Nokia is bound to launch a brace of Windows 8 phones, and we're likely to see them next month at the Nokia World show. But something tells us the latest concept, the Nokia Lumia X, will never see the light of day.
According to Concept Phones, the Lumia X is "REAL" and will get shown-off next month. The phone brings an HD-resolution Clear Black AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera using the Nokia staple Carl Zeiss optics. Sounds believable enough, right?
What puts a damper on the plausibility of the Nokia Lumia X is that its camera swivels on a pivot on the bottom of the phone. It wouldn't be the first time for Nokia to use such as design - 2006's N93 had a comparable design - but it would be the first time such a move would be utterly bonkers. Something tells us Concept Phones's source Johnny may be pulling our leg, despite claiming the shot of the phone comes from a "friend that worked at a Nokia Design Studio."
"It's real, I tell you," Johnny proclaims
Also pegged for release by the ever-reliable Johnny is a new N-Gage phone. As one of the most famous smartphone flops there has ever been - the N-Gage's was Nokia's series of failed attempts to produce a mobile phone "games console" - ploughing more money into such an endeavour would be almost criminally negligent, commercially-speaking.
But what would we really like in a Windows Phone 8 handset from Nokia? Slap a higher-resolution screen on a Lumia 900, and we'd be pretty happy. How about you?