Head of Nokia France hints that a higher-end Lumia and Windows 8 tablet is in the works

Head of Nokia France hints that a higher-end Lumia and Windows 8 tablet is in the works
The Head of Nokia’s outpost in France hinted to the LesEchos newspaper that not only is a higher-end Lumia Windows Phone on tap for the near future but the company also has a Windows 8 tablet planned by June of 2012.

When speaking of the recently announced Nokia Lumia series of devices the head of operations in France likened them to BMW cars. The Lumia 800 is the equivalent of the BMW 5 series but soon Nokia will have “a full range with a 7 series and a 3 series.” He didn’t say but it is safe to assume that the Lumia 710 fits the mold of the BMW 3 series (not counting the M3).

What device could we expect to fit the shoes of a 7 series? Could it possibly be the rumored Nokia Ace that is said to feature a 4.3-inch ClearBlack Super AMOLED display and a zippy 1.4GHz processor? Only time will tell.

In addition to the hinting of a high-end Nokia Lumia device he also said that they plan on shipping a Windows 8 tablet by June of 2012. No further details were given but that target seems to be a little quicker than the rumored fall release date for Windows 8 tablets.

What would want to see from Nokia in their next Lumia series device in order to relate it to the BMW 7 series? From a hardware standpoint there really isn’t much they can do beyond a larger screen until future Windows Phone updates bring support for LTE, HD screens, dual-core processors etc.  Tell us what you think.

source: WMPoweruser

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Lumia 710
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
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  • Storage 8 GB
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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Nokia will make market for WP as Samsung did for Android.

2. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Actually, it was HTC.

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Sorry for the wrong info!!

4. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

They can add a keyboard thats better than HTC ;-) and support CDMA Networks

5. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

If the Lumia 800 is a 5 series... then I want to see a BMW M5... and a BMW 7 series.

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