Nokia Sends Out Invitations to May 14 Lumia Windows Phone Event
Nokia is expected to unveil the next Lumia smartphone at a media event set for May 14 in London. The event is the company’s response to Apple’s iPhone 5. The Finnish handset maker sent out invitations to its event on Thursday according to the folks at TechnoBuffalo
. Members of the press have been invited to “see what’s next,” in the “Nokia Lumia story,” which the invitations having fueled speculation that the company is likely to unveil its Lumia 928 and Lumia EOS premium smartphones.
As some of you may know, Nokia’s unannounced Lumia EOS and Lumia 928 have been poorly kept secrets. Recent reports have pegged the still-rumored Lumia 928 for launch on Verizon next month, while details of the Lumia EOS haven’t been as concrete. The Lumia 928 is said to have a metal body with a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, and wireless charging capabilities. The Lumia EOS is said to be a PureView Windows Phone with a stunning 41-megapixel camera.
Nokia took the wraps off its current flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, shortly before Apple unveiled the iPhone 5. The company has since announced several low-end Lumia devices intended for emerging markets, but has not announced a new premium Windows Phone that serves as a response to the iPhone 5. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was questioned about rumors of the Lumia 928 in an interview last month but declined to give any details. While Elop participated to promote Nokia’s new entry-level Lumia handsets, the TV segment instead gained attention because the CEO threw the interviewer’s iPhone on the floor.
Are any of you excited to see what Nokia has in store to compete with the iPhone?