More Nokia device codenames leaked, hinting at future Microsoft hardware?

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After leaking codenames of a bevy of Windows Phone devices alleged to be under development at Nokia earlier this year, notorious leakster @evleaks is back at it with a new set of codenames that could be teasing upcoming handsets from Microsoft. Unfortunately, that's all we know for now.

The codenames revealed today are Vela, Athena and Libra. As noted above, there is no further information to suggest what these devices might be, and at this stage we don't even know whether they're smartphones or tablets. Other notable codenames that were previously leaked include McLaren, Moonraker, Tesla, Onyx and Goldfinger.

What we do know is that Microsoft has an aggressive roadmap this year with regards to Windows Phone devices, so it is likely that we'll see new device launches in the near future.

What are your thoughts on the codenames? What kind of products are you looking forward to?

Source: evleaks.at



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Zuka_WPC says:

Why wait? additional codenames leaked!
The Lumia Sextape: built in tripod and dual 41MP front facing cameras.
The Lumia Kegger: Built in bottle opener and corkscrew.
The Lumia Cinnamon: Built in knife and pepperspray for tricky robbery situations.
The Lumia Quickdraw: Dual SIM and .22 caliber support for use in home defense.

teaMJPx says:

I'll take that QuickDraw... Is it available in 9mm? I know it makes the device thicker but I'm willing to overlook that. jejeje

bkydcmpr says:

that's the Lumia Glock

Robert Jover says:

Tried to laugh but, meh.

Zuka_WPC says:

At any rate, it could brighten up someone's shitty Wednesday morning. If so, then still a win!

goldenpipes says:

Wednesday is the best! If your a camel.

aitt says:


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Schikitar says:

@goldenpies, ha, nice one, I see what you did there! ;)

The Quickdraw had me smiling.

LOL!! You nailed it!

ahmadsamhann says:

hard work there my friend.

Chris Yahya says:

Lol 41 mp res front cam

Cecewp8 says:

Bottle opener, we need this feature

Uppgrayedd says:

Its coming in the Ruby firmware update

Learn to spell too.

ajaxas says:

Second time I see that. Why the F do they write them in Russian? :/

Zuka_WPC says:

Because Russians know how to fucking party, it seems. They also have cooler looking letters...can you really blame them?

Peg Leg says:

Its Cyrillic and maybe, just a a minor possibility he/she forgot to shift languages on their Keyboard without realizing it because it might be a royal pain flipping between two languages /translating in your head and so on. I could only wish to be bi or multilingual.

He didn't, he tryed writing "first" in Russian and managed to misspell it. It should be spelled "первый" pervii if you spell it with English letters

adrian1338 says:

well if you are bi or multilingual - dont take russian :P

Sadly its my native language, but yeah Russian is a useless language, unless you are one of these westerners who like Russian women. Russian tip of the day, when a Russian men don't date them there is something wrong.

rahul.sharma says:

Wrong in Russian men, right? We all know that, so we good.

Well yes and no. Personally I don't want to to have a wife who is demanding and controlling. Plus don't forget they are all nice and pretty when they are in their 20s once they hit 30 they become fat hideous thing. Sad but that's just how it is. I work in the US and can't say American girls are any better. But hey its preference, that's why I rather blow my money on my cars and gadgets.

saidas says:

I agree. After 30, women and cars & gadgets have the same depreciation rate. :)


Zuka_WPC says:

You wish you were bi? xD

alejoseed says:

Almost the people knows that is Russian, o you perfectly can translate it... I saw a lot of people that don't understand the English so they have to translate it, can we just translate that and let him be ...

I think we have we are just spamming his inbox for fun at this point.

Zuka_WPC says:

He was -rushin'- and forgot to change keyboards. An honest mistake.

taymur says:

When is the neerest Microsoft event?

Zuka_WPC says:

The neerest event would be heer in a yeer.

taymur says:

Go awaaaaa......::closeeyes:: ::closeeers::....... LA LA LA LAALALALAA.




..... I see deed people. :l

Zuka_WPC says:

....That escalated quickly.

