Nokia's new phone codenames leak

12/11/2013

Nokias New Phone Codenames Leak

It appears that Nokia is taking inspiration from the world of film and TV for the codenames of its latest range of upcoming mobile phones.

Both James Bond and Breaking Bad are featured in the Microsoft-owned company's unreleased Windows Phone 8 handsets, according to a proficient Twitter tipster.

Some upcoming Nokia devices are being called "Goldfinger," "Moneypenny," "Normandy," "Phantom" and "Spinel" internally, according to a tweet from @evleaks.

Although the tipster didn't give any further information about the Windows Phone 8 handset, his track record is pretty good when it comes to stuff like this.

Codenames don't always indicate the functions or specifications of a device but Tech Radar took a guess at what the monikers could imply.

"The Nokia device codenamed Moneypenny could have an emphasis on business or even be something else entirely, like a smartwatch," reports the tech website.

 "Goldfinger probably doesn't refer to a gold-plated phone, though with high gold iPhone demand Nokia could well be working on a metallic device with a similar champagne hue."

The other codenames were a little more ambiguous though Spinel could imply that Nokia is moving into other materials.

Posted by Simon Thomas

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