Microsoft has started gradually removing the ‘Nokia’ brand from websites, apps and services and now it seems that the time has come for the first Nokia-less Lumia product to be unveiled by Microsoft. And as Nokia itself has hinted on its official Conversations blog, the date is set for November 11, which is on the next Tuesday. Here’s what the official blog post reads like:
Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come back on November 11, to find out more!
While Nokia included only this teaser image in the post, without revealing too many details, we already have some leaked specs and a picture which seem to depict the same product.
Microsoft’s upcoming smartphone is said to be called RM-1090, but most likely this is an internal codename. The leaked dual-SIM handset is said to be packing a 5-inch qHD display and 3G-only radios, which means it’s a low-budget device. So this further confirms that it won’t be called Microsoft Lumia 1090, or Lumia 10xx-anything, since this is the premium line of products.
And if we compare the teaser image with the previously leaked picture, we see that it features the same orange-ish color on the back. Here are all the potential specs of the device:
- 5-inch 720p HD screen
- 5-megapixel rear camera and a sub-1-megapixel front-facing one
- 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage, with microSD support up to 64GB
- 1900mAh battery
- 145.7g weight and 140.2 x 72.5 x 9.32mm dimensions
The device is said to be available in black, white, grey, blue, orange and green. A price of somewhere around $100 is most likely, considering its specs. There’s nothing notable about this product except the fact that it will be the first Windows Phone smartphone with Microsoft written on it.