Nokia's "Zeal" and "Flame" Windows Phone 8 devices coming in early 2013?
The Lumia 610 to get a successor?
According to The Verge, Nokia plans to release two more Windows Phone 8 devices, code names "Zeal" and "Flame" in early 2013. The "Zeal" is rumored to be a mid-range offering and will sport a unibody design and will be "Zune-like" in its appearance. We're not exactly sure what that means, but it consider our interest officially piqued. The Zeal will have a 4.3-inch display and will feature a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD slot.
As for the "Flame," it forecasts to be a low-end offering, with a 4-inch screen, 512MB RAM, a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, and a measly 4GB of storage. It sounds a bit like the "Glory," which we reported on about a week ago, but suped-up a little more for WP8, instead of WP7.8.
Neither of these phones will come close to competing with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, that we saw back on September 5, but at least Nokia seems to be covering all price ranges like they did with the first generation of Lumias. It is likely that Nokia left these lower-end devices out of last week's event so they could concentrate on wowing us with the big guns. We expect both phones to get designated with the Lumia tag and corresponding numbers closer to their early 2013 release.
Of course rumors can be wrong and plans often change e.g. the Verizon 'Om' from Nokia never came to be, so don't write any of this in stone just yet.