Nokia’s New Windows Smartphone ‘Martini’ In The Works [REPORT]

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Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) recently launched three new Android devices under the Nokia X line of low-cost smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. That doesn’t mean the Finnish company is done with Lumia devices. Nokia has clearly stated that it will continue to expand its Windows Phone brands Asha and Lumia at the same time. The company is close to completing the sale of its devices business to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). And the software giant would never want to ditch the Windows Phone platform.

Nokia Martini likely to be a part of Lumia lineup

Popular tech leaker @evleaks tweeted that the next smartphone from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V)’s stable will be a Windows Phone-based device code-named Martini. The device may arrive under an entirely different name. Experts say that it will be a part of the Lumia lineup. The leaker did not provide any further details about the upcoming smartphone. It’s still unclear when Martini is likely to hit the markets. There is no word on its features and specifications.

However, @evleaks stated that it will run on the upcoming Windows Phone update. It indicates that we will see Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V)’a Martini only after April. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is supposed to release the Windows Phone 8.1 update between April 2-4 at its Build Developer Conference. Around that time, we might see more details about Martini. Anyway, the direction Windows Phone is taking suggests that Martini is likely to have a quad-core processor. Since it’s from Nokia, we should expect a great camera, too.

Yet another Nokia smartphone with James Bond reference

It’s not the first time Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has code named its upcoming smartphones after James Bond franchise. We have already heard smartphones code named Goldfinger and Moneypenny. Martini seems to be yet another reference to the James Bond franchise. We will have to wait to get more details about the new smartphone. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the detailed specs of Nokia X.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) shares jumped 1.45% to $7.70 at 10:03 AM EST.

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