FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia reportedly is planning to release a 'phablet' device later this year in a bid to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note.
According to the Financial Times, people with knowledge of Nokia's future plans have let slip that Nokia will release a phablet device later this year. They don't seem to know much about the handset other than that it will have a large screen similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone, but we assume that it will run Windows Phone 8.
Nokia apparently is betting a lot on the success of this upcoming phablet, and sees it as key to its company's future as it struggles to compete against Samsung and Apple. We'll find out how much producing such a device means to the company later on this morning, when the Finnish company will announce its first quarter financial results.
The Financial Times also reported that Nokia will launch its first 'advanced' Pureview Lumia handset later this year, which will come with the same 41MP camera as the firm's Pureview 808 smartphone.
This isn't the first time that this smartphone has cropped up in rumours. The handset, bizarrely codenamed the Nokia Catwalk, reportedly will launch as the high-end sequel to the Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone. Rumours have that, as well as a 41MP camera, the handset will be the first aluminium clad Nokia smartphone, and that it will be much thinner than its predecessor.
The Financial Times added that the Finnish firm is plotting yet another cheap Lumia smartphone for release this year, although its specifications remain secret.
Nokia said that it doesn't comment on rumour or speculation. µ
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