at the time suggesting it might be a tablet. Considering the Rivendale/Rivendell similarity, we’re inclined to believe these might be referencing the same hardware.

A couple of these names also fit with the mythological theme we got from an earlier leak, naming Eros and Mars as upcoming models, but neither return here.

But as for the rest – who knows? We’ll be looking for the first wave of native GDR3 phones in a few months, with quad-core SoCs and performance that could help win Windows Phone some more respect in the greater smartphone sphere; Nokia would be smart to populate its lineup with a number of such devices, hitting different carriers and at different price points. Not all of these codenames may necessarily pan out, but chances are we’ll see at least a few of them showing up again and again as we get closer to the fall.

Source: @evleaks 1, 2 (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!