Nokia Hints at Phablet Release

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Nokia TeaserSomething big is apparently on its way from Nokia. The Finnish manufacturer posted a cryptic message on its blog on Monday alluding to what could be the unveiling of the company’s first phablet.

The company made the announcement via its Nokia Conversations Blog, where Editor Ian Delaney wrote, “We can’t tell you what it is yet. But we can tell you when. Tune in tomorrow at 9am UK time.” The short post was listed under the tile “Something BIG landing here tomorrow.”

The device could be a tablet, but recent speculation suggests that the company is gearing up to release the rumored phablet known as the Lumia 625. According to various leaks, the purported handset will offer a 4.7-inch display, making it Nokia’s largest Windows 8 handset to date, though still quite small to be considered a phablet.

However, despite its large display, the handset is expected to offer mid-tier specs. The Nokia Lumia 625 will reportedly sport a mediocre WVGA 480 x 800 resolution, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera and 4G LTE connectivity.

Attached to the teaser blog was a red image housing the company’s Nokia logo. At first glance the image doesn’t appear to give much away, though the bright red background may hint at Nokia’s plans to stick to its colorful Lumia roots.

Past rumors have hinted that the Nokia Lumia 625 could launch as an AT&T exclusive, but that theory seems unlikely considering that the manufacturer is opting to make the reveal at 9 AM UK time. Instead it seems far more likely that the device could release overseas in the UK first.

Nokia has made no official word with regards to pricing, but as a mid-tier device, the handset will be expected to be released for under £300 ($461 USD).

Sources: Nokia Conversations Blog via Telegraph 



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