“Nokia plans to unveil new, large-screen mobile handsets next month to revamp its Lumia smartphone lineup and challenge rival Samsung’s dominance in increasingly popular phablet devices, sources said,” Reuters reports.
“Nokia has developed more than one new mobile device and is due to announce them at an event in New York in late September, said the sources familiar with the plan,” Reuters reports. “The sources would not elaborate on details such as specifications and price but said the new models will include a phablet, a common name for smartphones with screens over 5 inches.”
Reuters reports, “Market leader Samsung has led the way in phablets, proving wrong early critics who said they were too clunky. Apple is the top seller of tablet devices… A phablet would be the latest addition to Nokia’s range of Lumia smartphones which use Microsoft’s Windows Phone software… The company has bet its future in smartphones on Windows Phone software, but Windows’ share in the market is still at 3 percent, while Google’s Android operating system and Apple’s iOS together control over 90 percent.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Desperation leads to compromised products.
Big phones, phablets and tablets only account for 10% of Android installed base – May 3, 2013
Report: iPhone-sized smartphones dominate in usage stats; phablets are a fad – April 1, 2013
Why Apple hasn’t released your big fat iPhablet (yet) – May 14, 2013
Tim Cook on 5-inch iPhone: Apple won’t make compromised phones like Android makers – April 24, 2013