Nokia Lumia 530 rumored; our next super-affordable WP model?

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Rumor has it that Nokia might be presenting its latest spread of Windows Phone handsets in just a smidge over a month from now, with a possible event in the works for April 19. We’d love to see that happen, as there are a handful of in-development models we’ve been following lately that we’d love to see go official. Candidates for what might show up have included the Lumia 630, Lumia 635, and the Lumia 930, which we recently heard is how the phone codenamed Martini might arrive. Today we add one more to the running, as we hear about what sounds like another budget-priced Lumia, the Lumia 530.

The Lumia 525 (above) is itself still quite new, but if this 530 rumor is correct, Nokia could already be looking to deliver an upgrade. Well… maybe an upgrade. We could see Nokia going one of two ways here, either trying to deliver a slightly improved version of the 525 in order to keep competitive specs-wise with other budget-priced models, or maybe Nokia could go the other direction, taking advantage of the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1 to remove things like the 525’s capacitive buttons and camera shutter button, in an effort to shave a few dollars off the price.

Right now, though, that’s all conjecture. All we’ve really heard about the device is its name, along with the note that its codename was “Rock.” Perhaps Nokia’s finally done with all those James Bond codenames?

Source: @evleaks (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 bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!