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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 Labotomizer on 11/5/2013 9:37:47 AM , Rating: 2
Perhaps his point is that there should be different names for Low/High/Tablet? I personally don't understand using the Lumia brand for a tablet and calling it a 2520.

Another good example is it would appear the 929 is a better device than the 1320. It's actually better than the 1020 outside of the camera. I think VZW forced them into the 929 name as I was think something like a 1400 series would have made more sense. High end specs but 5" screen. 1500 could have been 6" screen. Or perhaps move to something even better. A 15xx could equate to the 1 equaling the new SnapDragon, the 5 could represent approximate screen size and the last two could be a revision. So the 929 could have been the 1500, the 1520 could have been the 1600. At least that would make more sense.

Then you have the 2520 tablet... Who knows, maybe the 8" tablet with be a 2920? It's really, really hard to tell.

Nokia's numbers are indeed very arbitrary. I'm a huge fan and follow it very close but it's really hard to argue that point. Most people would assume that the bigger number is better. But that's not always the case.


RE: Doesn't matter.
By troysavary on 11/5/2013 2:21:05 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung used the Galaxy brand for their tablets too. Lumia has come to mean Nokia Windows device the same way Galaxy has come to mean Samsung Android device. Hell, Galaxy even means watch now in Samsung speak.

Seems simple to me 1-10 series, phone, 11-19 series, phablet, 20+ series, tablet. If they stick to that naming, there is no confusion. Way less ambiguity than the 20+ different names attached to Galaxy devices.


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