Microsoft teases its first non-Nokia Lumia device to arrive on 11 Nov
Having only announced that it is ditching the Nokia brand a few weeks ago, Microsoft has released a teaser image with some details about its first non-Nokia branded Lumia smartphone, with a launch date planned for 11 November, reports TheNextWeb.
The handset was revealed in a post on the Nokia Conversations blog, teasing the unveiling by giving viewers a peek at a corner of the new orange curved Lumia device, with the tagline of “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone.”
The smartphone launch will mark the first time Microsoft drops the Nokia name on its smartphones. Sticking with the familiar Nokia design, the Microsoft logo will be located beneath the earpiece on the front and in a vertical stripe running down the back. Although many are hoping for the company to reveal a new flagship phone, several sources are saying that Microsoft will be launching an affordable Lumia handset next week, aimed at the mass market in an effort to spread the Windows Phone operating system as widely as possible.
Details on the features of the device are still unconfirmed, but a submission to Chinese regulators suggests that it will be a mid-range handset sporting a 5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and 3G-only connectivity.
We will update you with more information when the new Lumia is unveiled next week.