Word on the street has it that Nokia could be releasing a high-end Windows Phone 8 handset for Verizon, and according to the folks at The Verge, the Nokia handset has been given the code name Laser and it is supposedly a variant of the Lumia 920. According to their sources, this handset is expected to debut alongside another Nokia handset code named “Catwalk” which is the metal-bodied Lumia 920, a handset which has been rumored for quite a while now. We’re not sure what sort of differences we can expect for Laser or Catwalk, but Microsoft is said to be pretty invested in the device and apparently will be spending quite a bit of money on marketing the device. Then again it’s a win-win situation for Microsoft, Nokia and Verizon if Windows Phone were to take off, so we guess we’re not surprised at Microsoft’s supposed investment in helping the handset launch to a great start. No word on when we will be seeing the device, but with MWC taking place next month, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Laser and/or Catwalk will be announced then.
Alleged Nokia C1 Render Seen
Now here is an interesting leaked render of what is allegedly known as the Nokia C1, which is supposed to be the next smartphone which will feature the Nokia logo – never mind the fact that the Finnish company had already sold its smartphone business to Microsoft some time back. Well, the most interesting aspect about this leaked render would be the fact that it sports an Android operating system on the foreground, while another model hiding behind it looks as though it runs on Windows 10 Mobile.
Does this mean that we will have to face not one, but two variants of the same device? Only time will be able to tell, but for the moment, it will be an agonizing wait until 2016 as that is when the alleged Nokia C1 smartphone will launch then.
Windows 10 Mobile On Your Older Lumia Handset, Sir/Maam?
So, you happen to be rocking to one of the older Lumia handsets from Nokia, and would love to check out what all the hoo-haa is about concerning Windows 10 Mobile. If you happen to live in Poland, then here is a spot of good news for you to kick start your week – the Windows 10 Mobile update will be heading to the likes of the Lumia 630, 635, 640, 735, and 830 this coming December 14, whereas those who happen to be making use of the Lumia 520, 532, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925, 930, 1020, and 1320, will have to wait until February 1st next year.
Again, bear in mind that the Windows 10 Mobile update will only affect those smartphones which were purchased from Orange in Poland, so if you happen to own any of the above mentioned devices but from different people, then you would have to give the updates a miss.
Android 5.0 Lollipop On A Nokia 1100?
A quick look at the calendar shows that we are still in March – early March, in fact, and April is still some ways of. Still, this has not stopped the fact that an alleged leak of a Nokia 1100 has been benchmarked, and in that particular benchmark, it revealed that the Nokia 1100 would sport Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system version of choice – how cool would that be if it were to be true?
Other hardware specifications in the alleged leaked benchmark sheet point to a quad-core MT6582 processor which has been clocked at 1.3GHz, a 720p resolution display, and most probably 512MB RAM. We would take this bit of information with more than just a pinch of salt – perhaps and entire tablespoonful.