Report: Nokia considers building a phablet for 2014
The latest buzz around the water cooler is that a Nokia phablet will be offered in 2014 with the OEM looking for suppliers. The GDR3 update for Windows Phone that is due out late this year will allow Nokia to offer the 1080 x 1920 resolution on a large screen that will produce a pixel density high enough to compete with other high-end models. Remember, we are talking about a possible 6 inch Windows Phone powered model on a platform that has not gone over 4.5 inches.
Speaking of that, you might recall that earlier this month we passed along the rumor that Nokia was going to introduce the Nokia Lumia 625 during the May 14th media event. According to the source, this is a low to mid-range Windows Phone with the largest screen ever seen on a Windows Phone flavored model at 4.7 inches. A 480 x 800 resolution on the glass reminds us that this not a top-shelf device.
So far, only Huawei and Samsung have crossed the 6 inch barrier with the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Huawei is apparently taking things up a notch with the word that the Chinese OEM is working on a 6.5 inch smartphone which would surpass the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate.
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when the HTC HD2, at 4.3 inches, was considered to be incredibly large.
2. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
WP 8.x to be more exact, but then who's counting? ;o)
13. Credo (Posts: 690; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I had a feeling you would react like this before i even opened this page, not suprised, it's actually funny you waste time to let Windows Phone lovers lol every time ! :D
17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So you're saying you would rather still enjoy Wp8 in 2014, and not Wp9, how so weird!
Looks like you lot don't want Wp8 to progress?
Wp9. Would improve alot: support 1080p, quadcore, 444Ppi, Adreno320,330 Gpu, better enhanced open source feautres...
23. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
The Windows Blue patch is due to be released next month, and will offer a ton of improvements for both the desktop OS and Windows Phone...
However, Android and iOS both need to update their look and functions. The speed at which Android runs on low end and mid-range mobile devices is absolutely pitiful!
25. trexnkrumpets (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
That naming isn't good for marketing. Since prev owners of wp7 devices didn't have compatibility with wp8. WP8 is a different beast where it can be upgraded a LOT more easily. New Version's going forward with 8 don't leave Developers in the dust to Redo their apps from the ground up with each release. Windows Phone 8: Blue is what I bet they'll go with. It sounds better. And they're not going to release WINDOWS 9 next year. They want it to be universal between all their devices (Microsoft). Than after Blue, they can call it whatever the heck they want like how Android is like ... Froyo... Gingerbread...Ice Cream Sammywich... JellyBean... KeyLime Pie. (Windows Phone 8: Blue, Durango?, yadaydaydayda)
22. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
5'' inch screen 1080p, quad core 2 or 3GB ram, better gpu, and some nokia's goodies.
24. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Nobody cares. Just give me Android 5.0: Key Lime Pie already!
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Will you stop with the brick thingy if i hit you with it??
11. Damo579 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I have a 920 and the weight doesn't bother me,considreing the hardware that's inside.
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26. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Mid-range hardware which performs like High end hardware. learn to complete the sentences.
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And how that change what SleepingOz has said? You just admitted with SleepingOz that it is mid-range hardware.
30. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)
2012, Nokia “HAAC” Rich Recording -------> 2013,on htc one
2012, Nokia OIS ---------------------------------> 2013, on htc one
2012, Nokia low light performance ----------> 2013, on htc one
2012, Nokia super sensitive screern--------->2013, on samsung galaxy s4
2012, Nokia wireless charging-----------------> maybe in 2014 on htc and samsung .
You have something more clever to say?
4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Hm...what more can i say about the sizes? They're getting too big for my own face.
Holding it and operating it or typing on to a phablet isn't much of a problem, the problem comes when you cover your face with it for a call.
15. timepilot84 (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
That's only a problem if you have an elfin head.
6. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)
it would be nice if its a full windows 8 phablet...anyway more inprovements will surely come to windows phone..lets just wait and see :)
7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
What the hell you want a Pc operating system on a phone... That's like have os X on the iPhone.. . There are mobile oses for a reason...
8. MistB (Posts: 551; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
yes! Hopefully it will have windows 8 functionality or at least an updated windows phone 9 UI, I think Nokia are savouring this up in time to rival either the Note 3 or dare day....Note 4. I actually don't mind them taking their time with this as long as it churns out a decent return and has up to date specifications with the added pureview 41 mp sensor, guaranteed that Samsung will be taking Nokia as a serious threat in this department.
10. jibraihimi (Posts: 667; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Hope they keep the bezel to minimum, because if the bezel on this 6" device is about the size of Lumia 920/925/928, then it will be bigger in size than Galaxy Tab 7.0
14. Credo (Posts: 690; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
The bezel on the Lumia 920 is beautifull, i never liked bezel's, but i have to admitt, i love it on my 920 ;)
12. -box- (Posts: 3728; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
HTC Titan II had a 4.7" screen as I recall. Granted, WP7.5, but when using superlatives one must strive for accuracy
16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
True. The original Titan also had a 4.7" screen.
18. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
HD2 is always the golden example of being a large phonel Love it!
20. Taters (Posts: 2647; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Since the 920 was 10.6 mm thick and 185g, that would ballpark this to be the same size and weight as a Nexus 7 or iPad mini. Oh my..would that even be considered a phablet. The 920 is already the same weight as one and its bulkyness wasn't too far behind phablet levels already...
27. bomariam1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 May 2012)
Nokia and bad choises, I have through my WP8 laptop away.
why they don't do like HTC, SONY and SAMSUNG.
they don't stick to one IOS.
and yes I sold Lumia 920 becuase it runs WP, and toke HTC ONE.
28. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
oh really ?you sold your L920 because it runs on WP8 ...
if that's the reason then why you bought it in first place.....
I must say you have bad taste....