It all started as a joke on Twitter. There were rumors that I was joining Nokia in Singapore and I weaved a story about how I lost a prototype of an unannounced Nokia smartphone at a bar, which led to my termination. My friends caught on and the Lumia 1000 was born. The name was revised to Lumia 1k (to save character space on Twitter) and I started Tweeting some features. Well, guess what – Nokia is indeed launching the product. We have learned from our well placed imaginary sources at Nokia Singapore that the Lumia 1 will be announced at this year’s Nokia World. If its features are to be believed, the Lumia 1 could give the unannounced and equally fictitious Samsung Galaxy S IV a run for its money. Nokia’s current “Blown away by Lumia” campaign is in fact the groundwork for the first real Lumia smartphone. Read on… Also Read - April Fool's Day: Say 'Alexa, Prank me' to get the AI assistant amuse you
The Lumia 1 will be the first dual-booting Windows Phone 8 smartphone (will also run MeeGo) and will feature dual quad-core processors clocked at 50 MHz. Our sources who are familiar with Nokia’s design chief’s thinking tell us that the device won’t have any bezel at all and will have displays on both the front and rear, with one side running Windows Phone 8 and the other running MeeGo. When not in use and the displays turn off, the entire device is invisible. Nokia’s engineering team has cracked a new technology that uses vacuum instead of chips and circuits, thus making the phone invisible. Also Read - High-tech trickery: space thermostats, connected monocles and smart gloves
Considering the device is just a flattened drinking glass with both ends sealed, there was no way Nokia could add a camera to it. In order to get around that problem, Nokia will acquire Lytro that is currently developing a new light field camera prototype that does not need any lens or any trigger. The trick is that as soon as you open the camera app, the phone will turn transparent and you’d be able to see through it, giving you an impression of looking through a viewfinder. For good measure, Nokia will be bundling a separate PureView camera so you can click photo of the Lumia 1’s display in a stunning 41.0 MP resolution. Microsoft will run a massive campaign around this non-existent Lumia 1 by giving away a fictitious Xbox 1080 to every alternate buyer. Also Read - April Fools' Day 2014: UCWeb and Opera browsers make digital pranks, launch new browsers
You can read more about the Lumia 1 here.