Nokia already teasing the "next major launch" for later this year
posted by Michael H. / Jul 11, 2013, 1:11 PM
It's pretty common to expect two major releases per year from a mobile manufacturer. Regardless of the smaller releases, Samsung's major releases are the Galaxy S in the spring and the Galaxy Note in the fall. HTC has the One in the spring and the One mini in the fall. Even Google is expected to release the Nexus 7 this month, and the Nexus 5 and 10 refresh in the fall. So, it sounds like Nokia is going with the 1020 now, and another "major launch" in time for the holiday season.
The key of course is the word "major", which implies it won't be refreshes or variants on the 1020, like the Lumia 925 and 928 were compared to the 920. "Major" implies a flagship device worthy of a larger model number bump. Of course, implying something and actually delivering are two different things, so we'll have to wait and see what's to come from Nokia.
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Hmm.....major launch? Must be the Nokia Lumia Tablet that many people have been waiting for.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 1:14 PM 20
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It could also be an L1020 with 1080p screen resolution and quad core (S800 anyone?) CPU with Adreno 330 GPU. Timing would seem to mesh with WP released with support for the screen resolution and quad cores. An L1020 on VZW (L1028 model designation for VZW) with a 1080p screen plus S800 and Adreno 330 would definitely get me to add the L1028 as a back-up phone to my Note III.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 2:32 PM 7
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That isn't Nokia's fault, it's Microsoft's fault. They are the ones who decide what the OS can and can't run on. The problem with Microsoft is that they think they can be like another company I am not allowed to name that comes out with incremental updates every year and still think that customers will buy their devices. It may have worked for that other company, but it sure as heck isn't working for Microsoft. If you think about it, that's one of the reasons Blackberry is not gaining any ground. Nokia is somewhat (although not really according to their quarterly reports that state they are still operating in the red) successful in selling WP8 devices because they are able to offer features that make up for the OS being such a downfall. For example, the Lumia 1020 offers such a great camera that you almost forget that it's still running on pretty much the same hardware as the Lumia 920 which was released in the fall of last year. It's especially evident that the OS is the problem when you look at other offerings from Samsung and HTC. You almost begin to question why they even offer WP8 devices in the first place. The competition between manufacturers that you would normally find in the Android realm is absent in the WP8 space because the OS is so locked down. The only way manufacturers can really set themselves apart is by either changing the camera specifications or the design of the device.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 6:08 PM 1
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Aluminium unibody, Quad Core, 1080p, 2GB RAM, Cool Features, and 41MP Camera pack in this phone i guess.
the next Nokia Flasgship device will launch in Nokia World.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 7:23 PM 1
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got to be the tablet the we heard rumors about.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 1:14 PM 3
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It's got to be a 2500X1600p Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 breathing 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 monster from Nokia. Add to that some great Pureview Optics...
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 1:16 PM 1
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If nokia launch a tablet, it will came with windows RT or pro?
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 1:25 PM 0
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i wish it's a NOKIA phablet with ~6' 1080p screen, with very little bezel, min 2GB RAM, S800 processor, WP 8.1( hoping microsoft doesn't mess up this as well), the very same or better camera as lumia 1020. and yeah of course, A HUGE BATTERY !
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 3:24 PM 1
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Neh, it should have 48 cores, at least 1 TB of RAM and 10 RAID SSDs with an atomic power plant and, off cource, 155,89" screen with 1 gazillion ppi. If not, I'll just get the revolutionary new Note with Android's Lag 2.0, upgradable to Lag+swear the effing shiny slippery plastic 1.0 and free voucher for an extra trailer to carry it arround. and I'll play angrybirds...!
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 4:22 PM 5
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And, although the lag is getting old, Android still can't get rid of it. And Enterprise went boldly where no man had gone before; let us hold in our hands those phones with flexible displays and we'll talk about them, until then, Samsung is just a piece of shiny, ugly non-flexible, breakable plastic.
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 6:38 AM 1
Of course the lag is getting old mate! It's just the fact that Android can never actually be lag free. Not until a long time from now. So it just gets older and older xD Still a looooonnngg way to go for NoLag Beta ver 0.0001 on Android! Dream on! I'm looking forward to it!
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 4:33 PM 0
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