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Nokia said to be shopping for carrier to have exclusive on hero phone; 6 inch phablet coming?

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Nokia said to be shopping for carrier to have exclusive on hero phone; 6 inch phablet coming?
The latest speculation involving Finnish manufacturer Nokia involves the next 'hero' device for the OEM. After reporting that Nokia Lumia sales picked up 27% on a sequential basis to 5.6 million units in the first quarter, CEO Stephen Elop said that he is looking for a U.S. carrier to offer Nokia's next hero device on an exclusive basis. The OEM also seeks such a partner for a U.K. release of the same model, which is supposedly launching before the end of the current quarter.

While the Nokia Lumia 928 is set to be introduced this month by Verizon, this model would seem the logical choice to be the hero phone mentioned by Elop. But with some comments made by Chief Financial Officer Timo Ihamuotila focusing on imaging, perhaps the hero phone will be the oft-rumored Nokia Lumia EOS model which is purportedly a Windows Phone flavored handset with a 41MP camera on back. This would be the same sensor used by the rear camera on the Symbian powered Nokia 808 PureView.

Another interesting piece of gossip came from Mobile Today Magazine, which said that Nokia will launch a phablet in the fourth quarter of this year. The 6 inch device will be priced in a range of £400 to £500 ($621 USD to $776 USD) powered by Windows Phone 8. Nokia's CEO Elop stated that he was willing to experiment with different form factors. "We have a lot of juice ahead, as it relates to the Lumia product lines," noted Elop.

"What we’re trying to do is really make sure that we’re shifting the focus towards hero experiences. So, you hear us talking a lot about imaging, and so, you should watch...for us to continue to advance the state of the art, like what is the best experience in imaging on devices."-Timo Ihamuotila, CFO, Nokia

source: MobileToday via WMPoweruser

Concept of Nokia Lumia phablet, image courtesy of gpat1993@outlook.com

Concept of Nokia Lumia phablet, image courtesy of gpat1993@outlook.com


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posted on 03 May 2013, 03:19 28

1. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Omg!1080p amoled clearblack ,12mp pureview ,wp9 and the sexy look...go to hell note 3!that will be in my pocket soon!

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:37 12

2. juandante (Posts: 465; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Yes but Windows Phone.............. Why ? :(

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:43 21

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 1534; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Ok people please stop crying about WP, this is the way it is nothing you can change with your tears!
I am glad Nokia did not go for Android, WP is way faster and snappier than Android.
And no i do not own a WP device i use ICS and Meego, but i played with some WP devices.
My nex phone will be a Nokia.....i am waiting for the EOS.
Also i might the Jolla phone.

posted on 03 May 2013, 04:00 7

9. ap2012 (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Windows phone almost has no apps and games

posted on 03 May 2013, 04:12 21

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


You need to attend math classes regularly and learn how to count

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:01 12

15. SIGPRO (Posts: 1534; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Stop lying WP store has over 135.000 apps, like you need a millions apps on your phone! Stop trolling and get a life!

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:18 5

18. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Why on earth would you reply to a bot?

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:04 3

16. srimob (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


You have no eyes and no brain...

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:47 1

24. DFranch (Posts: 211; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


That's so true ... It is still 2011 right? Oh, it's 2013 and that isn't true anymore. Oh, ok. I'll stop talking out my a$$ now.

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:47 1

28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Eye™ totally agree with you™

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:14

43. ZeroCide (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


What rock have you been hiding under.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:42

55. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


WP isnt really bad.. i find it bad for nokia! coz we all know that nokia is the REAL LEADER in innovation and they marry software and hardware perfectly that it could last up to 10 years!

my sister bought 6630 last 2004 then 3 years after she pass it down to me (since we are not rich and i love having it around!) then i pass it to my father (yes, you heard that right i pass it to my father) and he is still using it up to now!! still rocking!!!

WP is bad for nokia coz people know that they are the best in everything mobile related! so an OS that isnt their's is not good for nokia's image! coz its still the best if they have their own OS/software! so i am really angry to nokia to ditch symbian instead of rewriting it, i mean they have sources even back in 2009/2010 when they saw that symbian's sales is climbing down! or just continue meego!! meego is an awesome software even in just version 1! and people and critics alike love the N9!

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:21 4

19. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


lol on u...... people still think dying company can beat note3 lolololololol
havnt u heard less people are buying WP..... MS fails big time.....

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:15 11

21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I hope and pray that WP leaps to the first spot so bad that it'll leave people like you speechless!!
I'm tired of reading comments like yours...if they are dying, why is it on the news about the growth of the OS??
You can be an analyst that never has a clue!!

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:12 1

40. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yeah, hope and pray! lol

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:47 2

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Really OZ? Why do you people want an OEM to die? If you don't want to buy 'em or use 'em, why not leave it alone??

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:01 1

31. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


People said the sake thing about android when it came out as a contender of the smartphones of the day, look at it now...

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:03 1

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I've never seen anyone using Nokia WP handset! Alot of Apple Samsung and Sony are to be seen.

Nokias days are gone, no one buys them.

Outdated feautres and with hardly any good Apps and games™

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:29 1

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


+1. I see more Nokia smartphones in a MS store than anywhere else. Carrier exclusives are hurting Nokia sales. The exclusive cuts out the non-exclusive carrier customers, which is just plain dumb.

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:13 1

41. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Hey, people still have the right to dream..

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:07 1

26. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


And most important: NOKIA'S HARDWARE!

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:40 15

3. mayax (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


this design bezel free with android will kill all phones out there. i been waiting for a bezel free screen phone for a year now and its not coming

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:47 10

6. SIGPRO (Posts: 1534; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


I hope Nokia will never user Android, Androis is not a good os in my opinion, and yes i own Droid device. Android is slow, laggy an still has a lot of bugs.
And project butter fot JB....please my girl has a Experia T, i upgraded her phone from ics to JB and geus what the phone lags even more, sound is gone often or her alarm is not riging. Or the device changes the time automatically to some random time! So no Android for me anymore!

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:18 7

23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Android is a good OS, but it doesn't match with Nokia.

The only good OS for Nokia is Windows Phone!

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:48 1

29. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True with it's outdated slow tech hardwares™

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:17 2

44. ZeroCide (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


your comments are old and outdated

posted on 03 May 2013, 13:43

51. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


TROLL, your comments are outdated, I think you need an upgrade.

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:41 12

4. best_ (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


OHO , amazing . GOGO Nokia , every day good news from there !!

posted on 03 May 2013, 13:35

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


waiting for Nokia Event 2013 around sep or oct..........!!!

posted on 03 May 2013, 03:48

7. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


That thing looks tight! Look for Verizon to get this 7 months after att get it.

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