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Nokia Bandit phablet may be announced in September

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Nokia Bandit phablet may be announced in September
The last we had heard, Nokia was planning to release its phablet sometime in November, just in time for the holiday season. But, a new report is saying that the release date may be much sooner than that, and we could see the new device as soon as September. We don't know a lot about the device, which is said to be codenamed Bandit, other than that it has a 6-inch 1080p display and "at least a 20 megapixel camera". 

A new report from Reuters says that Nokia may be planning to the phablet at an event in late September in New York City. If that announcement date window is accurate, it seems unlikely that the actual release would be later than mid-October. And really, that makes the most sense, because mid-October is looking like a big time for Windows. 

Update: Windows Phone Central has now confirmed with its sources that the Nokia Bandit will indeed feature a 6-inch 1080p display and a 20-megapixel camera forming a slight bump a la Nokia Lumia 925 on the back. The Bandit is also once again said to run on a quad-core chip and Windows Phone 8 with GDR3 update.

Mid-October will see the release of the Windows 8.1 update, and is expected to also see the Windows Phone GDR3 update, which is needed for the platform to support 1080p displays, and phablet sized displays. The Nokia Windows RT tablet is also expected to release in the fall, but it is unclear when. Of course, none of that helps to shed light on what we may see at Nokia's planned event in Moscow at the end of this month.

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:34 16

1. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Bring it on Nokia, instant buy !! Love you

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:03 4

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


iiiiiinnstaaaaaaaaaa buyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:14

23. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


You follow me on Insta? Lol what's your name?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:23 6

25. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Lol i misunderstuud you ... what a shame

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 20:38 1

32. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


trolololo hahaha

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:43

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3231; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


who know, nokia can bring Win8 in phablet or special version of WP8 like a Win8 for Phablet.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:39 3

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1098; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


September will be really awesome. Need to consider magnifying glass icon.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:54 9

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What are you?? A bot??
Stop it with the button nagging or you get reported.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 03:26

40. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


XperiaFanZone is nothing but just another attention seeker, ignore him
BTW good news... Bring it on Nokia.. My money is waiting for you;)

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 22:02

35. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Where do you live? Just asking! ):-[

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 06:13

44. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1098; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


England.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 09:07

48. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


where in england?

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 17:13

51. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1098; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


This is scary. Tell me who you are first, who who you thinkIi think you are.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 22:01

52. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


nope , nothing personal , just asking. Because i thought you are living in google ceo's room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:48

3. MistB (Posts: 549; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


This is actually the device that excites me the most more than any other competitor, but something tells me to wait for the pureview 41 MP version. I love this size of phone and I like the fact that Nokia took a gamble with that unlike others, let's see if they bring any unique touches as they have with all their WP8 devices.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:57 1

5. -box- (Posts: 3706; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Phablet for September, GDR3 for October for existing WP8s, tablet for November, new WP8.1 device in December?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:19 1

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah I doubt that... In reality this is all going to get stretched to through first quarter 2014,, and everyone knows that.. Anything else is just wishful thinking.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:02 5

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


If this device comes with the rumored Snapdragon 800 processor along with the 20 megapixel camera, then it is a winner in my book. My only complaint is that Windows Phone is still not up to par with iOS or Android in terms of the amount of applications or some of the other features that both of the other OSes offer.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:44 6

14. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


WP8 needs to reach critical mass in order for more applications to appear, but if the Lumia "Bandit" turns out to be as powerful as is rumored, then I expect that you'll see plenty of future software development for the WP platform. Microsoft will eventually incorporate most or all of the other features that exist in both iOS and Android...

However, if it could have run legacy x86 code, then WP would have gained instant popularity. The majority of us still have Windows based PC's at home, and use them at work also. My biggest criticism of WP is that it's too unlike Windows OS for desktops and laptops, but that may change in the future. Hopefully Intel can develop and market low power x86 mobile CPU's (Silvermont) that compete well with ARM based Qualcomm SoC Snapdragons. I still believe Intel is the most advanced CPU developer in the world, and if any company can reclaim the crown for all weight divisions, including tablets and smartphones, then I expect that it will be them.

AMD? We'll see...

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:21

24. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


We need a proper notification hub, and the latest leak, that guy what bought that Lumia from Ebay reveals that it might be the same as iOS & Android, but i really hope that they make it at the left of the startscreen, that would be so awesome, and then orientation lock that will be included in GDR3, and so much other feature's ... I really hope Microsoft won't come in the next 'bigg' update with something stupid like Kids Corner .... I would never give my phone to my little brother's or children ... i never dropped my Lumia 920 so far and i hope i'll keep it like that ...

