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If this rumor bears out, it will underscore how aggressively Nokia is working to reclaim its past glory and profits. Here’s the skinny: six new phones. Yes, six. Of course, they are not all Windows Phones, but two are, and one is even tipped to be a Symbian handset.
PocketNow, who broke this story, describes the potential release in the following way: “The six devices are supposedly split evenly among smartphones — two Windows Phones and a Symbian — and three S60 S40 featurephones.”
The Windows Phone handsets will garner the most attention, assuming that this rumor comes true. The two Windows Phone devices should include a ‘global’ version of the Lumia 900, allowing it to find international adoption, and not just use in the United States. Also, a low-tier handset called the Lumia 610 may be unveiled.
For Nokia, having those two devices would be a very important change in its handset lineup. A global Lumia 900 would grant the firm the ability to sell its halo device around the world, meaning that it can chase the top dollar in every locale. The Lumia 610 would allow Nokia to sell phones to the lowest segments of the market as well. This would give Windows phone itself massive new latitude, and Nokia a chance to grow its aggregate market share.
Nokia, it seems, wants to attack every mobile pricepoint. It’s audacious, but it just might work.
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