Several new Microsoft Windows Phones at MWC 2015?

Several new Microsoft Windows Phones at MWC 2015?Back when I penned our Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 preview, it was suggested that Microsoft might bring along a couple of new Windows Phone handsets to Barcelona.

Fast-forward a couple of weeks and we now have no less than five model numbers to chew on, though there could be some Android lovin’ in there too. Full story below.

Credit goes to GSMDome, which shares an MWC 2015/Lumia slide thingy from some dudes called AdDuplex.

Bullet points is probably the way to go here:

  • Microsoft/Nokia RM-1031: 4in display (480 x 800). This one could be a smaller Nokia XL variant
  • Microsoft/Nokia RM-1062, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67: 5.7in display (720p). Possibly a Lumia 13XX device, the Lumia 1320 being 6in 720p
  • Microsoft/Nokia RM-1072, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77: 5in display (720p). A midrange Lumia 8XX device?
  • Microsoft/Nokia RM-1109, RM-1113: 5in display (720p). Is this the same phone as the RM-1072; perhaps a regional variant thereof?
  • Microsoft/Nokia RM-1099: A Lumia 5XX?

Again, the consensus is we shouldn’t expect a new Windows Phone flagship anytime soon. I guess it makes sense to hold off for the Windows 10 launch later this year, which leaves the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 to brawl the iPhone 6 and Android army in the meantime.

For what it’s worth, AdDuplex adds that we shouldn’t expect any new Windows Phones from HTC, Samsung or LG. It’ll be interesting to see if they get onboard with Windows 10, incidentally.

MWC 2015 gets underway on Monday, officially, though we’ve got the HTC One M9 launch and Samsung Galaxy S6 launch this Sunday, March 1.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2015 at 14:25

Seeing how the Windows 10 for phones launch isn't expected until Q3/4... what'll be the point of these? More identikit Lumia clones to get the Microsoft logo out there? Or 'new' Win 10 phones that won't launch for months and months?

Anyhoo... apparently useage figures are up in the Uk. But it's time they tidied up the appstore.
Right now: looking at "Featured Apps" on the Lumia 930 3 of the top 10 have NOT been updated since before June 2013! 13! Two cannot run on the 930, and 2 are fake apps that do nothing much at all.
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