We haven’t heard much rumors or seen actual devices from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) since the Finnish company closed the sale of its handset division to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). But now we know the company’s entire product lineup for the current year as well as 2015. “Well placed sources” told @EVleaks that Microsoft will soon launch two mid-range Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones in the U.S.
What’s the next from Nokia?
Nokia Lumia 930 is unlikely to be launched at any other U.S. carrier except Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), where it is already selling as Lumia Icon. The mid-range Lumia 635 will reportedly hit AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS), Cricket Wireless and Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) in either June or July. The device is expected to cost $200 off-contract. It has a 4.5-inch display, Windows Phone 8.1, LTE support and a Snapdragon 400 processor.
The still-rumored entry-level Lumia 530 is expected to arrive on T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS) in the summer and on Cricket Wireless in the fourth quarter. It will come preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1. This device will compete with the low-cost Android phones. The next generation of mid to high-end Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) devices will run on Windows Phone Blue GRD1, the update that would come after Windows 8.1. Among those devices, mid-range Tesla will land on AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and the Superman for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). The high-end McLaren will be launched on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. McLaren will hit the markets “in time for the holidays.”
Nokia has an impressive lineup for 2015
Looking further ahead, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has two more handsets for AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) codenamed Dempsey and Makepeace. The company has planned phablets codenamed Talkman and Cityman for late-summer 2015 release. @EVleaks says that some of these plans may change going forward. But it’s great to see Nokia’s handset team still working hard after the management change.