Nokia’s Lumia plans through next year detailed in latest rumor


We regularly find ourselves faced with a long list of new Nokia smartphone codenames. Some of those end up developing into the Lumia handsets we ultimately see released, and some of them we never end up hearing again. Today, @evleaks shares some of what he’s learned about Nokia’s potential plans all the way out into 2015, brings back a few familiar codenames, and introduces us to some all-new ones.

He starts us off with some updates on properly numbered Lumia models, like talking about how the Lumia 635 is still on-track for a US release in July (if not sooner), although Sprint’s version might drag behind. We also get an update on the rumored 530, with word that it could hit T-Mobile “in the middle of the summer,” which would put its release in early August.

Past that, we see the return of a couple codenames first leaked back in April: Tesla and Superman. The former would be for AT&T and the latter for Verizon, and both might launch as mid-rangers running WP8.1 GDR1 sometime in Q3.

Then there’s McLaren, a higher-end flagship model with cross-carrier support and a release date in time for the holiday season.

Further out, getting into 2015, Makepeace and Dempsey could both be Nokia models for AT&T, although little is known about either. Finally, we’re told that a phablet called Cityman and a high-end phone codenamed Talkman could launch around September or October of next year. That’s not much to go on for now, but considering how far off were talking about here, we have plenty of time to pick up the details on these models – assuming that Nokia’s plans don’t change altogether.

Source: @evleaks

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