Nokia Lumia 601 Rumours Emerge


Nokia Lumia 601 RumoursWeeks after the launch of the Lumia 800, Nokia’s first Windows mobile phone, Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 710, which is expected to be on sale in early 2012.

As is often the case with new models of mobile phones and other gadgets, there’s lots of speculation that keeps the rumour-mills working overtime. This time, it’s about some pictures that purportedly depict the Nokia Lumia 601, which is expected to debut after the 710.

These pictures, available with Pocketnow, are believed to be different from the usual product images released by Nokia even to developers. That fuels suspicion that the pictures may be the handiwork of a Photoshop jock.

The suspicion is reinforced by the fact that the camera module shown in the pictures are similar to the one on the Nokia C7. Unless of course, the explanation is that Nokia is reusing parts from older, Symbian-based phones, which seems unlikely as a deliberate strategy. But in a tight economic environment, one can’t completely rule out such a strategy of reuse either.

The image indicates that the Nokia Lumia 601 has an 8 megapixel camera. That’s odd, considering that other specs seem to suggest that the 601 is not as high-end as the 710, which has a 5 megapixel camera.

If Nokia is ready to announce its Lumia 601 in the next month or two, we might get some definitive news at CES in January, which is when Nokia is expected to announce its first batch of US-bound Windows phones.

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