News & Reviews: Nokia Lanai
Aug 30, 2013
Another day another Nokia codename surfaces, this time in the form of the Nokia Lanai, which according to rumours, should eventually be called the Nokia Asha 503. Looking a lot like the Nokia Asha 501 right down to the curved corners and plastic backplate, the main difference here is that there will be a capacitive Back key and the entire front screen will be covered with curved glass. Other features or tech specs include a 5MP rear camera with LED flash along with a dual-SIM version as well. The other codename would be the Nokia Pegasus which refers to the Nokia Asha 502. Unfortunately, no news about the 502 or pricing and release dates in Malaysia just yet. We're thinking that the announcement should be any day now, as these renderings look like the real deal.
Aug 23, 2013
Apart from a tablet and a phablet, apparently Nokia has 7 new Nokia product codenames which include "Bandit, Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, Siruis". While Bandit refers to the Nokia phablet, the other 6 codenames are still not matched up to any other device. Some sources are saying that Rivendell will be the codename of the rumoured Nokia Windows RT tablet and who is to say that one of the other codenames could be for a Nokia Windows 8 / Surface Pro tablet as well. Since all of the known codenames seem to be referring to Nokia Windows products, it could be a safe bet to surmise that the other codenames refer to more Nokia Windows devices, perhaps in the form of some more Lumia smartphones. However, codenames in Nokia will probably remain just that as Nokia's naming conventions have always been based on numbers and not codenames. They do indicate 7 new Nokia products though which is still something to look forward to for Nokia fans.