Zuka_WPC says:

Did this guy just make a meem? I think he did, even if he didn't meen to.

Kanishk96 says:

The guy ees getting deeelusion...

Are you seerious?

KickAssLumia says:

bahaha....akhmed the dead terrorist!

wow, i though i mistakenly went to 9gag instead of wpcentral.

When will official windows phone 8.1 available in India.

NHUK says:

Or anywhere else...

TechFreak1 says:

The official rollout has not even began yet, best keep this bookmarked - http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/ .

Zuka_WPC says:

What is Cyan even bringing to the table for 8.1 DP users? I haven't really seen a list anywhere. From what I understand its the same, just a formalized release for consumers.

Peg Leg says:

Crap we need for that velvety smooth, non android lagging goodness, baked right in.

Arka1412 says:

It should have Windows logo on the back...will look cool and classy

greenspot says:

Yep, to be excat at the bottom part

2tomtom says:

Agree, the logo is very cool. Keep it simple and subtle to add style and class ❤

12Danny123 says:

NO! it should have the Microsoft four tile logo at the back instead

Arka1412 says:

Dude windows logo is Microsoft logo only I meant the four tile logo only..

Deaconclgi says:

It's not four tiles, it's an actual window.

And MAke it tranparent so you could see all the chips and processors LOL

x I'm tc says:

Wow. That's actually a balls idea. Actual, transparent (could be tinted) window.

batkingnz says:

Lol so calling something balls now actually means it's legit?

And Double Glaze it to reduce Energy Loss :P

wtrmlnjuc says:

Or illuminated.

Kanishk96 says:

Yup! Kinda like the micromax logo.. Keep the nokia branding too but put a windows logo along with it!!

Zuka_WPC says:

They should plaster it on the front screen in solid opaque white, taking up the entirety of it!
On a serious note though, how sweet would it be if the flash bulb was shaped like the windows logo?

Kanishk96 says:

Yaa that wud b great too.. In the place of the current nokia branding on the front beside the speaker grill.

Peg Leg says:

Now the speaker grill is a good place.

Peg Leg says:

Shadow, nice idea though

SB5 says:

Maybe it should say "Lumia" like they say "Surface" on the back of the new Surfaces.

mpt15 says:

I hope something in the mid range- like lumia 730, 830- release within 2 months.

ebin5 says:

This. Been waiting for ages for the successor to 720.

mpt15 says:

I need to replace my L800. The 930 is too expensive, and the 630 is not great.

Juraj Padych says:

So, I think that the 920 is the answer!

GilbertPena says:

Just what I thought :)

Bloobed says:

A 730 would be great, but they kind of already have that in 925.

adrian1338 says:

Give ma something a little smaller than the 1520 with a Snapdragon 805 and I am first in queue. And also dont forget the sell it after the announcement unlike recent models

keifwoki says:

What he said! ^

IceDree says:

Make that 810 ;)

THE_Lawnboy says:

I'll be in line right behind you.

samicp says:

Still waiting for Lumia 930 green in Denmark

DON_VEGA says:

Speed n high grafix. Probably Mclaren or Tesla.

keifwoki says:

Waiting for a hamburger with the lot, that also comes with new age head turning hardware that nobody has ever heard of! Then I want it on the front page of newspapers and in the news headlines... Being so advanced, Microsoft wont even need to pay them for the advertising!!

Aniket Bhat says:

Libra, that's a zodiac sign right? It is symbolized by a weighing scale. So im guess this phone would be ultra light?

IceDree says:

You are weighting too much into this ;)

Zuka_WPC says:

Lighten up, guys.

SammyD_L625 says:

Saw what you did there. Lol. :)

THE_Lawnboy says:

We really need more balanced commentary on this sub thread.

naveen_npk says:

Waiting for the new devices! Hope they release It soon!

MacDaMachine says:

Is October soon for enough for you?

KMF79 says:

All I care about is the number eight (fav. number btw). You said eight different code names. There's got to be some gems in that lot. Can I get a hell yeah?

ebin5 says:

Also 530 codenamed rock.

