July 22, 2014 8:58am
Nokia Canada has promised to release new Lumia devices besides the already-announced Lumia 635 this year, reassuring loyal fans that it is still very much involved in the country’s smartphone ecosystem.
Nokia hasn’t released a high-end device in Canada since the Lumia 1020 last summer while big launches like the Lumia 1520, Icon and 930 have come and gone without a peep from the Canadian offices. The company confirmed to its Twitter followers that it would not be releasing the Lumia 1520 at all (though it’s contesting one off), but says others are coming soon.
Windows Phone 8.1 was announced earlier this year, and Nokia plans to bring the update to all of its current WP8 devices, including the 520, 620, 625, 920 and 1020. Carriers had a good track record of releasing the previous major update, Lumia Black, so expect a good turnaround time on Lumia Cyan.
Nokia will likely unveil a bevy of new devices, for both the entry and high-end markets, in the coming months, so the Lumia 930 may also be an intermediary phone before the next big Windows Phone 8.1 product push.