Watch out for Nokia's Martini, another Windows Phone 8.1 device

Nokia Martini

Leakster extraordinaire, @evleaks, doesn’t need more than 140 characters to get people excited. In a recent tweet, he claims to watch out for a device codenamed Martini from Nokia. Apparently, it is another Windows Phone 8.1 device. No images have been shared and no other information has been provided.

We don’t know much about the device, but we do know some of the new features that Windows Phone 8.1 (codename Blue), may bring. Thanks to the leaked Windows Phone 8.1 SDK, we are able to get a preview. Some of the highlights include:

  • Notification center – Alerts, non-Toast notifications, update history
  • Quick-access to customized actions, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Plane mode, etc.
  • Start screen backgrounds
  • Swipe keyboard
  • Swipe down to close apps in multitasking view
  • Search button will be the new way to open Speech (aka ‘Cortana’)

Check out the full list of what we know so far about potential new features in Windows Phone 8.1.

Martini. What tech specs come to mind when you say that out loud?

Source: @evleaks; Thanks for the tip, Kyle M.!



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Seems like my 1520 isn't gonna stay with me till the end of the year (unless specs don't match)

stui83 says:

Its going to be neat, tidy, high end and about 4.3" screen with virtually no bezel. Probably a vapourmag housing. Bring it!

nizzon says:

That would be perfect!

dhaval88 says:

Now just want 8.1 in L520 ....

OMG55 says:

If its vapmag, it could be what rumor previously called surface phone

wpguy says:

The vapor coating part of VaporMg won't hold up to the abuse a phone gets. You'd be seeing shiny metal (the Mg part) on the corners and edges. Watched it happen to a friend's Surface.

Hoekie says:

Surface 1 or 2? Surface 2 allready has the looks of VaporMg.

db4williams says:

Vapmag would really cool.

lubbalots says:

I gave 3 votes. The more the option, the better.

Tips_y says:

I want choice, including this one but I find it too messy and busy.

punkJD says:

The feature you're requesting will come with wp 8.1

Reliv83 says:

Your request is great but i don't understand "no skinned tiles", i like the idea and it will be just an option.

mjrtoo says:


wpguy says:

The ne WPCentral meme: Hijacking every article with screen suggestions. At least it seems faster.

+2 remaining votes..


Guys please consider voting this  http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/2294827-cursor-in-phone-dialler-to-allow-editing

WP8.1 must have cursor in a dialer to allow editing the number. Its an extremely basic feature which (except iPhones and Windows Phones), all kinds of old new phones allow.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Voted. Imo that looks a lot better than the skinned tiles, though I wouldn't mind having different options.

NXH says:

I love this

Duffau says:

Seriously, go to the forums or something. Stop posting these things in random comment threads.

lubbalots says:

It'll stay with me only if they fix the screen sensitivity issue. Honestly I can't take it anymore!

Same here, it's VERY annoying. Especially when I wanna move a notification away while playing a game and then...click

Marco Gomes1 says:

Didn't Nokia released a firmware update for that issue?

Aman2901 says:

SATYA??..Real one or the fake one??

Is there a real & fake satya?

Aman2901 says:

Someone can easily take up ur name in these forums Sir

Hey Satya you can sell it to me. It would be an honor to be the owner of a phone once owned by you.

doeboiO says:

Hmm... "martini... Sounds premium"

CJ Thunder says:

Moneypenny, Martini...interesting....

marratj says:

Don't forget Goldfinger, which is also a rumored device from Nokia.

Goldfinger is coming later ... Martini/Moneypenny in April ... Martini on ATT

nano38 says:

Yes, but This are Q2 devices, Q3 devices are tesla, superman & rock

MatsuDano says:

Shaken, not stirred.

taymur says:

Shaken, not stirred....

Xaphoon148 says:

I'm both shaken AND stirred...

taymur says:

hehe....yeah right, your avatar says it all... haha

bozvandam says:

You do know you should gently stir a martini - shaking it bruises the sim car . . . alcohol

Rasetech says:

My wishes would be 4,5'' screen, Glance Screen and Wireless-Charging, 1GB RAM. So no High-End but a good 720 sucessor.

