Nokia “Glee” could be future Lumia with an emphasis on audio


Another day, another unannounced Nokia model? There may not be quite that many going around, but it sure can feel like it at times. We just saw a render of what’s supposed to be the Lumia 929 a few days ago, and while that some-people-calling-it-the-1820 pic from Tuesday surely isn’t an official render, it very well may represent a real device. Today we get the briefest of hints about another possible model, going by the codename Glee.

Tipster powerhouse @evleaks came through with the rumor first, just dropping the name Nokia Glee without additional comment. Minutes later, The Verge’s Tom Warren – himself known as a highly reliable source for Windows Phone info – retweeted the name with the commentary “a low-end Lumia focused on music.”

Assuming that Tom’s speaking from insight here, and not just guessing based on the name like the rest of us, what would that mean for the phone? Would the focus be more on software and services, with an emphasis on Nokia Music, or might Glee instead be about audio hardware, maybe with stereo front-facing speakers or some high-quality D/A chip?

Nokia’s done some great stuff with low-end Windows Phone hardware before, and if it can deliver a nice music-focused phone for under $200 (off-contract), that just might be worth checking out.

Source: @evleaks, Tom Warren (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

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