Nokia Bandit: a 6-inch quad-core, 1080p Windows Phone phablet
1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2007; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Why oh why did WP decided to go for the search button instead of the menu button? :'(
9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Because the menu button is built into programs, no need to take up space for it. I love the search button, it lets me go right to Bing and find something rather than exiting what I'm doing and loading up a search tool or IE, or hold a multifunction button and select the search function.
10. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
because we don't want windows phone to be what garbage android is.....MENU'S WITHIN MENUS!!!! I see you comment about this frequently! we like having all our opition out in the open to be straight forward or if there are a small number of options to choose from its hidden as the non intrusive 3 dot image on the lower right. nobody but you likes menus within menus. you must like playing final fantasy games I guess. Simplicity my friend. sorry if I seem personal, I don't mean to seem as if I don't like you, im just like "man this guy with his menu button!"
13. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2007; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
But it's a distraction that the screen has the menu icon/bar
44. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
No offence, but your rant about the search button has nothing to do with the article posted above.
The Nokia "Bandit" will likely provide exceptional speed, durability, as well as a kick-ass cam that is second only to Nokia's L1020 monster cam smartphone. The GDR 2&3 updates will bring forth the essential changes needed to give the competition something to worry about. Google's desperate action to block Microsoft's YouTube app are a good indication that things are finally headed in the right direction...
Nokia is on the right track.
53. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
The fanboys need something to whine about now that WP is finally catching up in terms of Specs.
Android's dominant market position will be severely impacted over the next 12 months as more affordable, user friendly, low/mid end smartphones like the Lumia 625,720 and iphone 5C, begin to gain in popularity.
78. skyline88 (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
720? hell yeah.
5C? sorry not another iJunk.
70. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
this is so true. only shows how afraid google is since microsoft and nokia have both shown in the past what they are capable of. Google being so desperate to hurt MSFT and NOK...just so pathetic...
16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Pressing and holding the menu button on every phone except the Nexus line brings up Google Now. I never used the Search button when I had my previous phones. Personal preference I guess.
22. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2007; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I read somewhere that nothing happens when you hold the Menu key (or home).
26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Works for every Samsung, HTC and LG phone I've used.
35. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Holding the menu key opens multitasking, holding the home key opens Google Now, on HTC phones at least. I know Samsung is a bit different (plus they have S-Voice for some reason) but the idea is the same. I don't know where you read that, but the information must've been at least a year out of date.
Also, as far as the HTC One and its stupid 2-button arrangement is concerned, I saw somewhere that with a recent/future update they were adding a menu functionality to the home or back button. I'm not sure what it was though.
40. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Svoice was DOA, Samsung has the standard setup that most Android phones have.
11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I also think that menu button would be better than search button.
36. akki20892 (Posts: 3899; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Yes yes yes.....bring it on with win8. Just wanna see one time.
55. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You're mad because WP has it first.. Typical hater..
69. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
No, he was pointing out that there was a typo, it's a 41 MP camera, not 42. Also, Symbian had it first, not WP. Typical fanboy..
63. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
No, he meant that he saw a typo there. "but doesn't say it will be the same 42MP camera seen on the Lumia 1020"..
Please fix PA.. :)
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
This is basically 90% of PA users' dream phone.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I am too. 6" is too big, and with Nokia's phones, they'll be the same size as the Galaxy Mega. Most of the users have complained about Nokia not releasing a phablet, and they may finally get it.
I'll take anything 5.7" or below. Anything over that is overkill.
79. skyline88 (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
if they can make it slim bezel like Mega 6.3 and not following the footstep of Z Ultra, then this 6 inch WP beast will be another strong contender in phablet battle.
25. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1293; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Yeah it'll be a great device for sure.
coming up next a win8 tablet.
i loved those concept design of Lumia tablet
43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm part of that 10%. 6" is way too big, plus WP is too young to be adopted as a mainstream OS. I wouldn't even consider buying a WP device for at least 2 more years, Android and iOS are just too far ahead.
57. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Obviously you have no idea what WP has to offer, and no idea what the majority of smartphone users need, and expect from a smartphone.. Too young for a mainstream device? You take mainstream, and popular,, well take quality, speed, performance, intuitiveness, innovation, features that you can actually use, modern interfaces, stable software, minimal fragmentation, next to zero malware, zero bloatware, exclusivity, industry leading support "from Nokia", NOKIA, NOKIA, NOKIA, plenty of quality apps, and more official apps coming literally everyday, and the thing that's best about WP right now is that uninformed people like you, who contribute to giving WP a bad name are adding fuel to the Microkia fire, and motivating them to bring WP fans devices like the 920, which was smartphone of the year, and the 1020, which has the mist advanced camera ever put on a smartphone... Not to bad for a young platform that's not yet worthy of being a "mainstream" alternative... I guess when the 1020 wins 2013 smartphone of the year some of your attitudes about WP might change because that will be a WP device that won against every Android, and iOS, devices two years in a row... But, people like you want what's popular... Take it,,, we'd rather have Windowsphone..
65. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I have used WP before, and I didn't like it. I don't like the UI, I don't like the lack of apps (though I'm sure it's gotten better since I used it), and there are just little things in the OS I don't like. Also, since I'm more integrated into Google than Microsoft, having an Android or iOS device makes more sense than having WP. WP just isn't for some people, and I'm one of those people, get over it.
What can you say about WP that iOS and Android don't already have? Nothing. And that's completely fine, because WP is still young, and nobody should expect it to compete with the top OS. That's why I said in a couple years when WP matures by getting more features, a bigger app store, and gets more friendly to those in the Google ecosystem, I'll consider switching.
The only thing that stands out on WP devices is the camera, and that's only true for Nokia devices. So, that's your trump card? A fancy camera? That's laughable. Yes, a good camera is nice to have, but it certainly doesn't make the phone the best thing ever.
67. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
If WP8 is too young to be adopted as a mainstream OS, then Android is too insecure to ever become a viable option for users wanting to keep their personal information safe.
I won't even bother talking about iOS, since Apple products are for people who care more about looks than real dollar value...
68. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Too insecure? The only places where Android is insecure are places like China where people constantly sideload apps, but that's at the fault of the users, not Android.
Android security, or lack thereof, is an overblown issue.
75. rromerof (Posts: 46; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
There is something about your comment that, at least for me, doen't make sense: "and gets more friendly to those in the Google ecosystem". Why should WP have to be more friendly with those in Google's? You're expecting WP to become Android, better stay in Android
77. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The same reason why iOS is becoming more friendly with Google's ecosystem, so people will have to do less work to switch. The easier it is to switch, the better. Lack of Google services is one reason why if I were to switch to another OS, it would be iOS and not WP. I'm sure there are more people that think the same.
71. Amir1 (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
90% lol, are you high? i am iphone user and my next phone is surely going to be some xperia high end android phone. i never for one second thought of switching to windows phone or nokia phone... yuk!
3. Credo (Posts: 744; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
This would be such an awesome device, i can't wait ... I love the 4.5" screen of my Lumia 920 but i really would love to go even bigger with Windows Phone, bring it on Nokia !
12. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
I am glad you guys are excited about this, its just not for me though. as an admitted Microsoft fan having xbox, surface, lumia 920, and using all Microsoft consumer services (bing, outlook, i.e.11, and so forth) I cant do this phone. the 920 screen size for me is a compromise, I want a 4 inch to 4.2 inch phone. it sucks because I hate apple and android but the have 4 inch devices while all I can choose is a lumia 900 which is running an old os and its 4.3. I hope nokia makes a high end flag ship 4-4.2 inch lumia device soon. my 920 is still a beast though.
15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
lumia 820? its 4.3 inch. or lumia 720
compared to lumia 900, they are more superior.
81. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
yes but I want a FLAGSHIP 4inch Lumia device. Not a mid range. Not that there is something wrong with them, I just have to have the best of the best, not only for myself but for me to do what I do now (which is combat stupid i-Shheep and those who carry 32inch tvs aka Galaxy S4's/Notes) but better. Sorry I know I misspelled something there but I had to do it since PA wouldn't let me spell it correctly. its the 48th word lol
62. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
When he said Windows Phone, he meant Nokia
80. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
Yeah you are right lol I did. I've had a HTC WP before....not a solid experience. The hardware for me was unreliable.
5. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
So we can easily call it a Note 3 killer...
23. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1293; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Only time will tell...
lots of released with title if iPhone killer but mist of them failed. Only galaxy s2,3,4 came closer but not yet killed.
note 3 will be many peoples choice but it definitely have a chance though...
32. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Let's just say I'd rather have the Nokia Phablet over the smaller Note 3. It's Nokia's flagship phablet for me now, I still like Sammy but I wanna see what GDR3 and an aluminium Nokia Phablet can do! Plus Nokia are being a bit more daring now, I kinda like the direction their going in and hope they reclaim their deserved title of top phone manufacturer.
58. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes, you can... Because it will be the device with the biggest screen that comes loaded with software that does not need to be rooted in order to work properly...
72. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
You better go and get some knowledge before talking bs. ;)
59. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Nah.... But it will be a Note 3 contemporary. My Wife owns the original note and she moved over from the Titan 2 due to needing a credit card reader. She misses some things about WP, and comments all the time about it. But, she LOVES that darn Note. We got it new fairly cheap, and she had quite a learning curve, but now wouldn't go back to a smaller screen for no love or money.
The Note series is great. This may be enough to get WP in that conversation.
14. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 866; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
41MP camera on the 1020, not 42. Always check what you write PA!
19. _PHug_ (Posts: 443; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
When Samsung originated the Phablet the haters went crazy.
Now that Samsung is being shamelessly copied it's the greatest.
24. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
your right, no one else is allowed to make a big phone now....samsung patented the size right?
27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
err you do know samsung didnt invent the phablet they just popularized it
just like how apple didnt invent the smartphone but they did push it forward. your blind love of samsung has made you look an idiot
if taking something that already exists and bringing it to the general market with better marketing is classed as inventing it or as you say'' originated'' then we must all praise apple for all those things they must of by your logic originated lol
dell streak come before samsungs note
28. ZeroCide (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
You need to educate yourself before you post stupid comments like these. samsung did NOT originate the phablet.
Wikipedia is your friend. Tust type phablet.
33. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I'll be objective, Samsung didn't create the phablet category but they did take a risk with the Note and popularised the category with a successful formula (The S-Pen and it's optimised apps) and it has paid off with others now making their own phablet, the Dell Streak was a failure at best and forgotten by the average joe whereas the Note just picked up the pieces and reinvented itself. At least Samsung won't sue Nokia/HTC/Sony/LG for creating worthy competitors, we all win as consumers so I'd say bring it on.
39. MEeee (Posts: 330; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
People were making fun of using a phablet as a phone. Now Apple need to release a phablet too so we all can live in peace.
20. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1031; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I'm going to do the same thing as I will with the Note III..........wait and see what the specs are. I'm tired of the rumors and the second guessing, tell us what the phone will have and I'll make my decision then. The note III, the Windows phablet, and the HTC phablet will be worth thinking about when I'm eligible to upgrade in December
29. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
I only hope they make the bezel small as possible otherwise it might as well be a tablet.
41. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
If the bezel is the same as every other windows phone it will be bigger than the Xperia ZU.
30. freebee269 (Posts: 535; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
i hope this has the snapdragon 800 (nokia haters will say they are using an old 600 soc when everything coming out at the time will be 800) and the 41mp camera on it. i wish it was 5.5 inch display rather than 6 inch. my galaxy s4 fits nicely into my pants pocket but i wonder how tight the fit will be with a 6 inch screen. i'm sure nokia has been looking into this. i bet they use an amoled display. even if the camera is 20mp it will still be better than whats out at the time (minus the 1020 and MAYBE the honami).