Microsoft @ MWC 2015: a low-end affair, no new Lumia flagship till September?

Microsoft @ MWC 2015: a low-end affair, no new Lumia flagship till September?If you were hoping for a high-end, flagship-level Lumia Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in February, well, don’t get your hopes up.

We’re hearing that Microsoft’s MWC presence will be decidedly modest, with as long as nine months to wait for its next big Lumia.

That’s the story over on Geek On Gadgets, which gives credit to anonymous “sources”. According to those sources, there’s no chance of high-end Lumia Windows Phone goodness at MWC at all. None.

Instead, Microsoft will unveil – potentially – a successor to the midrange Nokia Lumia 625. Of course, it’ll be a Microsoft Lumia 6XX (RIP Nokia).

Further down the spec ladder, there’s a rumoured low-end Microsoft Lumia, possibly the Lumia 330 or 430. It’s thought to have a 4in 480p display, and 3G connectivity (i.e. no 4G).

As for the next Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone flagship, the rumoured McLaren with its unorthodox glass camera bump (smashy smashy) has supposedly been cancelled on account of issues with 3D touch technology.

Ultimately, that means it’s down to the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 to fend off the likes of the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5/S6, LG G3/G4, HTC One M8/M9, Sony Xperia Z3/Z4…

To be fair, Windows Phone has typically found more success at the low-end. The Nokia Lumia 530, for example, is available through Carphone Warehouse PAYG upgrades for £19.95.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 16, 2014 at 15:20

What to do... what to do....
They have enough low-end and lower midrange Lumias. Enough. Really.
It's almost Galaxian, really. They'll stop supporting the Lumia 1020 with updates in 2015 afaik...
So update the thing already! The 1520 is too big. And the 930 misses a few things such as Glance support. Plus: it's on the bulky side as well.
An opportunity would be to preempt the more and more likely iPhone 6c - a 4in 5S with iPhone 6 (kinda) specs. Currently, amongst the thousands of smartphones only 2 handsets stan out if you want a phone that can be comfortably used with one hand: the iPhone 5S and the Xperia Z3 Compact. 2! The Lumia 1020 had a good size, also.

But, of course - it's MS. So logic will hardly prevail. :p
And get HTC to launch the M8 for Windows world wide. Subsidise it. Make it competitive. The thing has a faster camera and it doesn't look like a slightly modified N9. It may add some new WP customers. And stop pretending you can make it in the US. You won't. Nokia couldn't when they still ruled the phone world. Focus on more civilised and cultured regions ;) :p

SpeedyG  Dec. 17, 2014 at 03:07

I guess the Redwood fellas have accepted 3rd place. Android and IOS are just 'too' much.

They need a Steve Jobs style shake up of the 00's really...


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