Nokia is leaving no stones unturned to make its Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia range a guaranteed success. With Nokia Lumia 1000, Lumia 720 and 520 are on a brink of launch, another device hits the web. The mystery handset is in the form of a patent design, filed by Nokia, way back in late December.
The patent design resembles close to the current Lumia range; possibly hints at futuristic Lumia device. The company is lined up for multiple handsets launch at Mobile World Congress, slated to happen at Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia design patents always appeared in the past, sometimes, just before company's big announcement. Remember Nokia Lumia Phi? It was reported that the Finnish giant is prepping a Windows Phone powered device then called as Nokia Phi. Later, so-called, Nokia Lumia 920 was unveiled at New York City. So, it did not come as a shocker. According to LiveSlide, the patent filed by Nokia, signals a new WP8 running device. It is also believed that the mysterious device was flashed way back in August, in the form of concept.
The Finnish giant is totally immersed in making Windows Phone 8 powered handsets. Nokia is betting high on Microsoft's new mobile OS, which got mixed reviews from tech reviewers. According to fresh rumors, Nokia is possibly making an aluminum chassis handset. That means - the next high end offering from the company mimics iPhone 5. Will Nokia going to announce an aluminium ducked Lumia phone at MWC later this month? Nokia made phones are sturdy and bulky. A classic example is in the form of recently launched - Nokia Lumia 920. Even a light aluminium body Lumia 920 would be nice edition.
Blackberry and HTC Rival Alert
Nokia's nearest arch rival BlackBerry has finally announced - BBZ10 and BBQ10, in selected markets. Like, Apple, the Canada -based company controls its app store, OS and hardware with rigidity. BlackBerry has managed to create ripples with BBZ10 in its homeland. In 2011, Apple's iPhone 4 was the best-selling smartphone in Finland. HTC, another struggling player, is yet to create any major impact on the smartphone sales tally. The Taiwanese-based smartphone maker is set to launch M7, a device that could change its fortunes.
The biggest problem with HTC is that the manufacturer solely relies on its hardware capability. The company does not have much experience in software side. For instance, Nokia has the best mapping software while the latter company has experience in e-mail client. All three companies are now looking to attack Samsung dominated Galaxy smartphones and Apple's iPhone range.