Nokia sends out invites for MWC 2014, will it launch the Normandy?

There has been lot of speculation about Nokia launching a new portfolio of devices at the MWC 2014. While many new devices have been leaked multiple times, many are wondering whether we will see fresh Lumias from the Finnish giant or is that Microsoft’s department now? Well, the deal between the two giants isn’t completely finished, so expect to see Nokia around for a bit longer in the Windows Phone space.

According to The Verge, the company has already started distributing invites to the media for an event on February 24 next month, but has made no mention of what it plans to unveil. Since it’s the MWC, we’re not expecting anything big from its Here department. And while invites usually provide subtle hints to what we can expect, Nokia’s choice of words ‘Meet us under the tree’ doesn’t quite add up to anything for now.

Nokia Invite

We’ve been seeing a lot of the Nokia Lumia Icon which was initially known as the Lumia 929. The device’s user guide was recently leaked and it even made an appearance on Verizon’s website. The handset is said to be a smaller version of the Lumia 1520 and it will be exclusive to the carrier in question. Apart from this, the Nokia Normandy Android smartphone has created a lot of buzz for the past few months.

While the development of the handset is said to be halted, many reports suggest that it could go official at the MWC. Like you, we’re also wondering how a Nokia Android phone will play out amidst the Microsoft deal. Just last week, we came across a leak which suggested that two new flagship handsets were being developed under the Lumia brand, the 1820 and the 1525. Both devices are said to have 2K displays and Snapdragon 805 processors.

It’s highly unlikely that Nokia will unveil the Lumia 1820 and 1525 next month. Chances are high that we might just see the Normandy make its debut under the Asha brand along with the Lumia Icon for Verizon and other wearable devices including a smartwatch.