Microsoft will be unveiling the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone on November 11, 2014. Nokia however made no real news of it, with just a line or two on announcing the arrival of ‘a’ device this November.
It wasn’t too long ago when rumors about Microsoft looking to drop the Nokia brand were flying around, which eventually saw the light of day a while back. The software giant was speculated to adopt the Microsoft Lumia or simply Lumia as a brand for all its Windows Phone devices, and that turned out to be real as well.
Microsoft had earlier teased interested consumers and tech followers alike about the arrival of a new Microsoft Lumia device which showcased the use of the branding on the device, and while it stopped there, nothing else has changed except for Microsoft announcing November 11 as the date when it will finally unveil the mystery Windows Phone device.
Nokia Conversations reads: “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come back on November 11, to find out more! #MoreLumia”.
While we cannot speculate on the actual launch date of the device, it is likely that Microsoft will be announcing it this Tuesday, but it’s Microsoft and you can never be entirely sure what the software giant is planning on.
If the two teaser photos of the Microsoft Lumia are anything to go by, we can expect an Orange and Neon Green choice of colors for the device. Maybe, there will be a black in there as well.
No word on the specs either, as we mentioned the very brief word from Nokia, but earlier, Tenaa – a Chinese website had allegedly leaked specs for a low-end Windows Phone smartphone called the RM-1090. The device is said to sport a 5-inch HD panel, powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 CPU, and coupled with 1GB of RAM and a decent 1,900mAh battery. The rear-facing camera will be a mere 5MP unit, with VGA resolution for the front-facing camera. Tenaa has put the color options as black, white, grey, blue, and the leaked orange and green.
For a device that is supposed to be the flagship rebranding of existing Windows Phone devices in some sense, will these weak specs help Microsoft’s cause? Perhaps Microsoft intends on pitching the device as a low cost smartphone to reach out to a larger consumer base to spread the word, something which a high-end model could not achieve in a shorter period.