As Windows Phone 8.1 is on the horizon, the excitement for new Windows Phone 8.1 hardware is also being anticipated. With that, Nokia has scheduled an event on April 2nd at 4PM PT, which according to many should signal the companies new Windows Phone 8.1 hardware for the first time.
By announcing this event, Nokia is signaling that Windows Phone 8.1 is near, and is scheduled around the time of the Build conference from Microsoft, where Windows Phone 8.1 is scheduled to be released. The coordination between the events points to a closer tie between Nokia and Microsoft.
Possibly Two Devices To Be Announced
According to early reports, Nokia is expected to announce two different Windows Phone 8.1 devices on April 2nd. The Lumia 930 and the Lumia 630 are expected to be announced during this event, and are two different types of phones for different users. But, both will highlight the power of Windows Phone 8.1 for Microsoft and Nokia.
The Lumia 930, which has gotten the name Martini by insiders, is a version of the Nokia Lumia Icon. It’s expected to have similar specs of the Icon, and have a 20-megapixel camera. The Lumia 630 though, is a first Windows Phone that will have on-screen buttons, dual-sim support, and a 4.5-inch display, all which should excite Windows Phone fans.
Windows Phone 8.1 Is Here
As many current Windows Phone 8 users know, the anticipation of getting a new operating system from Microsoft is exciting and painful at the same time. Windows Phone 8.1 has been leaked enough over the past few weeks, with screenshots and early betas being leaked across the web for many to try.
By finally announcing hardware in combination with hardware during the Build event, Microsoft can launch a full assault on Windows Phone 8.1 for the masses, and get the press they have been wanting. A dual-sim phone will interest many world travellers, and a on-screen button format will certainly give Windows Phone users a new toy to try. Hopefully this will also increase sales of the Windows Phone format too around the world.
I can’t wait for these phones. Windows Phone 8.1 needs new phones, and Nokia is the company to build them for all Windows Phone users.