Nokia rumored to hold press event April 19th

The latest report surrounding Nokia is that the company could hold a press event on April 19th, at which it could reveal some new Windows Phone 8.1 devices, such as the rumored Lumia 630.

This info comes from noted gadget news source "evleaks" on his Twitter page. He offers no other information on this piece of news, but if true we would assume the company could officially reveal the Lumia 630, along with another possible Windows Phone 8.1 device with the code name "Martini".

There are two things that are odd about Nokia holding such an event on April 19th. One is that date happens be on a Saturday, and it falls just before Easter Sunday this year. It would certainly be strange for a company to hold a press conference at that time.

The other thing is that Microsoft and Nokia are still scheduled to close the deal that will see Nokia's smartphone division sold to Microsoft by the end of March. If Nokia is holding a press event on April 19th, it might be for something other than a smartphone product announcement. Of course, if the closing of the Microsoft-Nokia deal has been secretly delayed, Nokia may still be planning to release one or two more devices before it closes the agreement.

In other words, while "evleaks" has proven to be a reliable source of news, take his latest tidbit with a grain of salt.

Source: evleaks on Twitter | Image via evleaks

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I haven't seen Lumia Icon's screen but the screen on the 1520 is like a color blind person seeing colors for the first time.

Could be related to HERE maps or other services.

Let's not forget that Nokia will keep working even after the acquisition of their devices division.

Not a surprise to see a event after BUILD where Windows Phone 8.1 is officially shown off. Not only Nokia but I expect other OEMs to talk about new 8.1 phones after BUILD.

Util the deal actually closes Nokia is required to continue business as usual. So announcing new products would be well possible.

Probably announcements for the next generation Lumia, I'm expecting to see a 530, 630, 635, 830 and 930. And later on a 730, 1030, 1330, 1530 and 2530.

Announcing five sets in one day? Sounds unlikely and so not Nokia. They like to milk one phone for as long as they can.

AsherGZ said,
Announcing five sets in one day? Sounds unlikely and so not Nokia. They like to milk one phone for as long as they can.

Nokia milks their phones? So what do you call Apple? A whole milk factory?

AsherGZ said,
Announcing five sets in one day? Sounds unlikely and so not Nokia. They like to milk one phone for as long as they can.

What do you call their MWC event then? They showed off the 3 Nokia X phones plus another 2 Asha phones iirc. In the past they've shown 2-3 new WP at a time but it's been a while since WP8 hit and with WP8.1 being a big update it's not hard to see them show new top and mid range devices with a few lower end ones to. I think new 630/635 as the leaks show but a new 830 and 930, maybe a new version of the 1020 to, 1030 I guess. 4 devices isn't hard for them to do.

AsherGZ said,
Announcing five sets in one day? Sounds unlikely and so not Nokia. They like to milk one phone for as long as they can.

You're joking right? If anything Nokia is releasing too much phones. So many high-end phones gave me the idea none are real 'flagships' even though any of the phones higher than 920 is good enough to take on iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4.

Personally I wish Nokia would take more of an Apple approach and milk their handsets. That way the next one will feel like its really a huge improvement. With the Lumia line there has been a lot of innovation between now and early 2012 but you hardly notice it because it came in smaller steps.

Ronnet said,

You're joking right? If anything Nokia is releasing too much phones. So many high-end phones gave me the idea none are real 'flagships' even though any of the phones higher than 920 is good enough to take on iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4.

Personally I wish Nokia would take more of an Apple approach and milk their handsets. That way the next one will feel like its really a huge improvement. With the Lumia line there has been a lot of innovation between now and early 2012 but you hardly notice it because it came in smaller steps.

I kind of agree but anyone with a 920 or a 820 etc have been waiting since WP8 came out really. It's been a year or more I think? I can't remember the exact release dates for those phones, think November 2012? So while they've released the 1020, 1320 and 1520, there hasn't really been a update to the 920 yet. Those have better specs, better cameras and better screens or bigger etc but if you have a 920 you don't feel that left out from seeing those IMO. None of the 3 have been a true successor to the phone you have yet.

So... what is the point that you start disagreeing with me?

I too pointed out that Nokia releases too many phones that offer incremental updates. I also said I feel as if there is no real 'flagship' among these updated devices.

But fact is that in terms of specs and 'innovation' these latest devices can easily measure up against the latest offerings of Samsung and Apple. While the 920 can be criticised for lacking certain specs like a 1080 resolution.