Aashish13 says:

Now Lumia is short of a good mid range phone. The 720 proved to be one of the best midrange smart phone.

Clavitox says:

My wish is a high end pocketable WP on T-Mobile

coip says:

I used to think a 4.5" screen was the perfect size, until I saw the Lumia Icon in person in all it's 5" glory with the device being only a smidgen taller than the 928 with it's 4.5" screen. I want an Icon...

Indeed. My hope for an 8.1 Nokia is a slimmer icon in more colours and perhaps a fingerprint scanner.

2tomtom says:

I will be happy with an Icon equivalent for the UK :-)

bria5544 says:

I have a Nexus 5 cause I switched carriers and it was cheap, but LG made a wonderful 4.95" phone that's about the same size as the 920 I used to have. I'd say if Nokia can make this phone in 5" and keep it the size of the N5, I'd preorder one today. As long as they put it on T-Mobile.

Sin Ogaris says:

Uh... so the Lumia 920?

Clavitox says:

920 isn't on T-Mobile unfortunately. Actually no high end WP is

goldenpipes says:

What about the 925?

rogerhew says:

925 ? Not really, is had only 16 gb of storage and that not enough. Looking forward to 930 that come with 32 gb plus sd card supported.

volvoV70guy says:

I'd argue that storage doesn't have much to do with whether a phone is high-end or not. It's definitely an important factor, but there are plenty of very high-end devices with 16GB of storage. I'd consider the 925 to be in the upper tier of handsets.

ThePKReddy says:

aside from the storage factor, and lack of the additional column of tiles, the 925 is probably the best phone ever! Nice design, light weight, good screen. I might get it as a weekend phone...so, it fits neatly in my pants.. I already have too much junk over there :P

720 miraculously satisfied

PJ Suresh says:

Man... I need that... I'm in need of something like 720+... I'm still using my 720 with a broken glass... I was waiting for 72x and now I'm waiting for 730...

Pippa Pip says:

Yes agree. Would be nice for a new mid range device.

Aashish13 says:

This phone will release on 2 or 4 april. Btw mark any word or leaks from warner bros making games for Windows phone?

rubenbest says:

Easy. Breathalyzer included lol

Lumia 8x says:

Bikini, Bugatti, Spaghetti, Pretty, Ready, Treaty, Confetti.....

anirudhk563 says:

See the right corner 3 dots
it just screenshot

DarronDS says:

Haha, awesome catch!

Ordeith says:

Screenshots of android being displayed on windows phone.. Lol nice try.

taymur says:

Very funny screenshots.

It would be great if they embedded the original surface screen technology in a phone to read credit cards and finger prints, I don't know if its possible but it would be awesome

Nik Rolls says:

Probably not, that was achieved by the screen being recessed below the bezel and having an array of cameras around the edge.

ronijs19 says:

I think he thougt about surface v2.0 and pixel sense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwnMCvhPzLM

Is it finally a new T-Mobile phone? Probably not.

Pete Almanza says:

I'll wager that this device will be included in the second wave of 8.1 devices in the fall since it's so close to BUILD, because aren't evleaks's tweets usually a lot closer to the actual device launch date and we've heard no info about this device until now so it seems as if it would be a device due much later than sooner. 

nanoware says:

Well evleaks only knew about one of the 3 android phones. So props to Nokia for the secrecy.

jjag520 says:

Start screen background: Real backgrounds or tile backgrounds?

abhishake620 says:

Sadly ,Tile background
EDIT: funny how we have model numbers in our names.....

rain620 says:

Lol yea :)

About the background, I would rather choose real background over the tile background. I've seen concepts for it and they look neat unlike tile bgs. Let's see when they're here.

Nokia Boy says:

Sounds like a 920 succesor,Quad Core,4.7 inches screen,2GB Ram and no hardware buttons.

jcutting says:

Sounds good to me. And hopefully 64GB storage with microSD slot, wireless charging, 3D touch, and 20MP camera. And excellent battery life. None of that seems like too much to want in an 8.1 phone...

Sin Ogaris says:

Don't forget, it needs to be able to bring you breakfast in the morning otherwise, no buy.

Nah, next Gen phones with SD slot need to support 128 GB.

