Nokia's 'big' tease: Lumia 625?

Summary:"Something BIG landing here tomorrow," Nokia writes in a blog post. Well then.

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Photo illustration: Andrew Nusca

In a coquettish turn, Nokia's Ian Delaney pubished a blog post this morning about everything and nothing at the same time:

"Something BIG landing here tomorrow," reads the headline. "We can't tell you what it is yet. But we can tell you when. Tune in tomorrow at 9am UK time. See you then!"

Commenters on that post have some idea:

  • "It might be the 10.1" Nokia tablet initially designed to run Windows RT"
  • "It's the Lumia 625 orange, with 4.7 inch screen and translucent body, just like the Lumia 620 lemon"
  • "merge with Microsoft"
  • "Lumia 1020!!!"
  • "Instagram?"
  • "Its RED so first ever Lumia phablet 625 in red!"

...so much for the wisdom of the crowd.

Or not! LiveSide.net's John Hsu suspects Nokia's announcement is indeed the Lumia 625, a 4.7-inch, "low-end" Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Why? The massive-displayed device recently acquired regulatory approval in the U.S. and China.

Hsu notes that the Lumia 625 is expected to carry a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 512 megabytes of memory, a five-megapixel rear camera (VGA front), a 2000mAh battery and a 4G LTE radio. But those are only rumors.

We'll find out soon.

Topics: Mobility, Nokia, Smartphones

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