Nokia teases 'something BIG' to launch tomorrow morning

Nokia teases 'something BIG' to launch tomorrow morningWell colour us confused. Nokia's official Conversations mouthpiece has published a brief teaser promising something “BIG” will be announced tomorrow morning at 9am UK time.

And to illustrate the short piece, it's chosen the oddly coloured Nokia logo and background you see pictured here. Could it be related to the “Amber” update? An Orange exclusive? Something else entirely?

The Amber update is set to bring a bunch of new Nokia features to the Lumia 520, 620, 720 and 920, including the Smart Camera app debuted by the Lumia 925.

That's the easiest conclusion to reach given the Nokia logo's colouring, except for one point: this is actually a photo of the Nokia logo on an orange-coloured device (or background), not simply a logo rendered in orange.

So could it be a new Nokia launching in an exclusive colour? It's possible, though given the size of the logo against the background, we're talking something pretty large.

Possibly UK launch details of the Lumia 1020? Maybe. A Nokia tablet? Well, it'll always be somewhere on the list of possibilities until one actually launches.

For what it's worth, my money's on “something else entirely” at this point. It's probably not something mega-high profile either, considering the late notice and barely-there teaser to publicise it.

We'll know more in the morning.

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AhmadCentral  Jul. 22, 2013 at 18:27

Symbian is coming back?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 22, 2013 at 20:26


shauneco  Jul. 22, 2013 at 20:37

You forgot the 820 or is it excluded from the Amber update?.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 22, 2013 at 21:24

For what it's worth, my money's on “something else entirely” at this point. It's probably not something mega-high profile either, considering the late notice and barely-there teaser to publicise it.
Yeah, well... nobody was expecting the 808 at THAT MWC

satchef1  Jul. 22, 2013 at 22:15

Nokia Tablet or Phablet. Knowing Nokia, 'something BIG' is probably a literal reference, and that image could plausibly be the rear of a new device.

More likely to be the 625 though :(

EDIT: Yup, the 625:

AhmadCentral  Jul. 22, 2013 at 22:33

I don;t understand what Nokia are doing. I mean all the numbers are meaningless. There is no pattern or way of telling which one is better.

satchef1  Jul. 23, 2013 at 00:39

There is. There's just a lot of handsets with minimal differentiation. Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. The 625 is basically a large-screened 620. Over the 520 it has a better quality display, marginally better camera, a front-facing camera and NFC (plus the bump in processor). Against the 720, it lacks the 6.1MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 1.3MP FFC, Gorilla Glass and Dolby Headphone.

Their modelling system is pretty plain 1###>9##>8##>7##>6##. The higher the second number, the newer the device. In this instance, the 625 doesn't make the 620 obsolete - the handsets are the same aside from the larger screen and processor bump - but it is a newer, higher spec'd device in the same series.

No doubt we'll see a large screened 725 and 825 shortly.

mightyforest  Jul. 23, 2013 at 08:12

GDR3 needs to hurry up

tapi  Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:50

yup as satchef says, as I understand it
1st number=featureset/quality (higher=better)
2nd number = version number (higher = newer)
3rd number = physical size/screen (higher=bigger)

It makes a lot of sense (to me) as you're not tied to a single model or needing to go for a more premium phone just because you want a bigger screen. So they're able to sell a phone to someone who would otherwise look elsewhere because the phone your offering is too big but has the features or is the right size but doesn't offer the features.

In an ideal world phoneshop staff should be running through a checklist of 'do you want it to do this, do you want a bigger smaller phone, ok - this is the one'

AhmadCentral  Jul. 23, 2013 at 13:06

oh... that makes sense i guess. Maybe it was just me who was confused haha. Although it's much better than Sony or HTC's naming system.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 23, 2013 at 13:32

Yes, it was you. It always is :p

Funny how this 625 is BIG, when now Mini versions of Android slabs are 4.3 to 4.5 inchers hahaha thanks for the reality check, Nokia


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