Rumor: Nokia to unveil 'Catwalk' at London May 14th event

There's some excitement surrounding Nokia's May 14th event because the company is expected to announce a new high-end Windows Phone device.The long awaited and publicly displayed Lumia 928 is expected to debut next week alongside a lower end Lumia 625 device. A rumor is suggesting that the Nokia "Catwalk" might become also public in London.

The Catwalk is a leaked device from Nokia that's an upgraded and slimmed down version of the Lumia 920. It comes with an aluminium shell and supposedly it features an improved camera module compared to the 920. WPDang, the site that started this rumor, is also claiming via unnamed sources that Catwalk will launch with GDR2, the next upgrade for Windows Phone. GDR2 is expected to bring a number of new features including "tap to wake" and support for radio in some devices.

Finally the device is supposed to be priced very competitively, cheaper than the Lumia 920 was priced at launch but WPDang also mentions that Catwalk is not Nokia's new flagship. That device will come later and it's very likely it will be the long-rumored Lumia EOS.

Source: WPDang | via: WPCentral | Image via Sina Weibo

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It's strange that they didn't go with Android. With their hardware design and experience, plus the option of customizing the OS... sounds like a pretty good combination. To only go with Windows Phone doesn't really feel like a winner...

Nope, it's strange that people keep bringing up this question while they know why Nokia didn't go Android route.

Mackster said,
It's strange that they didn't go with Android. With their hardware design and experience, plus the option of customizing the OS... sounds like a pretty good combination. To only go with Windows Phone doesn't really feel like a winner...

Mackster said,
It's strange that they didn't go with Android. With their hardware design and experience, plus the option of customizing the OS... sounds like a pretty good combination. To only go with Windows Phone doesn't really feel like a winner...

I think Nokia's movement out of the red proves that this is the right move for them.

Also, Android is not free to use, Google Apps still need to be licensed (at a comparable cost to WP) as well as extensive development costs, and then they would also have to license the various MS patents that Android uses (unlicensed) at an additional cost.

So, WP was a great decision on their part.

SK[ said,]6 Months after they release the 920 there is already a replacement?

Actually there gonna be two replacements, Catwalk and EOS apparently .....

SK[ said,]6 Months after they release the 920 there is already a replacement?

6 months or so is fine really, the 920 is limited to AT&T and the 928 is just coming to Verizon so that should stick around for a while to. I'm sure AT&T is ready for a newer device they can push again though.

SK[ said,]6 Months after they release the 920 there is already a replacement?

It does seem like a slap in the face for buyers of the 920 if this is the case.

Chasethebase said,
It does seem like a slap in the face for buyers of the 920 if this is the case.

Or maybe people just need to come to terms with the fact something new will always be around the corner.

GP007 said,

6 months or so is fine really, the 920 is limited to AT&T and the 928 is just coming to Verizon so that should stick around for a while to. I'm sure AT&T is ready for a newer device they can push again though.


The beauty of the carriers racket in the US.....

I wonder how they bothered launching the 620 at all when it clearly doesn't look and feel like an upgrade to the 520 (the 520 doesn't only have a front camera and better battery but it's also built noticeably better while the 620 instead feels like the Celeron of Windows phones). I have throughly tried an Ascend W1, an HTC 8S and a 520 and the 520 feels like the best of the bunch, not only for the 8GBs but also for the camera, construction quality and price (I paid it less than the W1).

francescob said,
I wonder how they bothered launching the 620 at all when it clearly doesn't look and feel like an upgrade to the 520 (the 520 doesn't only have a front camera and better battery but it's also built noticeably better while the 620 instead feels like the Celeron of Windows phones). I have throughly tried an Ascend W1, an HTC 8S and a 520 and the 520 feels like the best of the bunch, not only for the 8GBs but also for the camera, construction quality and price (I paid it less than the W1).

the 620 has the FFC and NFC - the 520 doesn't .. wonder how they managed that anyways due to microsoft restrictions in designs

-adrian- said,

the 620 has the FFC and NFC - the 520 doesn't .. wonder how they managed that anyways due to microsoft restrictions in designs

There are other differences as well, the 620 has a camera flash and a better display panel while the 520 has a larger display with glass coating. Considering that the 620 also costs ~60€ more it's still pretty hard to justify the 'upgrade' since it doesn't only have advantages over the 520 but lot of disadvantages as well. It's like the Nokia 5230 vs the 5800 all over again: the 5800 was supposed to be the "premium" model but beside the camera and wifi it was worse in everything else.

If it hadn't been for my contract renewal in April I would have gone for this, but then again, there's always a better phone a month or so after you've got a new one