We really need a mid range Lumia with 8.1 out soon by may-June, would garner a lot of support and attention. Maybe a high end could come out side by side, but mid range is really required, now that the 720 is antique.

Martini ohh yea I wish for a aluminum WP and the successor of 1520 with a 41 or better camera

DJCBS says:

Keep wishing.

If it aint a sequel to the 1020...it aint worth it.

patiua says:

Aye! My 1020 just needs a wireless charging upgrade. The wireless cover doesn't work very well...
Not sure I need anything else. Perhaps a 5" screen...
Oh and waterproof, for perfect underwater photography!

xaeryan says:

Curious since I'm looking at the cover: why doesn't it work well?

Steven Curl says:

The pins sometimes don't make contact. If you take a little screwdriver and prop them up a bit that fixes the issue. There was a forum thread with pictures when the device was launched.

lippidp says:

Mine works flawlessly.

Conasca says:

Perhaps Martini is the waterproof Lumia

Daniel Meek says:

naw, it's like Futureama's Bender; It runs on alcohol!

abhishake620 says:

Cant wait .....!!! Hope the next bond movie has a windows phone considering all the codenames....

cybermoose89 says:

Another code name?? Look forward to the reveal then i shall

Aashish13 says:

What about Lumia surface pro phones?

DJCBS says:

There are no such things.

Tlcoman says:

Yeah, got me excited. Definitly gonna replace one of those for my Lumia 920..

Rohan Surve says:

Shaken, not Stirred ;)

irsyadhhs says:

So, moneypenny is 630 and goldfinger 930. Martini is 830??

kinaton says:

Love the names, martini is trademark of a drink and moneypenny and goldfinger are names in Bond film and title of another, think the martini name may get them litigation lol

wpguy says:

Just code names, so risk of trademark litigation is about nil.

Jazmac says:

I'm still trying to determine what Windows Phone will replace my Lumia 920. No rush but I'll retire or rehome at some point this year.

kinaton says:

Ive dropping Nokia on my contract renewal, had nothing but issues. May go with Samsung

DJCBS says:

Lol dropping Nokia for Samsung? Good luck with that...

Jazmac says:

I agree, Nokia quality control is without much control. It took several attempts to get the phone I have now from Nokia. This is why I hope someone seriously challenges Nokia's handsets. They won't get better without it.

kinaton says:

Ive had 3 lumia 800 and they swapped me to 920. Which is now having same battery issues.

It has to be a flagship phone for a big bang release of windows phone 8.1

txDrum says:

I'd love a 4.7" Lumia with a 2GB/801 configuration. And glance of course. Couldn't care less about microsd and removable presence/not.

kinaton says:

Swappable battery is a must.

SD card is the most important feature to me.

Sean D. says:

Use of OneDrive is one of the most important things to them. So yeah... there's that I guess.

+925, After Icon, now the first thing to check in new Lumia device is the Glance Screen... a must have feature in all Lumias.

INV3000 says:

Oh I hope it's a smartwatch or fitness band

Markp74 says:

I think this is what it will be

Panda EXE says:

Well, for anything they're gonna release, my ideal specs would be:

  • 4.+5" 1080P Display (Preferably AMOLED) 440+ppi
  • 32GB+
  • 2GB+ RAM @ 2GHz+ Processor With Qualcomm 801/Adreno 330
  • OIS 20MP+ Cam
  • 2200+ mAh battery
  • Matte AND Gloss color options
  • Wireless charging

Maybe they're gonna use that new folding battery technology they patented not too long ago...?

Also, I hope when 8.1 drops, they'll make a better media syncing app to replace the crappy one that's out now and center the display on the device! I don't like when it has all that dead space on it. And camera humps are ugly. LOL.


JBWonton says:

Seems like my 1020 is still going to reign superb.

I was lookin at the Samsung galaxy note 3 today because I want to be able to have several items open at once multi task and s pen stuff. I hate android so cartoon or dated looking to me. I own a Nokia Lumia 925. Looked at 1520. Just was a bigger phone no real new phablet like features. Can we get 5.5 almost no bezel, stereo boom speakers, 3400 battery, thin, s pen, multi task, able to split screen or apps on screen more phablet features and make the phone sexy. Would LV blk or mate gray metal or wht trim.