12Danny123 says:

i always laugh at that funny codename XD

IceDree says:

Looking forward to McLaren & what HTC got cooking! Yet at the same time I want to hold of, get something with the SnapDragon 810 & see what Microsoft got for us at /Build/ '15 especially if the rumors about WP9' is true ... My HTC 8X still live & kicking & still as a quick as the day I bought it ...

lum5 says:

1st please start 8.1 rollout then go to devices :angry:

Cruzer1 says:

Want 1020 successor, with lens cover, and no lag when taking shots!

Zuka_WPC says:

This. Please.

12Danny123 says:

the flagsip going to the 3 big carriers is the McLaren but is rumoured to be also the next gen 1020

DJCBS says:

Don't count on that. The new 41mp phone is not going to be McLaren. That one is the one with the 3D gimmicks.

Kanishk96 says:

I suppose the over with the "gimmicks" is the goldfinger..

wpgeek820 says:

And without that hideous hump.

2tomtom says:

Now, do I get a 930 or wait?

Cube189 says:

Give me Lumia 920 with updated processor, camera, maybe even 1080p and hardware buttons (preferably like those in 1520) - instant buy for me! (I hate their new Icon-like design language)

DJCBS says:

Uh... That'd be the 930.

shaan sarode says:

930's design is unappealing to me. I have the money just not for that block. 5' 1080p, SD card alot, and 2 GB ram with qi would be good successor to 920. Coming in a range of colors of course

mrdoubleb says:

My thoughts? Talk, talk, talk mixed im with paper launches. Meanwhile in the land of reality we have a delayed 930, a 15-20 month old midrange line up and, oh yes, MS android phones with immediate availability.

DennisvdG says:

This! The ridiculousness is too damn high!!

Zuka_WPC says:

I can hear the kids' stomach rumbling because it's too damn high

mike_msfan says:

+1000 to mrdoubleb.... well said... all talk and no show for lumias and that godforesaken X into the next version and immediately available... There is enough android there... what we need are Lumias to trump those androids... Microsoft/Lumia is sabotaging itself...

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wpguy says:

The only way immediate availability for the X phones is a good thing is if Microsoft has finally figured it out and all future WP phones will now have immediate availability upon announcement.

rajurj says:

The codenames are not catchy please choose better name's.

They are codenames for internal use... Besides that they're quite catchy actually. Lumia Athena would sound pretty cool :)

StefEBear says:

I'm wanting to get the 1020 replacement - when it comes with a 5" screen please.


killer rin says:

Athena sounds promising

Dazzi says:

Sounds like a frigging name for a Domanitrix -- Mistress Athena ;-)

Zuka_WPC says:

...well then. Now I need an app for that.

Dazzi says:

Ha ha ha, you're too funny mate -- keep up the good work. I think WPCentral needs more people like you to brighten up my day ;-)

Ankmeyester says:

I need a 720 successor to be announced soon.
So it will roll out by September/October as per the customary delay. Then will wait for prices to slightly shave off and buy it by Jan 2015.

DJCBS says:

You know what would be a reliable leak? One that said Microsoft Mobile instead of Nokia.

Unless of course this refers to actual Nokia phones for 2016 which I doubt as it's still too soon for that to leak.

At this moment I think evleaks is just throwing stuff at the wall to see if it sticks. Anything to get someone to pay him for a sponsored tweet.
Wanna see a leak?

Microsoft Mobile codenames: Flora, Fauna and Aurora.

Now pay me 500 bucks for a tweet.

Deaconclgi says:

Don't forget Fiona, it comes in the new Swamp Green color!

Peg Leg says:

I thought that bit with Nokia was odd too, should have said MS, hmmm..

lippidp says:

Still would love a real keyboard...

Richard_Indy says:

Pick up a used BB ;-)

TechFreak1 says:

Why a BB? MS really needs to address the physical keyboard market. Personally would like a phone with a physical keyboard similar to the touch pro 2 my self.

