Launch names offered for Nokia Lumia “Moneypenny” hardware


Last month we saw the leak of a number of codenames for upcoming Nokia hardware. In the weeks that have followed we’ve learned some more about a few of these models, including the one called Moneypenny. That included the theory that the phone could be among the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices from Nokia, as well as the idea that this might be a 4.5-inch device, available in both single and dual-SIM configurations. Today we hear how the phone(s) might actually launch, with the claim that Moneypenny will arrive as the Lumia 630 and 635.

That’s interesting, especially considering all that talk going around that the Lumia 929 might just keep its Icon codename rather than adopting a number-based name with it finally goes up for sale. At least, the pending finalization of Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition threatens to shake-up existing the existing Lumia naming strategy, but this 630/635 jive sure seems like business as usual. For now, at least, we’re just happy to see Moneypenny’s story progressing.

Beyond this Lumia news, we also hear that another of those codenames from last month, the Nokia Spinel, will likely arrive as the Asha 230.

Source: @evleaks 1,2 (Twitter)
Via: phoneArena

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