Shiba_Ranjan says:

was planning an upgrade to my L720, probably a 1520. but upcoming leaks of new phones making me confused whether to go for 1520 or wait for another flagship device..

kinaton says:

In all seriousness shouldn't Nokia be sorting out the current product range. Maybe sorting out battery faults in some lumia 800/920/900/820 models, and battery drain.

Sin Ogaris says:

Perhaps it'll be shock resistant and water resistant (anybody else remember the Lumia 1020 water resistant rumours?).

Winnabe says:

I m pretty sure this is a 720/820 successor, because that space is practically vacant. The 1320 is for the large screen fans, and is not a mainstream choice. The Goldfinger is the 920/925 successor, MoneyPenny is the 620 successor, pretty soon, the 525 will come loaded with Blue, so that space is covered, either that or we have a dual-sim successor to the 525.

AndyGriff says:

I hope they make a ruggedized Lumia and call it the Nokia Jaws.

Aleksi says:

I would really like to see a high spec small screen (4.3inch) lumia later this year.

Please finally a high end international replacement for my 920!

procen says:

Martini with olive, please!

florinet4 says:

what is this:

"Notification center – Alerts, non-Toast notifications, update history"  ?


Notification center is only for non-Toast notification????

Dafter says:

Another James Bond inspired Lumia? :)

vijax21 says:

Would love non-toast notifications. I hate toasts

Aashish13 says:

U want grilled?

vijax21 says:

Only if grilled are not as annoying as toasts..;)

Hahahahahhahaha I couldn't catch up

MetroUX says:

No Martini, no party! :)

It would be interesting if Nokia release an update to the Lumia 1020 and what that would bring. It could be their last hurrah before joining MS.

DJCBS says:

Sorry but don't count on that. Niche devices like the 1020 don't get recycled that soon. In the best of chances it would come out by the end of 2014 only and that's assuming Microsoft would keep investing in the camera tech after Nokia leaves the mobile market and their camera patents become available to everyone.

Mayur says:

I would prefer mine - shaken not stirred :-/

But but but I just bought a 1520 /:

AntonyJoseph says:

Metal body, slim (<8mm), 5 inch, Full HD, 2 GB RAM, 20 MP Camera, WP 8.1, Classy looking..My wish list on the Martini

Hope this a kinda upgrade to the 925.. With the same design but larger screen like 5 inch, 16 GB internal memory, and a SD card support, with 2GB of RAM and a nice to match processor and a nice price tag to sum it up...... Just saying

mjrtoo says:

My 925 is 16gb....your wish isn't much better than the 925 already is.

raycpl says:

20mp camera.. and 64GB hdisk with USB OTG then there's no need for external SD memory.

enterrawolfe says:

Martini. Its a mixed drink... Microsoft & Nokia are the ingredients.

Can we guess where this sits in the bond lineup? Moneypenny, martini, goldfinger? Either way, interesting times ahead

Smg-Uk says:

I just hope Nokia release a Lumia with a 5" 1080p screen and specs similar to the 1520 in the UK Asap

Luminatic says:

I want a 1020 with the battery life of a 1520 please!

FunGuy13 says:

I also hope included in the update is a much needed improvement on the built-in Xbox music interface...

El Mac says:

Well... maybe it's a martini drink? Who knows, nokia started making tires before they went to the tech industry.

Elvis7 says:

James bond super phone

dumaal says:

Can we pretty please have a Lumia Icon variant world wide. Thanks

Smg-Uk says:

Yes this +1

hopmedic says:

Hoping for a Verizon phone with 41MP (or more ;D) and all the other goodness from Icon, in that size. And yes, let the rest of the world use it, too.

TLRtheory says:

I hope this manages to be a high end phone that, unlike the Lumia Icon, doesn't use internal storage as a reason to cheap out on external.

eomes says:

Let's just hope that it's not a US-carrier-exclusive once again because here in Europe we are sick of them. And hope it's more exciting looking than the Icon.

kc77 says:

Martini hints at a high end handset. If it was a budget phone it would have been codenamed Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Your comment made me LOL but more likely the Nokia Shizzle Schlitz...

