Nokia To Launch 6" Phablet ..Same Day As iPad?

Written by Computer Daily News      15/10/2013 | 09:00 | Category: HOME

HELSINKI - Nokia - soon to be part of Microsoft - is expected to launch a smartphone/phablet with a six-inch screen at its Nokia World 2013 event in Abu Dhabi next week. The event is scheduled for October 22 - the same day Apple is rumoured to be unveiling new iPad models and its radical new Mac Pro.

Nokia To Launch 6" Phablet ..Same Day As iPad? Dubbed the Lumia 1520, Nokia's phablet, pictured, is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, a 20.7-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics, 32GB  or 64GB storage, a microSD card slot and 4G LTE connections.

Leaked image of new Nokia phablet
It will be available in  four colours: black, white, red and yellow, going on sale in the US from November 2 and across the world, including Australia, in December.

Microsoft meanwhile has announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, a revision of the company's mobile OS which supports - to no-one's great surprise  - 5- and 6-inch screens. 

The update "is enabling a new category of hardware for us, which is the phablet," said Windows Phone product manager Greg Sullivan, without confirming the Nokia release.