Nokia is expected to launch a new flagship Windows Phone on Verizon shortly. WPcentral claims Verizon will launch the Lumia 929, which is expected to replace the existing Lumia 928 that the carrier currently offers. The Lumia 929 has been previously pictured as a large-screen Windows Phone, possibly around 5 inches, with a 1080p display and a 20-megapixel camera. The handset is a variant of Nokia's upcoming 6-inch Lumia 1520 that the company is expected to unveil next month.
Nokia is also preparing a Lumia 525 handset, codenamed Glee, for release before the end of the year. Twitter account Evleaks revealed the name today, but offered no details on the appearance of the device or its specifications. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the Lumia 525 will act as a Lumia 520 replacement that's focused on music. Nokia may bundle special headphones with the Lumia 525, and it's expected to market its Nokia Music service alongside the handset.
Lumia 525 important for Windows Phone market share
Nokia's latest low-end handset will likely feature in the six devices that the company is planning to unveil next month, alongside a Windows RT tablet and a 6-inch Windows Phone. Although the Lumia 525 will be a low-end device, the Lumia 520 is currently the most popular Windows Phone that's driving market share increases for Microsoft's mobile OS. It will be an important device for Microsoft to further improve its share of the mobile market.