Report: Nokia considers building a phablet for 2014

Report: Nokia considers building a phablet for 2014
According to a published report, Nokia is considering producing a phablet that would be released in 2014. Previous speculation from earlier this month suggested that the Finnish based carrier was working on a 6 inch phablet that would be released in Q4 of this year. Pricing was rumored to be in a range of £400 to £500 ($621 USD to $776 USD) for the device which would be powered by Windows Phone 8.

The latest buzz around the water cooler is that a Nokia phablet will be offered in 2014 with the OEM looking for suppliers. The GDR3 update for Windows Phone that is due out late this year will allow Nokia to offer the 1080 x 1920 resolution on a large screen that will produce a pixel density high enough to compete with other high-end models. Remember, we are talking about a possible 6 inch Windows Phone powered model on a platform that has not gone over 4.5 inches.

Speaking of that, you might recall that earlier this month we passed along the rumor that Nokia was going to introduce the Nokia Lumia 625 during the May 14th media event. According to the source, this is a low to mid-range Windows Phone with the largest screen ever seen on a Windows Phone flavored model at 4.7 inches. A 480 x 800 resolution on the glass reminds us that this not a top-shelf device.

So far, only Huawei and Samsung have crossed the 6 inch barrier with the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Huawei is apparently taking things up a notch with the word that the Chinese OEM is working on a 6.5 inch smartphone which would surpass the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate.

It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when the HTC HD2, at 4.3 inches, was considered to be incredibly large.

source: DigiTimes

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30 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

2014 WP9 not WP8 ®

2. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

WP 8.x to be more exact, but then who's counting? ;o)

9. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

2014 is too long to wait.

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I had a feeling you would react like this before i even opened this page, not suprised, it's actually funny you waste time to let Windows Phone lovers lol every time ! :D Greetzz.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So you're saying you would rather still enjoy Wp8 in 2014, and not Wp9, how so weird! Looks like you lot don't want Wp8 to progress? Wp9. Would improve alot: support 1080p, quadcore, 444Ppi, Adreno320,330 Gpu, better enhanced open source feautres... Weird! ®

23. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Windows Blue patch is due to be released next month, and will offer a ton of improvements for both the desktop OS and Windows Phone... However, Android and iOS both need to update their look and functions. The speed at which Android runs on low end and mid-range mobile devices is absolutely pitiful!

25. trexnkrumpets

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

That naming isn't good for marketing. Since prev owners of wp7 devices didn't have compatibility with wp8. WP8 is a different beast where it can be upgraded a LOT more easily. New Version's going forward with 8 don't leave Developers in the dust to Redo their apps from the ground up with each release. Windows Phone 8: Blue is what I bet they'll go with. It sounds better. And they're not going to release WINDOWS 9 next year. They want it to be universal between all their devices (Microsoft). Than after Blue, they can call it whatever the heck they want like how Android is like ... Froyo... Gingerbread...Ice Cream Sammywich... JellyBean... KeyLime Pie. (Windows Phone 8: Blue, Durango?, yadaydaydayda)

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

5'' inch screen 1080p, quad core 2 or 3GB ram, better gpu, and some nokia's goodies.

24. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Nobody cares. Just give me Android 5.0: Key Lime Pie already!

3. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

brace yourself! another brick is coming

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Will you stop with the brick thingy if i hit you with it??

11. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

I have a 920 and the weight doesn't bother me,considreing the hardware that's inside.

19. SleepingOz unregistered

mid-range hardware..

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, except camera.

26. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Mid-range hardware which performs like High end hardware. learn to complete the sentences.

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And how that change what SleepingOz has said? You just admitted with SleepingOz that it is mid-range hardware.

30. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

2012, Nokia “HAAC” Rich Recording -------> 2013,on htc one 2012, Nokia OIS ---------------------------------> 2013, on htc one 2012, Nokia low light performance ----------> 2013, on htc one 2012, Nokia super sensitive screern--------->2013, on samsung galaxy s4 2012, Nokia wireless charging-----------------> maybe in 2014 on htc and samsung . You have something more clever to say?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hm...what more can i say about the sizes? They're getting too big for my own face. Holding it and operating it or typing on to a phablet isn't much of a problem, the problem comes when you cover your face with it for a call.

15. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

That's only a problem if you have an elfin head.

6. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

it would be nice if its a full windows 8 phablet...anyway more inprovements will surely come to windows phone..lets just wait and see :)

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What the hell you want a Pc operating system on a phone... That's like have os X on the iPhone.. . There are mobile oses for a reason...

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

yes! Hopefully it will have windows 8 functionality or at least an updated windows phone 9 UI, I think Nokia are savouring this up in time to rival either the Note 3 or dare day....Note 4. I actually don't mind them taking their time with this as long as it churns out a decent return and has up to date specifications with the added pureview 41 mp sensor, guaranteed that Samsung will be taking Nokia as a serious threat in this department.

10. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Hope they keep the bezel to minimum, because if the bezel on this 6" device is about the size of Lumia 920/925/928, then it will be bigger in size than Galaxy Tab 7.0

14. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The bezel on the Lumia 920 is beautifull, i never liked bezel's, but i have to admitt, i love it on my 920 ;) Greetzz.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

HTC Titan II had a 4.7" screen as I recall. Granted, WP7.5, but when using superlatives one must strive for accuracy

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

True. The original Titan also had a 4.7" screen.

18. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

HD2 is always the golden example of being a large phonel Love it!

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Since the 920 was 10.6 mm thick and 185g, that would ballpark this to be the same size and weight as a Nexus 7 or iPad mini. Oh my..would that even be considered a phablet. The 920 is already the same weight as one and its bulkyness wasn't too far behind phablet levels already...

27. bomariam1

Posts: 43; Member since: May 08, 2012

Nokia and bad choises, I have through my WP8 laptop away. why they don't do like HTC, SONY and SAMSUNG. they don't stick to one IOS. and yes I sold Lumia 920 becuase it runs WP, and toke HTC ONE.

28. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

oh really ?you sold your L920 because it runs on WP8 ... if that's the reason then why you bought it in first place..... I must say you have bad taste....

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