Leaked Nokia product codenames hint at more Windows Phones

Nokia is reportedly planning on revealing a Windows RT tablet in the coming months, but several more product codenames leaked on Wednesday likely hint at future Windows Phone devices from the Finnish smartphone developer.

The @evleaks Twitter account, which is known for releasing accurate information and photos of upcoming mobile devices, tweeted the following message about Nokia's future products, though no information was provided regarding what each of the codenames may refer to:

Despite the lack of clarification from the reputed tipster, a rumor from Tuesday indicates the product codenamed "Bandit" will be a 6-inch Windows Phone device, probably the phablet that's been rumored for so long. That smartphone will reportedly release alongside the GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8, which will provide support for 1080p screens. Additionally, @evleaks previously revealed Nokia was working on a product codenamed "Rivendale," though that was likely a typo of "Rivendell." Speculation mounted that the codename referred to an upcoming Nokia tablet.

Recent rumors indicated that tablet would be a Windows RT device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system on a chip; it will also reportedly be the first Windows RT tablet to feature USB 3.0 support. The tablet could be revealed as soon as Sept. 26 at a New York press event.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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I think they'll probably update most of their range with GDR 3 and go with names like 930 or 940.
Will be looking to upgrade to the 920 successor myself so hoping thats one of those.

Johannespreekt said,
Rumour is that the phablet alias Bandit will be named Lumia 940 something I find very odd because that would mean they will skip the 930 series...

Well they did skip the 910 series...

duk3togo said,

Well they did skip the 910 series...

Not exactly. This is because first generation Lumia were 510, 610, 710 (and 800, 900), which was beacause there already were 500, 600/603, 700/701 non-Lumia (Symbian) models, but now, obviusly they want each generation to have same numbering. After Lumia 925 and 625, it is time for 525, 725, 825 and maybe 1025.

Kristiyan Bogdanov said,

Not exactly. This is because first generation Lumia were 510, 610, 710 (and 800, 900), which was beacause there already were 500, 600/603, 700/701 non-Lumia (Symbian) models, but now, obviusly they want each generation to have same numbering. After Lumia 925 and 625, it is time for 525, 725, 825 and maybe 1025.

Do they really?? Then why did they released an 810 for T-Mobile and a 928 for Verizon. My answer was a response as to Nokia skipping 930.

Don't we already know that the codename for the tablet is "Vanquish"? Stop reporting guesses that "Rivendell/Rivendale" is the codename then! Besides "Bandit", no know knows at this stage what all the other codenames are for, unless you know something that we don't.

pikablu0530 said,
Don't we already know that the codename for the tablet is "Vanquish"? Stop reporting guesses that "Rivendell/Rivendale" is the codename then! Besides "Bandit", no know knows at this stage what all the other codenames are for, unless you know something that we don't.

Well, if we go by the numbers they could all be phones or not, the 1020 just came out so it could be too soon to bring out a updated GDR3 version of it. If you take these to be updates to the 520, 620, 720, 820, 920, and 1020 that's 6 plus the new 6" device, so 7 which matches up with how many codenames we just got. But again, with the 1020 just coming out I don't know if they'd already have a newer model for it just yet. Then again it could be a 1028/1025 respin like they did with the 920.

I guess we will see spin offs because they just introduced the 625 and I don't expect a new 6xx serie device this year. The 720 is still too expensive in price so I have no idea what they will do with it. the 8xx is up for a new device, probably a 720p device but strange thing is the 9xx upgrade will be the phablet so we lack a 1080p device with a screen size below the 5 inch which is to most common screen size. But on the other hand the phablet will be named 940 that leaves room for an upgraded 920 in the form of the 930.

Guesses.... ;-)

pikablu0530 said,
Don't we already know that the codename for the tablet is "Vanquish"? Stop reporting guesses that "Rivendell/Rivendale" is the codename then! Besides "Bandit", no know knows at this stage what all the other codenames are for, unless you know something that we don't.

We don't know any of them for certain unless Nokia spills the beans. And @evleaks didn't list the "Vanquish" codename.

I'm hoping that one of them could be a 1020 variant for T-Mobile, since unlocking an AT&T 1020 will allow you to utilize T-Mobile's LTE speed.

Any AT&T LTE phone works on T-Mobile LTE. T-Mobile uses one of the two bands that AT&T uses.

AT&T usually disables AWS 3G on their phones, even if they're capable of it though. I think it's to dissuade people from taking them to T-Mobile. Any AT&T LTE phone should be able to do AWS 3G since one of their LTE bands runs on AWS so the antennas and amplifiers are already there.

hence that I am still hoping that a 1020 variant will show up on T-Mobile. Although my mind could change if Nokia comes out with a GDR3 device with 41 MP.

subcld said,
learn something htc and samsung

Both are very happy with Android tbh so i don't think they care. The only reason they make WP devices is because of those patent licensing deals with MS.

Just got a L925, I gotta try hang fire till a seriously awesome handset comes out before I jump...

I am waiting on 5.8 inch Amoled screen, 1080p, snapdragon 800, >adreno 330, >21mp camera, >3000mah battery & all aluminium sides/back.

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