Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Planning ‘Monarch’ For T-Mobile [REPORT]

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Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is believed to be working on one new device codenamed “Monarch,” reveals tipster @evleaks. According to the tipster, the new device would be available on T-Mobile. Not much information is known about the new device, but it is believed that it could be another version of the Lumia Icon.

Nokia may launch Monarch on April 2

The Lumia Icon handset is available exclusively to Verizon, but it is believed that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is planning to come up with an international version called the Nokia Martini or the retail name Lumia 930.

Based on the codename, it’s speculated that the device will be a high-end one. Previously, Nokia did promise to bring more Lumia on April 2. The invitation sent by the Finnish firm for the April 2 event includes the words “Join us for more.” The event invite carries the text “More and #moreLumia hashtag.” Also, more text includes a large Nokia MixRadio smiley logo.

Next week, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) will be hosting an event during Microsoft’s BUILD conference. During the conference, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to come up with Windows-related products while Nokia could also use the platform to unveil the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930. Also, there have been speculations that the Finnish firm could launch a smartwatch. Microsoft is expected to unveil the Windows Phone 8.1 update codenamed Blue.

Promo posters of Lumia 630

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) could also launch the Lumia 530, codenamed “Rock,” which would be an update to the Lumia 520 smartphone. The Lumia 630 will surely succeed the Lumia 620 smartphone, and is expected to be equipped with on-screen Menu buttons. The new device could have a 4-inch touchscreen display, and might come with a dual-SIM option.

Promo posters of the still to be launched Nokia Lumia 630 have been seen at a few retailers in China. The posters include a few specifications along with the images of the device. The device could be the first to be based on Windows Phone 8.1, and might have a dual-SIM slot and dual-standby functionality, says a report from Gsm Arena. Lumia 630 would have a 4.5″ WVGA screen, and be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset with a Ram of 1GB. It would sport a 5MP shooter with no flash.

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