Nokia said to be shopping for carrier to have exclusive on hero phone; 6 inch phablet coming?

Nokia said to be shopping for carrier to have exclusive on hero phone; 6 inch phablet coming?
The latest speculation involving Finnish manufacturer Nokia involves the next 'hero' device for the OEM. After reporting that Nokia Lumia sales picked up 27% on a sequential basis to 5.6 million units in the first quarter, CEO Stephen Elop said that he is looking for a U.S. carrier to offer Nokia's next hero device on an exclusive basis. The OEM also seeks such a partner for a U.K. release of the same model, which is supposedly launching before the end of the current quarter.

While the Nokia Lumia 928 is set to be introduced this month by Verizon, this model would seem the logical choice to be the hero phone mentioned by Elop. But with some comments made by Chief Financial Officer Timo Ihamuotila focusing on imaging, perhaps the hero phone will be the oft-rumored Nokia Lumia EOS model which is purportedly a Windows Phone flavored handset with a 41MP camera on back. This would be the same sensor used by the rear camera on the Symbian powered Nokia 808 PureView.

Another interesting piece of gossip came from Mobile Today Magazine, which said that Nokia will launch a phablet in the fourth quarter of this year. The 6 inch device will be priced in a range of £400 to £500 ($621 USD to $776 USD) powered by Windows Phone 8. Nokia's CEO Elop stated that he was willing to experiment with different form factors. "We have a lot of juice ahead, as it relates to the Lumia product lines," noted Elop.

source: MobileToday via WMPoweruser

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1. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Omg!1080p amoled clearblack ,12mp pureview ,wp9 and the sexy look...go to hell note 3!that will be in my pocket soon!

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Yes but Windows Phone.............. Why ? :(


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ok people please stop crying about WP, this is the way it is nothing you can change with your tears! I am glad Nokia did not go for Android, WP is way faster and snappier than Android. And no i do not own a WP device i use ICS and Meego, but i played with some WP devices. My nex phone will be a Nokia.....i am waiting for the EOS. Also i might the Jolla phone.

9. ap2012

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Windows phone almost has no apps and games

12. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

You need to attend math classes regularly and learn how to count


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Stop lying WP store has over 135.000 apps, like you need a millions apps on your phone! Stop trolling and get a life!

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

Why on earth would you reply to a bot?

16. srimob

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You have no eyes and no brain...

24. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

That's so true ... It is still 2011 right? Oh, it's 2013 and that isn't true anymore. Oh, ok. I'll stop talking out my a$$ now.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Eye™ totally agree with you™

43. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

What rock have you been hiding under.

55. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

WP isnt really bad.. i find it bad for nokia! coz we all know that nokia is the REAL LEADER in innovation and they marry software and hardware perfectly that it could last up to 10 years! my sister bought 6630 last 2004 then 3 years after she pass it down to me (since we are not rich and i love having it around!) then i pass it to my father (yes, you heard that right i pass it to my father) and he is still using it up to now!! still rocking!!! WP is bad for nokia coz people know that they are the best in everything mobile related! so an OS that isnt their's is not good for nokia's image! coz its still the best if they have their own OS/software! so i am really angry to nokia to ditch symbian instead of rewriting it, i mean they have sources even back in 2009/2010 when they saw that symbian's sales is climbing down! or just continue meego!! meego is an awesome software even in just version 1! and people and critics alike love the N9!

19. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol on u...... people still think dying company can beat note3 lolololololol havnt u heard less people are buying WP..... MS fails big time.....

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I hope and pray that WP leaps to the first spot so bad that it'll leave people like you speechless!! I'm tired of reading comments like yours...if they are dying, why is it on the news about the growth of the OS?? You can be an analyst that never has a clue!!

40. SleepingOz unregistered

Yeah, hope and pray! lol

47. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Really OZ? Why do you people want an OEM to die? If you don't want to buy 'em or use 'em, why not leave it alone??

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

People said the sake thing about android when it came out as a contender of the smartphones of the day, look at it now...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I've never seen anyone using Nokia WP handset! Alot of Apple Samsung and Sony are to be seen. Nokias days are gone, no one buys them. Outdated feautres and with hardly any good Apps and games™

35. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+1. I see more Nokia smartphones in a MS store than anywhere else. Carrier exclusives are hurting Nokia sales. The exclusive cuts out the non-exclusive carrier customers, which is just plain dumb.

41. SleepingOz unregistered

Hey, people still have the right to dream..

26. TheBitterTruth unregistered

And most important: NOKIA'S HARDWARE!

3. mayax

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

this design bezel free with android will kill all phones out there. i been waiting for a bezel free screen phone for a year now and its not coming


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I hope Nokia will never user Android, Androis is not a good os in my opinion, and yes i own Droid device. Android is slow, laggy an still has a lot of bugs. And project butter fot JB....please my girl has a Experia T, i upgraded her phone from ics to JB and geus what the phone lags even more, sound is gone often or her alarm is not riging. Or the device changes the time automatically to some random time! So no Android for me anymore!

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Android is a good OS, but it doesn't match with Nokia. The only good OS for Nokia is Windows Phone!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True with it's outdated slow tech hardwares™

44. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

your comments are old and outdated

51. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

TROLL, your comments are outdated, I think you need an upgrade.

4. best_

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

OHO , amazing . GOGO Nokia , every day good news from there !!

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

waiting for Nokia Event 2013 around sep or oct..........!!!

7. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

That thing looks tight! Look for Verizon to get this 7 months after att get it.

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