Nokia 6-inch Lumia 1520 Phablet Gets Pictured, Headed for Oct. 22 Launch Event
September 16, 2013 3:47 PM
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Nokia's biggest Windows Phone yet sees its unveil bumped a month, but that shouldn't impact its Nov. sale date
Like many rumors, reports that Microsoft Corp. (
Nokia Oyj. (
) would unveil its upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR3
six-inch phablet at a Sept. 26 press event
in New York City proved premature. Nokia reportedly opted to bump that unveil date till Oct. 22, according to
@evleaks Twitter account
While fans and those curious will be disappointed at the wait, the later unveil actually makes more sense as the device itself doesn't start shipping (reportedly) until November.
Meanwhile image leaks continue. A user of Chinese microblogging site Weibo posted an image purportedly of
a Lumia 1520
. Mysteriously, though, the device is branded with a Verizon Wireless logo. AT&T, Inc. (
) previously had been rumored to get the device first. But it now looks like Verizon Wireless -- now a sole subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (
) -- may get a piece of the action as well.
A Lumia 1520 leaked shot shows Verizon Wireless branding. [Image Source: Weibo]
A second leak, from a Chinese telecommunications regulatory employee testing the upcoming device (
as noted by
), reveals/confirms the following spec for the device:
quad-core Qualcomm Inc. (
) Snapdragon 800 SoC
on-die LTE (via Snapdragon chip)
2GB of RAM
32GB of storage
20-megapixel rear-facing camera
6-inch 1080p (1920x1080 pixel) display
Pictures of the device (above) also were leaked by the employee.
More reported Lumia 1520 shots [Image Source: CTechCN]
Sales of the Lumia Windows Phone
have been picking up steam
of late. Nokia's colorful designs and
strong camera hardware
, paired with Microsoft's distinctive new UI propelled Windows Phone to be
the fastest growing platform in Q2 2013
That fresh success has rivals taking note. For example Apple, Inc. (
) moved away from its typical industrial designs,
releasing the iPhone 5C
, which took design cues from the iPod Nano (painted metal) and the colorful Lumia. It could be argued that the iPhone 5C
borrows most strongly from the Lumia's design cues
, given its plastic body (versus the metal in the iPod Nanos). Analysts were
not impressed by that effort from Apple
, which some decried as a "me-too" product.
@evleaks on Twitter
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RE: Very Nice
9/16/2013 5:21:42 PM
I want my phone to be a phone.
What does that even mean? Everyone wants their phone to be a phone. And everyone makes calls with their phone. Pretty sure smartphones are pretty good at being a *gasp* phone these days.
Unless you still have an iPhone 4 and 'hold it wrong' heh.
RE: Very Nice
9/16/2013 9:05:00 PM
You would be surprised. While a lot of the flagship smartphones make phenomenal phone calls, there are still a ton of low and mid-range devices that are jacks of all trades, and masters of none. This is in fact one of the many reasons HTC has so many issues. As a phone, they just sucked, even if they were mildly competent in other areas. Now they have fixed many of their issues (including the phone call issues by 'accidentally' stealing tech from Nokia), but it seems to be too little too late even though the HTC One may be one of the best devices of the year.
"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone
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