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New 8 inch tablet prototype also leaks

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 Windows RT 8.1 tablet and the 6-inch Lumia 1520/1320 phablets -- plus some slick accessories like the "Treasure Tag" -- at Nokia World, more fresh devices are leaking from the Nokia Devices brand.

I. Lumia 929 Set to Rock Verizon

First up is the Lumia 929.  The Lumia 929 will be an iterative bump to Nokia's line to keep up with Jones, i.e. the Android OEMs who are flocking to the quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is becoming available at last from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM).

Under Microsoft's guidance, Nokia is moving to a more aggressive device rollout schedule, and the Lumia 929 is proof of that.

The device is set to go on sale at Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) Verizon Wireless brand -- the largest LTE carrier in the U.S. -- and is also rumored to be an exclusive (for the holidays at least).  The phone runs Windows Phone 8 Update 3, the last major update to arrive before Windows Phone 8.1.

Lumia 929
  • Price :
    • ??
  • Form Factor
  • Size:   ??
  • Weight: ??
  • Colors
    • glossy white
    • matte black
  • Screen
    • 5.0 inches
    • 1080p (1920x1080 pixel)
    • 440 ppi
    • AMOLED
    • Gorilla Glass 3
  • SoC
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
      • 2.26 GHz quad-core ARM Krait 400 CPU
      • Adreno 330 GPU
  • RAM:
    • 2 GB DRAM
  • Battery
    • ??
  • Storage
    • Internal
    • 32 GB
    • No microSD
  • Camera(s)
    • Rear
      • 20MP (with PureView optical stabilization)
    • Front
      • 1.3MP
  • Connectivity
    • LTE
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • Bluetooth v4.0
    • NFC
  • Other
    • Qi charging

Another leak -- from top Nokia leaker @ev-leaks on Twitter -- revealed an upcoming 8-inch Windows RT tablet from the Nokia Devices brand. 
The tablet is rumored to be in the testing phase under the codename "Illusionist" and will be only Nokia's second large-size tablet computer following the 10-inch Lumia 2520.  If the Lumia 2520 is any clue, the 8-inch Lumia device may pack higher end hardware and a slightly higher sticker price than possible 7-to-8-inch Microsoft Surface branded devices.

The Verge has offered direct confirmation from Nokia Devices that the 8-incher is indeed real.  They add that it will pack a Qualcomm chip (likely the Snapdragon 800).  The small tablet is reportedly due out later next year along with budget Lumia 1310.

Sources: WPCentral, EV Leaks, The Verge

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RE: Doesn't matter.
By troysavary on 11/5/2013 4:15:24 AM , Rating: 3
What about the Galaxy Round, or the Galaxy Ace, or maybe the Galaxy Pocket Neo. Then there are the Galaxy letters, the S line, Y line, R line, M line, and W line. Within just the S4 line, we have the S4, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, and S4 Active. Don't forget the Galaxy Wonder, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Win, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Stellar, Galaxy Chat. I could go on and on, but I hope my point has been made. Tell me, without Googling it, what all those are and how they are different. And I just scratched the surface of the Galaxy line.

RE: Doesn't matter.
By Reclaimer77 on 11/5/2013 9:00:14 AM , Rating: 1
What point? That Samsung, the world leading smartphone seller, uses names rather than random numbers.

Thanks for making MY point.

RE: Doesn't matter.
By Labotomizer on 11/5/2013 9:40:56 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure the names are any more logical than the numbers I think was his point...

RE: Doesn't matter.
By kleinma on 11/5/2013 12:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, especially when if you ask any non tech savvy person what kind of phone they have, they will say "galaxy", and that is probably all they will say.

RE: Doesn't matter.
By Reflex on 11/5/2013 1:21:02 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, this is exactly my point. I do not think most people could tell you what Galaxy product is better than which other Galaxy products, or infer much about them. The only ones where I think they could are the ones that have numbers such as the S series.

RE: Doesn't matter.
By ClownPuncher on 11/5/2013 1:48:46 PM , Rating: 1
You can't even criticize the hardware or OS anymore, so now you're mad about naming conventions? Shit, I'd offer to buy you one if I didn't know you'd get your olive oil fingerprints all over it. ;p

RE: Doesn't matter.
By Reclaimer77 on 11/5/2013 1:58:16 PM , Rating: 1
Left like your Jew ass ever bought something for someone else! :)

And of course I can still criticize that ugly mess of a UI :p

RE: Doesn't matter.
By ClownPuncher on 11/5/2013 2:26:25 PM , Rating: 2
I am cheap, that might be why I'm still using an old Blackberry from 2009.

RE: Doesn't matter.
By troysavary on 11/5/2013 2:09:22 PM , Rating: 2
So, then, explain to me what the difference between that myriad of Galaxies is. Your original point was that Nokia makes a ton of phones with no easy way to tell them apart. I pointed out that Samsung makes a ton more with even less distinction. Most of those modifiers to the Galaxy name give absolutely no clue how they are different.

To give an even more ludicrous example, there is the Galaxy Player line. They are Samsung's answer to the iPod touch. Except in Europe they are called the Galaxy S Wifi. So does that make them a phone that also has wifi? No, that makes them a music player with wifi. But someone who equates Galaxy S with Samsung's flagship phone could be confused there, not realizing he wasn't even looking at a phone.

Nokia's lineup is much less confusing than Samsung's.

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