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:59 1

31. papss (unregistered)


I had dropped my l920 a few times and it took it like a champ. If unity got more support it would be a viable notification service.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 01:40 1

39. lalalaman (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


plz tell me what is orientation lock?????which shuld b on GDR3...what does it mean??

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:39

27. Dr.Phil (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I have a feeling if Microsoft doesn't get their act together in updating the platform fast enough for the x86 mobile processors that Intel is set to offer then all of the attention will go to Canonical's Ubuntu in regards to having cross-platform capabilities. That is one of the biggest features Canonical is suppose to be pushing: this idea that you can have the same applications on your desktop as you do on your mobile device and using your mobile device as a desktop when docked.

If Microsoft waits around a year to update the Windows Phone software to be compatible with the x86 processors, then they may lose that battle to the new Ubuntu phones that are arriving in 2014.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 21:19

33. gazmatic (Posts: 504; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


all wp needs is vlc and usb on the go

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 04:47

42. solomonsteve (Posts: 73; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


IMO the only big app missing from WP is instagram and lets say some google apps . But we all know there are alreadey better alternatives in the store...

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 08:13

45. Gwen22 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


Clear to have the same code on PC and smartphone (X86 or qomethoing else does not matter if it is the same) would be an excellent thing ............ but I am afraid we will have to wait a long time before it happens

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:21

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Like what❔ What does WP not have that would make this device not fit for you to use everyday❔

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:07

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I'm confused....how can it be 1080p and with a snapdragon 800 in September if the GDR3 update is only in October....

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:16 2

11. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


GDR 2&3 are likely ready to be released with newer products, but the rest of us will probably have to wait for our respective carriers to make these latest updates available for existing devices. It's basically the same for Android, and new devices are always treated as top priority...

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:18 3

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2647; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It will be announced in late September, meaning it won't be released until mid-October at the earliest.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:19

13. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


cuz theri Nokia and they're cool like that.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:29 2

18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Jesus, you guys are,, simple.. Look, Nokia, HTC, and others can get whatever they need from MS to make a device do whatever they need it too, when they need it too.. The technical GDR3 is the update for consumers.. Do you think Nokia sits around waiting for updates❔Really❔.. And, supposedly this Nokia Phablet is already testing att AT&T.. It is possible for MS to give Nokia a updated version of WP8 with support for 1080p, and whatever else, before they are completely done developing the update.. As a matter of fact, this is how MS, and Nokia work together to make sure everything works right with the hardware and software.. I mean, Nokia can't just make a million devices and sit around waiting for support for its new features, and hope that everything works perfectly... Think about it.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 05:17

43. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


ok chill dude....

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:13 5

9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1649; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


This is going to be awesome :-)

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:25

26. Credo (Posts: 683; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


+920 !!

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:14 1

10. hackman4eva (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


september will be the month of phablets....

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:11 1

15. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Sprint would be incredibly stupid to leave this out of their selection.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:32 1

19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


They may prove to be so once again..

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 18:44 1

21. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I belive this will be the case.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:04 1

22. papss (unregistered)


Oh man! This has my genital area saluting high lol I'm so excited to hear this news. I'm going to keep moving phones every three months

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:53 2

29. Damo579 (Posts: 129; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I just saw on WP central that the phablet will be 6 inch snapdragon 800 with 20 megapixel camera.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:54 1

30. Damo579 (Posts: 129; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Also the rumored tablet will be 8.1 RT

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 21:43

34. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Quick question... Does WP support landscape mode for homescreens and throughout the OS(messaging, dialer, etc...)?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 23:47 2

36. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Homescreen does not rotate but other built in apps do.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 01:05

38. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Okay, thanks!

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 00:06

37. poping (unregistered)


can't wait to see how bulky this is...
i can imagine just how thick it is you'd think it has a keyboard...
the weight of it will give you extra muscles...
the bezels will have enough room for a boeing...
the camera... will be perfect as usual..
the audio... ???

still... i could be wrong...

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 04:14

41. lalalaman (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Quick question
plz tell me what is orientation lock?????which shuld b on GDR3...what does it mean??

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 08:23

46. Gwen22 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


I just hope that the GDR3 will not be too heavy as an OS for the first WP8 phones ....

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 08:37

47. nasznjoka (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


this phablet will have an extra row and column of 'live tiles' tehehehehehe!!!!!!

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 10:24

49. likemorethan1 (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


like this, but will wait for the 725

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 12:02

50. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


:) gotcha..

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 01:28

53. salil (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


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