Microsoft will reveal its first Lumia smartphone on November 11, according to a short post made on the official Nokia Conversations blog. The phone is almost certainly going to have the Microsoft name emblazoned over it, rather than the Nokia branding with which we’ve been more familiar.
The post gives nothing away about the phone in question. It asks if we “want to see #morelumia,” and tells us to come back next week to find out more. A teaser on the company’s Facebook page includes the line “Big on experiences,” suggesting whatever will be announced could have a large display, or another camera with a high megapixel count.
Since Microsoft took over Nokia’s Devices division, we’ve been waiting for a new 41-megapixel PureView camera equipped Lumia phone to replace the aging Lumia 1020. While there is a chance this is what Microsoft has in store for us on November 11, we can’t help but think it would be pushing the event harder if it does.
The confirmation of an incoming Microsoft Lumia phone comes soon after the re-branding of Nokia’s social media presence began in earnest. While the Facebook page is still under Nokia’s name, its Twitter account has been altered to @Lumia, complete with a Microsoft Lumia profile image. At the end of October, Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Lumia name, along with a picture of a Lumia phone with Microsoft’s name where Nokia’s once was… see more