Sean D. says:

I don't really think so. With Moneypenny, Goldfinger, and now Martini Maybe someone who knows James Bond movies can answer this better.

LTTG says:

I think it'll be the 720's successor...

BlackGoku says:

Watch this concept video.I would love 8.1 if it is like this-


Aashish13 says:

Not this one the nova concept is better watch it on u tube

kwajr says:

For those that say Nokia screens are too sensitive you do know that in settings you can put it in normal mode high is for glove use

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StefEBear says:

My new ultimate would be : (Lumia 1130/1230)

  • Yellow (of course)
  • 5" 1080P Screen
  • 32GB storage
  • MicroSD
  • Snapdragon 800 Quad Core
  • 2GB Ram
  • 41MP Pureview Cam
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Glance

TLRtheory says:

I like this. Nokia, you reading?

Aashish13 says:

Yes we r making

kyriacou48 says:

Yup, this, and with a battery as close as possible to the Lumia 1520. That phone would be PERFECT.

The camera to be the one out of the 1020 or 808 Pureview too.


I suppose we can dream...

rahul.sharma says:

Specs are really a gimmick these days....in the last everything comes down to the functionality that ur phone supports...for that yes phone should have proper hardware...for example the most needed feature along with notification center is, hardware support for miracast/widi/project screen as now software support is there.

Anyone else not care about the news that has nothing to do with 8.1 being released lol. Im like SO ANXIOUS. This is basically the best overall we will have gotten since launch. We will be killing other devices.

Ecurb87 says:

I like new devices, but with 8.1 coming I won't be purchasing any despite being contract free already. L1020 + 8.1 = new device for me despite the hardware. It's going to be very difficult for me to give this device up as a daily driver. 41mp camera is awesome for work. Unless a 1020 variant is released of course then my 6 yr old can have this one.

Quhi says:

For some reason I feel that it will be a new mid-range device, like 720 or 820.

AV2RY says:

Maybe International Icon?

sickleykey says:

No-bezel, end to end screen would be awesome. Second option is all steel casing and a very thin form factor. Tired of plastic cases.

marky_yo says:

My preference 5.2-5.5" phone slim like the 1520 but with the camera of the 1020!

venetasoft says:

Martini rosso o bianco :) ?

RNII2013 says:

Martini equates to sophistication. Hopefully its high end device differentiating it from the drone clones!

Sean D. says:

Ok, but what do moneypenny, and Goldfinger equate to?

Not being a smartass, asking a serious question.

volvoV70guy says:

I really hope this is a large-screen device for T-Mobile USA. Alas, one can only hope.

Sean D. says:

"hope" and "T-mobile" just don't go together when it comes to WP's.  :-/



geva bar says:

People really want the no bazel on iphone.....so nokia bring it to nokia or do u want to bring it a year after iphone already has it???, I think nokia designers read these forms, well i hope they do, if they don't maybe thats why they get left in the dark as third place....

skshandilya says:

I am just hoping that it is a 720 with a processor and RAM upgrade in Cyan

avigyan says:

Has to be high-end. The codename exudes elegance and class.

Sean D. says:

Moneypenny, Goldfinger, and now Martini... all recent Nokia codename leaks, all James Bond related names.

Lilleverden says:

5" screen, Wireless charging, 41 mpix camera, in a vapor mag casing and i am sold.

milfermon says:

I like that codename

Racxie says:

Wait, swipe down to close apps? Please don't copy Apple Microsoft...that is the horrible way of doing it. What's wrong with the x to close an app?

Sean D. says:

They're not copying ios, they are "copying" W8.1... ya know, trying to make things as similar across their devices as possible.

lippidp says:

Wake me when we have more than a code name.

scardboy says:

930 or 1022 ?

Adi2 says:

Replacemnt for 720 maybe?

BataBole says:

Please let it be an 4 inch smartphone. Tired of all those 4.5-5-6 inches big screens. Not everybody have a big hands!

Cellus13 says:

The s5 just came out and you all still think anything below 5" on a high end device is acceptable. Sorry ain't happening. I just want Nokia to release the Lumia 930 already.

Sean D. says:

You don't understand that market very well.

Cellus13 says:

Yeah okay... Just saying what people actually want from 2014 in terms of smartphone.