Elop: New Lumia device is anticipated to have hero status with a leading US carrier

Elop: New Lumia device is anticipated to have hero status with a leading US carrier
In a call with Nokia investors following the company's Q1 earnings report, CEO Stephen Elop dropped a hint that a new "hero" Lumia device is soon going to launch with a major US carrier. Naturally, the Nokia Lumia 928 is what comes to mind, as the handset is expected to be offered by Verizon Wireless.

"Later this quarter a new Lumia device is anticipated to have hero status with a leading US carrier."

The Lumia 928 is expected to be a strong alternative to Nokia's current flagship, the 920, which is exclusively available from AT&T in the States. It is currently believed that the new handset will be equipped with a sizable 4.5" OLED screen and a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, but all of that is yet to be confirmed.

In addition, Elop mentioned that the "hero" Lumia will mark the beginning of what's going to be a whole season of new product introductions. The company has been quite secretive lately, so we'll have to wait some more before we get any substantial information regarding its future endeavors.

via: TechRadar

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  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am wondering how the 'hero' status occurs. What does it save the carrier from? I am not being snarky. Elop's choice of the word hero caused me to wonder what would be conferring hero status.

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

he was drunked..

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't know about the carriers and stuff, but every CEO, one or the other, talks 'hero' of their flagships. Not trying to justify Elop's words...i agree the hero word is kind of strong. Somehow, the 928 is an alternative to the 920...so, i don't know. Maybe he's talking of something else?

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

EOS EOS EOS EOS,,,,,,,,,,,,Or Catwalk

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"Hero" status implies it has the carrier's attention and focus with marketing and prodict-placement in advertising and in-store, and usually the sales staff are outfitted with them, much like the iphones of yesteryear or the Lumia 920 when it was fresh for AT&T, or the original EVO for sprint, or the droid line for verizon

3. Cecilia

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

I think the new 928 looks ugly HTC 8X look better.

6. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Said no one ever.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't think it's about looks anymore...it's bout performance. The 8X doesn't have anything particular to offer except for the looks.

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They both look nice if it were aluminium

5. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Umm, I think that hero would be NOKIA EOS ;)

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

or Catwalk

9. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Bring it on Nokia! Especially a 7-8" tablet.

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Poor Nokia users ! Waste their money in Nokia 920 with WP.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope you do know that people do prefer other OS's other than Android and iOS. Just letting you know in case you didn't.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i like your profile pic dude.....looks good

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@Troll, you devil you. Its the first time I've seen you say something close to positive! @sergiobr how do you feel sorry for me/us? I love my L920. It does everything I need to do for my daily everyday life beautifully and with ease. Therefore I do not need your pity nor did i waste my money. @Droid_x_Doug, I'd give you a thumb down but I can't.

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