Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Exploring Supersized Phablets In 2014

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Exploring Supersized Phablets In 2014
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Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is clearly following the words “the bigger the better.”

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Exploring Supersized Phablets In 2014

According to a report from a Taiwanese site Digitimes, citing industry sources, Nokia will come up with its first phablet in 2014.

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The segment will be an important one for Nokia, and more so, since the hand set maker has no plans to come out with a full blown tablet device. Therefore, a 6-inch smartphone will be best suited for the Finnish company’s continued growth and success.

Other big size devices

The trend is not new and a number of manufactures have come out with a big sized phone, and many more are planning to do so. The market for the supersized phone has been expanding with the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) Galaxy Note 2, Huawei Ascend Mate, LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) (KRX:066575) Optimus G Pro and ZTE Corporation (SHE:000063) Grand Memo. All these devices are equipped with screens around the 6-inch mark.

Not much information has been provided of this big screen phone from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V), but the report did mention that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is already planning another with 6.5-inch screen size. If the reports are true, the new and bigger device will outdate Huawei’s current big screen device with a 6.1-inch display and Ascend Mate packing.

Japanese electronics giant Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758) could announce its mammoth smartphone, Togari in July. The new smartphone will be a 6.4-inch 1080p Full HD and will compete with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s upcoming Note 3.

There have also been talks that ZTE Corporation (SHE:000063) is planning to come up with a 5.9-inch 1080p Full HD handset, which will be based on WP8.

Earlier Rumors About Nokia (NOK)

Rumors of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) coming up with a Phablet are not new. Earlier, a reputable source like Financial Times came out with similar news. The speculation, earlier this month, revealed that a 6 inch phablet will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, within a price range of £400 to £500 ($621 USD to $776 USD). So, there is a good possibility that Windows Phone will get a bigger screen sooner or later.

Apart from rumors of a phablet, there have been talks of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) Max 625 for the emerging markets, which will be a low-end Windows Phone 8 device having 4.7 inch WVGA screen.

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