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Nokia will unveil a 'cheap' Windows Phone 8 range at MWC

Along with a high-end Pureview device
Fri Feb 22 2013, 13:24
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FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia will launch a lineup of budget Windows Phone handsets at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, Reuters reports.

Citing unnamed company sources, Reuters claims that Nokia will launch multiple affordable handsets at the Barcelona mobile technology show to complete with Huawei and ZTE in the budget smartphone market.

There are no details available yet on the so far unannounced phones, but we're assuming that they will offer specifications similar to the Nokia Lumia 620, which scored an impressive nine out of 10 in our review.

That's not all we can expect Nokia to unveil at MWC either. The firm is also tipped to launch its first proper Pureview Windows Phone 8 device at next week's show.

If speculation is to be believed, this mysterious device will feature a camera sensor similar to the 41MP camera found on the Symbian powered 808 Pureview, complete with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash.

Nokia's first full-fledged Pureview Windows Phone is also expected to feature a top-end aluminum casing with "squared off edges", a departure from Nokia's present Windows Phone 8 range.

There's also talk that Nokia will launch a Windows 8 tablet at MWC, although the firm has consistently denied these rumours.

Nokia told The INQUIRER it was unable to comment on rumour or speculation, but we'll be at MWC next week to bring you all the latest. µ


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