Microsoft might enter the phablet game with an extra row of live tiles for 5"+ Windows Phones

After the inevitable support of Full HD 1080 displays, Microsoft is now tipped to lay the groundwork for large 5"+ handsets by outfitting the deck of Live Tiles with an additional row, where appropriate. Translation - Windows Phone will enter the phablet game with the upcoming fall version of its mobile OS:

source: ZDNet via WPDaily



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

we added a extra row of icons , its revolutionary ....wait that's Apple's line ..

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

apple ll sue them coz every new row patent by apple...... MS beware adding new row......

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It looks a bit too cluttered messy, how about that extra screen space on left side used as a vertical bar for notifications, touch the bar to pull out to see preview (opps, sounds like copying BB10 OS, but meego was also like that i think), and if u swype the screen on the right u see full notification center. At least it is not a pull down from the top like Android and iOS.

20. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Yeah instead of an extra column they should add something like a charms menu.

28. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

This sounds like a great Idea to me. Charms works really well on Win8, I think it would feel right at home on a large phone like this.

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

my thought exaclty but it wasnt revolutionary but Iphonary dont know why this guy pointed out as a tunt or complement

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I like this concept, going wider instead of taller. I'd like a slightly larger screen than the 4.5" on the Lumia 920, and 5"-ish with the same overall approximate body size would be great. I'd keep the right column empty to emulate the look of WP7 with the swipe-left to get to the app list, or leave some spaces blank

26. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Swipe left pulls up the app list. I think it should be swipe right from the left side of the screen.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they are making more size tiles......!!!

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

WOAH, nice. Loving this, can't wait for the next Windows Phone!

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Expect Nokia Lumia Mega 6.3 inches.. hahahaha

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Well maybe not that, but it is time for Microsoft and Nokia to mix things up a bit with their phones.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If you mean "mix it up" to mean "offer more high-end options", yes. They have the low- and mid-spec markets well covered (5xx-8xx)

27. Dastrix unregistered

Time for some serious Lumia action!

3. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

This simpy shows that future flagship phones are getting bigger, i just dont like this. I could imagine in another year all flagships are more than 5 inches in size.

6. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

agree, in the next few years, our so called "Phablet" is now as big as a tablet

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dont say it i hate 5 inchers its too big for long calling and onehand usage :(

22. Aeires unregistered

Flagship: the finest, largest, or most important one of a series, network, or chain. *Merriam Webster Emphasis should be on finest, not largest. It's almost like the OEM's don't think a medium sized phone can be powerful. While I don't mind a 5" phone, these new Mega phones are ridiculous.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

I applaud this move by Microsoft. If you're gonna make a bigger phone, there's no reason why the extra screen real estate shouldn't be taken advantage of. The original Note allowed for a 5x5 grid of icons as opposed to the standard 4x4 on most Android phones. I was a little disappointed to find that this functionality was absent on the Note 2. Hopefully, it will return on the Note 3.

11. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Apple will sue them.

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is fun. Windows Phone is just chipping away at sales, features, and options. My wife loves WP, but desperately wants a larger screen then her 4.7" Titan 2. Be nice if I can tell her our next set of phones she can have her choices.

19. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

ROW or COLUMN? Get it right please. Your title says row, but thats silly since users can add infinite numbers of rows to their start screen. Then your article said column which makes more sense.

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, yeah! Welcome to the phablet world, Nokia! :)

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia will go till 5".......that's a nokia limit....!!!

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, I hope Nokia is not going the BIG way till 6.3", I don't wish to see a Nokia Lumia Mega. :)

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