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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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By Reclaimer77 on 4/14/2014 8:12:03 PM , Rating: 1
And good grief, I never met such a whiner. You whine every day about my posts. Do you know how obnoxious that is? Grow a pair for fuks sake, please!

Do you see my post count? Yeah, it's kinda high. Pretty sure I'm not going to change just because you whine about me on a daily goddamn basis.

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By atechfan on 4/15/2014 1:50:34 PM , Rating: 2
I can hardly believe that you are 37,like you stated in another post. You argue like a teenager. That last post was like a kid sticking his fingers in his ears and screaming "I can't hear you!"


By Reclaimer77 on 4/15/2014 5:48:57 PM , Rating: 2
Says the guy who does nothing but reply to my every post with whinefests...


By atechfan on 4/16/2014 9:13:33 AM , Rating: 2
Ironic that you call me a whiner, yet also accuse me of following you around to pick on you.

Stating that you are wrong is not whining. But your persecution complex definitely is.


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