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Microsoft might enter the phablet game with an extra row of live tiles for 5"+ Windows Phones

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2013, 02:02 posted on

After the inevitable support of Full HD 1080 displays, Microsoft is now tipped to lay the groundwork for large 5"+ handsets by outfitting the deck of Live Tiles with an additional row, where appropriate. Translation - Windows Phone will enter the phablet game with the upcoming fall version of its mobile OS...

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:18 29

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1296; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


we added a extra row of icons , its revolutionary ....wait that's Apple's line ..

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:28 21

5. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 700; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


apple ll sue them coz every new row patent by apple...... MS beware adding new row......

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 04:04 4

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It looks a bit too cluttered messy, how about that extra screen space on left side used as a vertical bar for notifications, touch the bar to pull out to see preview (opps, sounds like copying BB10 OS, but meego was also like that i think), and if u swype the screen on the right u see full notification center. At least it is not a pull down from the top like Android and iOS.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 06:44

20. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Yeah instead of an extra column they should add something like a charms menu.

posted on 02 May 2013, 09:43

28. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


This sounds like a great Idea to me. Charms works really well on Win8, I think it would feel right at home on a large phone like this.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 05:20

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


my thought exaclty but it wasnt revolutionary but Iphonary dont know why this guy pointed out as a tunt or complement

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 06:03 1

17. -box- (Posts: 3701; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I like this concept, going wider instead of taller. I'd like a slightly larger screen than the 4.5" on the Lumia 920, and 5"-ish with the same overall approximate body size would be great. I'd keep the right column empty to emulate the look of WP7 with the swipe-left to get to the app list, or leave some spaces blank

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:59

26. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Swipe left pulls up the app list. I think it should be swipe right from the left side of the screen.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:53

25. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


they are making more size tiles......!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:18 17

2. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


WOAH, nice. Loving this, can't wait for the next Windows Phone!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:48 6

7. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Expect Nokia Lumia Mega 6.3 inches.. hahahaha

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:54 5

10. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Well maybe not that, but it is time for Microsoft and Nokia to mix things up a bit with their phones.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 06:06 4

18. -box- (Posts: 3701; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


If you mean "mix it up" to mean "offer more high-end options", yes. They have the low- and mid-spec markets well covered (5xx-8xx)

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 11:15

27. Dastrix (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Time for some serious Lumia action!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:24 4

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1228; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


interesting

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:24 8

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


This simpy shows that future flagship phones are getting bigger, i just dont like this. I could imagine in another year all flagships are more than 5 inches in size.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:46 6

6. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


agree, in the next few years, our so called "Phablet" is now as big as a tablet

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 05:24 2

16. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


dont say it i hate 5 inchers its too big for long calling and onehand usage :(

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:17

22. Aeires (unregistered)


Flagship: the finest, largest, or most important one of a series, network, or chain. *Merriam Webster

Emphasis should be on finest, not largest. It's almost like the OEM's don't think a medium sized phone can be powerful. While I don't mind a 5" phone, these new Mega phones are ridiculous.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:52 7

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2089; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I applaud this move by Microsoft. If you're gonna make a bigger phone, there's no reason why the extra screen real estate shouldn't be taken advantage of. The original Note allowed for a 5x5 grid of icons as opposed to the standard 4x4 on most Android phones. I was a little disappointed to find that this functionality was absent on the Note 2. Hopefully, it will return on the Note 3.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:54 5

9. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Row is horizontal.
Column is vertical.
While the quote talks about a new column (and the photo shows it) the title talks about a new... row.
Mr P. Get your facts straigth!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:55 4

11. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Apple will sue them.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 02:57 3

12. snowgator (Posts: 3185; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


This is fun.

Windows Phone is just chipping away at sales, features, and options. My wife loves WP, but desperately wants a larger screen then her 4.7" Titan 2. Be nice if I can tell her our next set of phones she can have her choices.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 06:41

19. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


ROW or COLUMN? Get it right please. Your title says row, but thats silly since users can add infinite numbers of rows to their start screen. Then your article said column which makes more sense.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 07:05 5

21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh, yeah! Welcome to the phablet world, Nokia! :)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:41 4

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nokia will go till 5".......that's a nokia limit....!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 10:47 2

24. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, I hope Nokia is not going the BIG way till 6.3", I don't wish to see a Nokia Lumia Mega. :)

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