It's tenuous, but a source says Microsoft's acquisition may have more Android phones on the market between May and June.
Despite a pending merger with Microsoft, Nokia is said to be working on a low-end handset running a forked version of Android.
Photos of an alleged new Asha appeared less than 24 hours before a just-announced Nokia event. Coincidence? Doubtful.
A report on Friday claimed that Nokia will debut a line of more affordable smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2013.
Bid farewell to the once-ubiquitous Symbian mobile operating system, as Nokia acknowledges that PureView 808 will be the last to run it.
The Finnish phone maker is streamlining, cutting 300 jobs and outsourcing 820 more to consultancy firms.
Though Nokia had grim predictions for the end of 2012, Lumia and Asha smartphones helped turn the quarter around.
Nokia's CEO reckons the future is a tiny bit brighter for the Finnish firm thanks to improved smartphone sales.