Nokia event rumored for mid-April; possible Lumia 630, 635, Martini reveal?

At the MWC last week, Nokia certainly delivered: in addition to the Nokia X we were all expecting, we also got those X+ and XL variants. But beyond this new Android project, we’ve also been tracking rumors about a number of Windows Phone handsets, and despite some of them having been hanging around for months, they were no-shows at MWC. Considering that the Lumia 630/635 are supposed to run Windows Phone 8.1, their absence wasn’t entirely unsurprising, but we still found ourselves left with a new question: just when would this hardware go official? While it’s far from confirmed, today we get one date worth keeping in mind, with rumors about a possible event scheduled for April 19.

That date is an odd one, falling on a Saturday, but it’s also right around the time when we very well might start getting word of the first native Windows Phone 8.1 devices – not the updates, mind you, which for existing devices would still be some time away, but a launch of new models might just be plausible. Those could include the 630, the 635, and maybe even that codename Martini we just heard mentioned.

Then again, this might be nothing at all. It comes to us courtesy of @evleaks, and knowing how keyed-in he is to pre-launch renders of various handsets, we wonder if he didn’t spot this April 19 date on the render for some upcoming Lumia model. That might explain the uncertainty over not just the date itself, but whether or not there’s actually an event being planned at all.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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