The Verge: Nokia working on 6" phablet with high-end camera


Sources tell The Verge Nokia (NOK -0.5%) is testing a 6" phablet (codenamed Bandit) that will sport a 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU (the 800 is a good bet), a polycarbonate body, and a camera with a 20MP or higher resolution. AT&T is also testing the phone, and a launch is planned for later this year.

Not surprisingly, Bandit is said to include Windows Phone's upcoming GDR3 update, which allows the OS to support 1080p displays and quad-core CPUs.

The FT previously reported Nokia is working on a phablet, and a July Chinese image leak depicted what's said to be the device's display glass.

The Verge also reports Nokia plans to bring the aluminum Lumia 925 (currently sold by T-Mobile USA) to additional U.S. carriers.

The site reported on Friday a Nokia Windows RT tablet launch event is tentatively set for Sep. 26.

From other sites
Comments (6)
  • edelsteijn
    , contributor
    Comments (144) | Send Message
     
    Great news and a big step forward!
    Nokia already is back in the smartphone arena. Now covering the complete spectrum and ready to fully attack Samsung and seriously hurt Apple.
    My estimation is a more then 100% growth in Nokia smartpone-sales coming quarters. That's why I am long Nokia.
    19 Aug 2013, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • Alverman
    , contributor
    Comments (22) | Send Message
     
    If the specs are right this will be my next Windows Phone.
    19 Aug 2013, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • JoseV
    , contributor
    Comments (401) | Send Message
     
    The "phablet" is a very worthy endeavor since its the next step in the integration of Smartphones, Tablets & Laptops. However, the Windows Rt would be huge mistake on Nokia's part!
    19 Aug 2013, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • DWD Investing
    , contributor
    Comments (13056) | Send Message
     
    Jose,

     

    They are going to offer both. RT is the lower end Win offering and Win 8 the full OS offering, with a premium price.

     

    I'm not so sure the RT offering is a bad idea. Consider that for the price of a full Win 8 tablet, you can get a full Win 8 laptop. If I have to choose between a Win 8 platform on a tablet or a full laptop, I'm going laptop. I still may want a tablet for tablet like functions, at which time I could purchase a cheap RT.
    22 Aug 2013, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • Richard Waldren
    , contributor
    Comments (269) | Send Message
     
    Did you people see the ad this weekend from MSFT on the nokia phone. First one I ever saw. Looking good.
    19 Aug 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • Mullchess
    , contributor
    Comments (20) | Send Message
     
    What I like about NOKIA is that they know Product Marketing, they know the low end market extremely well, they are strong in R&D, they are learning the high end smart phone market quickly, and they are willing to take risks. Windows RT is a risk but the reward potential is high. I'm long on NOKIA.
    22 Aug 2013, 01:46 AM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Hub
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs