For Nokia hardware developers looking to test their apps on devices they don’t own, there is Nokia Remote Device Access (RDA) that allows developers to remotely runs and test software on dedicated devices within Nokia labs. (The wonders of the internet.) And while this test system is awesome developers, it’s even more awesome for gadget aficionados such as ourselves, whom spend untold amounts of time scouring the internet for leaks on unannounced, unreleased hardware/software.
After a new Nokia Lumia 910 device was leaked over the weekend through the Nokia RDA tool, Nokia power user discovered five more new devices in the same RDA tool: Nokia 510, Nokia Belle 805, Lumia 920, Lumia 950 and Lumia 1001. And then there’s the still freshly leaked Lumia 910, too.
For us, the most interesting is the highest-end (or seemingly highest-end) device is the most important/exciting, the Lumia 1001. Whether it be a new tablet or Windows Phone 8 device, it doesn’t matter. We’re interested to see how Nokia evolves the Lumia line into the second generation seeing as how the first generation was actually very well made and received a ton of praise. There’s a lot for the second generation Lumia devices to live up to.
Moving along, IntoMobile speculates that the 910/920/950 could be Sprint/Verizon specific models (920/930) and the 950 could be a slightly tweaked GSM model, perhaps containing a QWERTY keyboard.
As for the 510 and 805, we’re almost certainly looking at lower end devices here, 510 being a replacement for the Symbian powered 500 and 805 possibly being a neutered 808 PureView (without the awesome camera). What’s the point of a PureView without the gargantuan 41-megapixel shooter? No idea.
When questioned about the bevy of leaks above by IntoMobile’s Stefan Constantinescu, phone leaker extraordinaire, Eldar Murtazin, claimed that he had already mentioned the 910/920/950 devices and that all of them would be shipping with Windows Phone 8, and one of them with a 12-megapixel camera.
Despite a continually sinking stock (down to around $2 per share), Nokia’s line looks like it has, now more than ever, a decent chance of changing things around. The first round of Lumia devices were a huge departure from the company’s multiple (recent) years of bland, unexciting Symbian based hardware. While Windows Phone itself is still an unpopular choice (all things considered) compared to Android and iOS, its success is now more important than ever to Nokia, as is Nokia’s success to Microsoft.
Stay tuned for more on Nokia’s next-gen devices as it becomes available.