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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Lumia 928
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8


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