We’ve been hearing about the Windows 8.1-based Moneypenny for some time now. Now, prolific tipster @evleaks has tweeted a screenshot belonging to a device that is supposedly Moneypenny. Interestingly, the leaked image clearly shows that the device will come with dual SIM slot, which means it will be the first dual-SIM Windows Phone device.
The screenshot of the alleged Nokia Moneypenny Windows Phone device also shows 3G connectivity on both SIMs. One will also notice that the leaked screenshot shows Live Tiles on the Start screen for Nokia MixRadio, HERE Maps, Internet Explorer, Photos, SkyDrive, Microsoft Office, Instagram, Asphalt 8 and Vine app for Windows Phone.
First dual-SIM WP device
The screenshot also shows on-screen navigation control buttons for back, Start and Bing search. Earlier this month, we learnt that Microsoft plans to include on-screen buttons in the Windows Phone 8.1 version, just as we see in Android devices. If the screenshot is to be believed, future Microsoft devices may come with on-screen navigation controls instead of capacitive buttons. Some reports suggest that Moneypenny Windows Phone device may be launched as the Lumia 630 or Lumia 635.
Rumours are rife that Nokia is working on two Windows Phone 8.1 devices–Goldfinger and Moneypenny. It should be noted that both codenames are reference to characters from the James Bond canon. While Goldfinger is said to be the company’s flagship device, nothing much is known about Moneypenny.