Nokia may jump into the "phablet" market this year.
A source with "knowledge of the company's plans" told the Financial Times that the company has several new devices up its sleeve for this year. The "most innovative" will be a phablet, or a hybrid phone/tablet, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the newspaper reported.
Nokia also is looking to unveil several high-end smartphones this year in its Lumia lineup.
One such device will be the first Lumia phone with Nokia's Pureview technology. Sporting a 40 megapixel camera and a flash, that phone is scheduled for a July launch. Also on tap is a lighter, more advanced edition of the Lumia 920 and a lower-cost version slated for the fall.
Goosegg: Who cares if they can't seem to sell their devices??China sales down 46%!! This was supposed to be "The" big market! Nokia is a broken company...Why crank out products that have limited market??
MooMow, you need to learn how to read financial statements. China sales drop was due to Symbian phones no longer being produced and most people switching to smart phones. Next few Q's will show huge Lumia move. Nokia will be here for many years to come. If Nokia was not selling 100 of millions phones a year they would not open a new factory in Vietnam with production capacity of 45 million phones every Q.
Yes. Elop basically confirmed this on the conf call ...
He alluded to :
1. more form factors (probably the 5")
2. a refresh of Asha line
3. A refresh of the Lumia line
4. lower price points for Lumia
5. increased marketing expenditures by Nokia, Carriers, and MSFT starting in Q2