Should Nokia launch a new flagship Lumia smartphone this soon?

Nokia is having a press event next Tuesday May 14th to unveiled “what’s next” in the Lumia story. It has now been all but confirmed that the Finnish company is going to announce what looks like a new flagship Lumia product thanks to Vodafone UK who just posted on its blog the following:

There’s something big, bold and beautiful coming just around the corner. Nokia has invited the tech press to a gathering in London on May 14th to ‘see what’s next’ from Lumia, acting as the stage for the unveiling of a brand new Lumia product. The Vodafone team will be there in attendance, which can only mean one thing… Yep, that’s right: we’re proud to be able to say that (even though our lips are firmly sealed ahead of the launch) Vodafone UK will be stocking the next chapter in the Lumia story.

Now unless Nokia decides to surprise us all and announce a Lumia branded Windows 8 / RT tablet there’s a relatively big chance that the product in question is going to be a smartphone. Most probably the recently leaked Nokia Catwalk aluminum device which frankly doesn’t really look that nice in the early pictures we saw. My main beef though, is that I’m really questioning if Nokia should release a new flagship Windows Phone 8 handset this soon when there’s frankly no real need to do so especially if the device packs nearly the same hardware specifications as the Nokia Lumia 920 or even the soon to be released Nokia Lumia 928.

Nokia has rightfully released a full range of Windows Phone 8 handsets at every price point to saturate the market but a new high-end phone which will compete directly with the Nokia Lumia 920 (a handset that is still selling well and could be selling even better if Microsoft/Nokia has better always) doesn’t really sound like a good business decision to my ears and more like a buzz generating event aimed at putting Nokia’s and Microsoft’s names back in the news just before Google I/O.

via: Vodafone UK


  • BEN

    Big, Bold. I think it’s EOS aka 808 Pureview like WP8 device. If this is so, then by all means they should release it asap