Nokia (NOK -0.2%) needs to release a Lumia phone with a 5" display, argues IDC's Francisco...

Nokia (NOK -0.2%) needs to release a Lumia phone with a 5" display, argues IDC's Francisco Jeronimo. "“People are using smartphones in different ways now ... A 5-inch screen for a smartphone just feels right in the hand." Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV features a 5" 1080p display, while Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 uses a 4.5" 1280x768 display. A Nokia spokesman says the company is assessing consumer interest in larger smartphones.

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  • silverscreen
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    2 Apr 2013, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • Uncommon Sense
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    "A 5-inch screen for a smartphone just feels right in the hand"


    So all customers have the same hand size now?
    2 Apr 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • stealthology
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    Not only that; it's hard to one hand a large screen sized phone even with larger hands. Bigger is not hands down better.
    2 Apr 2013, 08:56 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    The stock has gone nowhere lately.


    SOMETHING has to be done to grow net earnings.


    Where is the buzz for Nokia phones? It definitely is not at the stores!
    2 Apr 2013, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • dhdhoora
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    Agree 100%. I stopped in local Best Buy today to see how the Lumias were being presented and discussed by salespersons. Basically, a non-starter. One measley Lumia 900 -- no 920s on display. Nothing to have Lumia stand out. Microsoft also had a major display with their Surface tablet and a very nice HP touchscreen PC featuring Windows 8. Along side this display was the HTC 8x Nokia knockoff. Unless you're a Nokia lover or knowledgeable WP 8 guru, you'll NEVER pick up the 920... Sigh... Nokia is lost in the crowd and right now, and does not appear to be getting any traction. One of many...


    All the very best,
    2 Apr 2013, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • alphaRAJU
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    Hopefully the Noklet is coming!
    2 Apr 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • panzer1961
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    The Nokia Lumia 920 weighs 65% more than the iPhone and 39% for the Galaxy 111 and you are suggesting they make it larger. What are you smoking? Feels like holding a brick in it's current configuration
    2 Apr 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    This from a contributor named 'Panzer'... LOL
    2 Apr 2013, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • sourdo
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    I chose the 820 over the 920 because I liked the way it felt and the smaller size fits in my Carhartt bibs top pocket. The screen size is fine for me too. I'm ok with the weight also, feels like something solid in my hands.


    sourdo (long NOK)
    2 Apr 2013, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • Seriouspatt
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    That's exactly the same reason why I've decided to go for the 820 too. The 920 is too big and the non-replacable battery is a no-go in my mind, but that's just how things go in times of the throwaway society.


    ...however, I can imagine a bigger device would allure some customers. And why not bring a Nokia Tablet since WP8 is pretty well connected to Windows Office?!


    Long Nokia.
    2 Apr 2013, 05:09 PM Reply Like
  • shengwong
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    The Nokia 920 looks and feels like the 'real thing'; a fun and professional looking personal tool, and who minds the extra few grams in weight?! The European culture is generally conservative and unhurried. Asian culture is a totally different ball game. Samsung have come a long way. With vast amounts of resources, they have perfected their art at marketing toyish looking products by providing nice features and overshadowing other players. It will be quite a climb for Nokia due to their general lack of publicity, but I think innovation will remain the backbone of Nokia and they will achieve great success in the longer term and benefit discerning users. Actually a year on, it will be a completely different story.
    2 Apr 2013, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • stealthology
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    Um, no.. bigger is not always hands down 'better'. There's a reason the iPhone 5 didn't have as big of a screen; it makes one handed use MUCH easier. I use the 920, and I often drop it on my face when one handing it in bed. This coming from a iPhone user of 6 years.
    2 Apr 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I still believe that $MSFT has enough say in $NOK products to prevent a Nokia "Surface-Mini" because it would cannibalize the Surface Pro, much as the iPad Mini did the iPad
    2 Apr 2013, 09:24 PM Reply Like
  • flybywire54
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    I am very satisfied with my 920 screen size and wouldn't want anything bigger then that . I also find oversized phones rather ugly . But that is me and I am European .
    There is a market for bigger phones and Nokia should not ignore it . Many in China for example don't have a laptop and rely on their phone to browse the net . Should Nokia decide to go for it , in my opinion they should go for frankly bigger like the note 2 . A gain of 0.5 inches on screen size only is not enough in terms of product differentiation with the rest of their models . Just my opinion .
    2 Apr 2013, 10:01 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I agree that .5 inch is not worth the revamp, but the Mini-Tablet should have been about ready to go to market soon IMO, I eagerly await the April 18 announcements, as well as the 928 on Verizon.
    2 Apr 2013, 11:46 PM Reply Like
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