AV2RY says:

Goldfinger - I think this one will never come out. This name been in rumors for maybe year already

Vishnu Hs says:

Notorious leakster!!! Lol

Aldenone says:

1020 successor, at least 5.something inch screen AND 10x photo zoom, DEFINITELY micro SD slot, plus USB OTG, DNLA AND MIRACAST. All the other new innovations.

Juraj Padych says:

Microsoft promissed smartphone with better battery life. I would like to charge my Windows Phone two or three times per week, not every day! Hope that MS do their best!

Ticomfreak says:

Charging every day is normal for smartphones.

WP really need some impressive hardwares now to be in lead.... 1-in range 165 dollars ..2- 300 dollars ..3- 500 dollars & a flagship phone within 750 dollars..

wps81 says:

I am really looking forward to McLaren

alllies says:

I'm more interested with cyan update than a new p phone right now.

Peg Leg says:

Getting sick of waiting

Surface Mini with NEW OS Windows RT 8.1 + Windows Phone 8.1 =  Windows phone 8.2 4G LTE and Wifi narrow and 8 inch will be useful device! + Surface Pro 3 for work and Lumia 930 for phone usage! ;)

ginopiarulli says:

Lumia Maclaren or Goldfinger...

Sorry nokia i started to loose hope in you (i bought lumia 800.820.925) but lately i started to think that you're not the company for me ,it takes you forever to release an update or a phone :/

Peg Leg says:

Well, you are avenged. There is no Nokia phone maker in the near term. MS has been good at updating PFD, so things may be looking up.

TechFreak1 says:

The Lumia 800 is not going to get any more updates, windows phone 7.8 was the last update for wp 7 phones.

wpguy says:

You forget the carriers are the biggest impediment to the release of updates. The 925, for example: TMoUS did great with the first one, and AT&T seemingly dragged their heels. For the second, AT&T had it rolling out long before TMo.

The best thing Microsoft could do to remedy the situation is to strike a deal with the carriers, such that the carriers get out of the way of all updates in exchange for Microsoft assuming support costs related to the updates.

Amir Shiri says:

Give me cheaper, thinner 930 with glance and I'll buy 2

IgorVysoky says:

There needs to be successor for Lumia 520 and two device for midrange. Or put them in one device with LTE dual SIM. One gig ram, 4,5", 10mpix, quad core, flash

Bring an upgrade for L1320, with better camera (8MP is enough), 2GB RAM, keep the same price range, i will upgrade to it the day its announced

jgbstetson says:

So make better phones but charge you the same price? Sounds like a great business model.

bradm77 says:

With codenames like that, I bet they will seem faster.

theonedunn says:

+1 to Cortana who showed me this story first. Sorry wpcentral!

What am I looking forward to?
A smaller, full-powered, phone.
4.3" - 4.5" would be perfect, in my opinion.

ritesh_meena says:


terrokkinit says:

So....many....grammatical errors. Gah!!! On another topic, it's bright and sunny here in the states, and updates to Windows Phone will be in full swing this year. I'm going back to sleep:)

guri21 says:

Great!!! But want that McLaren to be out really soon...

yeungl says:

Libra for sure. No question asked. That is my phone.

As long as they are all Windows Phones, its great news...

Now we just need to hibernate till the next release 

Jazmac says:

I need a phone with a battery equivalent or better to that of the HTC One M8. I'm tired of constantly monitoring and parceling out my day because of apps on my phone.  Maybe only an HTC flagship Windows Phone could accomplish that, who knows.

Bloobed says:

I find both the 720 and Jolla lasting me for about twice as long as 925.

igzkap says:

They are already late !!

qhendricks says:

It may be an exercise in futility, but I'm really hoping for a newer Sprint device. Hopefully something that can be considered a flagship. But I'm very aware that's just a pipe-dream, and that Sprint has most likely already given up on WP8 devices once again. Time for me to start looking elsewhere as soon as some of these newer devices get released.

ballanda says:

You forgot the "Nokia Lumia Who Gives a Shit because it Will Come Out 6 Months After it is Obsolete if it Even Comes Out at All".    Wordy, yes, but accurate.

Arsenalfab says:

How about i don't give a shit.

ACF1 says:

All I want is a true succesor to the 920, meaning same capabilities including/adding:

- 4.5" screen size (no larger)

- As thin, small and light (or smaller) as the 925

- Better Flash

- Camera same (or better) as the best Lumia non 1020 camera. (I wish for the 1020 camera but without the bump, don't know if possible)

-Improved battery performance.

- Improved Glass durability

- WP 8.1

- Shatterproof screen

The 925 is close, but has no wireless charging and the 930/Icon has no glance and is too big.

Too much to ask?


MorganRW says:

I agree with you completely. I have yet to find a worthy replacement for my AT&T 920. I do not want to buy a case and ruin the lines of the phone for wireless charging. If AT&T is backing PMA then fine. Build it in and I will replace my charging stands. I will still be pissed but damn it I don't want a fucking case. Also I do not want OLED. Every OLED screen phone I have had experiences burn in from the text bubbles. My LCD is still perfect after nearly two years. IF I have to hang on to a phone for over two years again, I do NOT want to have to look at OLED screen burn in for the final year and a half.

KTH B1 says:

Not me... if my Qi chargers become obsolete, then f*** it all to h****.  I'll remove 'wireless charging' off my list of wants and never spend another cent on any such thing again.

Got a pair of Qi chargers that are only good for ONE handset I own?  What a complete WASTE.  

Heck, we might as well dump micro USB chargers too and go back to every other handset and OEM using their own proprietary charging plugs.  

RERLTuna says:

Surface Lumia?

Come on Microsoft at least show us a teaser of the upcoming windows phone, google is just throwing a party and showing all the devices. When just give us a date

jleebiker says:

"What kind of products are you looking forward to?"

I would KILL for a ruggedized phone like the Samsung S5 Active. IP67 and MIL-STD 810G WITHOUT looking like some sort of brick that could kill you if someone thew it at you.


I love the codename ideas

KTH B1 says:

Now that my 2 years w/ the 920 is coming to an end, I'm going to have some hard decision coming up.

I'm happy w/ the Nokia hardware.  Heck, its the PRIMARY reason for buying a Nokia.  The camera is awesome, the build is awesome.  The ONE thing I sorely miss is an SD card slot.  I NEED it.

I've alwasy been a WinMo/Windows Phone guy, and I like the UI of WP8 quite a bit.  But this past year has been wearing thin on me.

My 2nd primary reason for being dedicated to WP8 is Xbox Live and Windows 8.  I don't think I need to explain the disappointment about Xbox Live on WP.

But... some will say, "look at all these great non-XBL games... all these great indie games!"  Except, I want Worms, PvZ2, Scribblenauts and Minecraft and I don't think WP is EVER going to get those kind of titles.  I mean, I sacrficed being able to play those games w/ the hope that I could have nice library of XBL games.  If I'm not going to play XBL-enabled games, then WhyTF would I not go to an OS that has the games I WANT along with bluetooth controller support?

So I'm thinking... as much as I hate to do this... I think I'm going elsewhere for a little while.  Then in another 2 years, we'll see if Windows Phone can satisfy my needs.  Unlike others, its easy for me to jump from OS to OS.  Since MS seems to have a lot of apps and support for other platforms, I doubt I'd miss to much in the way of services.

Maybe these stand for lumia 630 635 636 638... :)

im looking forward for a lumia 730 now ;)

WinOMG says:

Want LED Indicator (don't get rid Glance). You can't read glance screen 50 feet away butbcanbsee a LED indicator. IR blaster would rock, waterproof, heartbeat detector, Fingerprint reader, HAL detector, temp and humidity sensor. And I don't wanna see comments saying we don't need these features. Why do you think people are going to s5 more?

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Andrei Rinea says:

Call me nuts but I wish a phablet larger than 6 inch.

EspHack says:

" aggressive roadmap" i love how that sounds

Beijendorf says:

Also known as "Roadmap Rage".