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It turns out Monarch wasn't the Lumia 1030 some were hoping for, but rather the lowly (but affordable) 635

It's been just a couple weeks since Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced new Nokia Devices Lumia smartphones at its BUILD 2014 conference.  Loaded with Windows Phone 8.1, that lineup will be led by the Lumia 930, a device that was developed under the codename "Martini".
 
For those hoping for the Monarch -- a rumored pending arrival on Deutsche Telekom AG's (ETR:DTE) T-Mobile USA -- to be a superphone, prepare to be disappointed.  Top Windows Phone leaker @evleaks reports on Twitter:
The Lumia 630 was developed under the name "Moneypenny".  It was unclear if the dual-SIM Lumia 635 was also dubbed "Moneypenny" or was developed under an alternate codename.  Now we know, and the answer is a bit disappointing.

Nokia Lumia 630 and 635
But for Windows Phone enthusiasts, there's still hope of a high-end replacement to the aging Lumia 1020 phone, which last year set the bar for camera quality.  @evleaks also teased at a whopping eight more Nokia Devices launches:
Chances are that at least some of these are Asha smartphones or entrants into the Nokia Devices forked-Android lineup (Nokia Devices' midrange offerings).  But one can hope that one of those devices -- "Vantage", perhaps, is the rumored Lumia 1030.

Lumia 1020
A Nokia Lumia 1020 supershooter successor could be in the works for as early as July.

The Lumia 1020 was announced in July 2013 and released later that month in the U.S.  That indicates that these new Nokia phones could see a similar mid-year announcement.  That also raises hopes that the rumor that the Lumia 1020 might pack a QHD display -- even an OLED one, perhaps -- might be accurate.
 
Thanks to the recent Chinese approval, Microsoft's purchase of Nokia Devices from Finland's Nokia Oyj. (HEX:NOK1V) is nearing completion and should be fully wrapped up by the end of this month.  It should be interesting to watch what direction Microsoft takes its new smartphone unit in.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter



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Yet more Windows phones
By Nortel on 4/14/2014 3:43:15 PM , Rating: -1
It should be illegal to keep pumping out phones that go directly into landfills. Nobody wants these phones... even the third world markets.




RE: Yet more Windows phones
By dgingerich on 4/14/2014 4:08:39 PM , Rating: 2
I have a Nokia Lumia 925, and I like it a whole lot better than my older Android phones or my work iPhone. I can do many more things with the base OS rather than install a ton of apps to handle the little things the OS doesn't do. It also takes great pictures, far better than the other phones I've had. I'd just like it to be a little faster and have more storage.

So, stop your complaining about phones "nobody wants." There are people out there who do want them.


RE: Yet more Windows phones
By amanojaku on 4/14/2014 4:28:18 PM , Rating: 2
Nortel is one of an ever-changing set of commenters who posts just to troll against a company he/she hates. This list includes:

Argon18
JackBurton
Nortel
TesterGuy
Tony Swash (now tonyswash)

I'm hesitant to add some other names because I'm not sure if those guys are trolls or just stupid (see EricMartello's straw man posts in today's Tesla article http://www.dailytech.com/BMW+Concept+X5+eDrive+Use... ). My advice to you is not to waste time replying to anything they post that's inflammatory - they cannot be reasoned with.


RE: Yet more Windows phones
By momorere on 4/14/2014 6:03:28 PM , Rating: 2
He still logs in as Tony Swash sometimes. Just recently he was posting as both in the same article.


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