Nokia working on a phablet; EOS and Catwalk to launch in summer

Nokia has a bunch of upcoming Windows Phone devices such as the Catwalk and the EOS line and according to a new rumor we can add a new one on that list: a phablet. 

According to a report from the Financial Times the company is looking to add a "phablet" device to its line-up. This new device would have a larger screen than the other Lumia phones and it would take advantage of the rumored 1080p resolution support that Microsoft is adding to Windows Phone 8 in the coming months. Not much else is known about the device at this point and we'll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.

The same report also mentions the EOS Lumia, a device that's expected to have the full 41Mpx Pureview camera sensor, which might hit markets as early as July if this report is accurate. The EOS will also be accompanied by the Catwalk which appeared in some leaked pictures yesterday. WPCentral reports, via an unnamed source, that the device in the leaked images is indeed the Catwalk and that the images are accurate.

All of these devices are expected to make it into Nokia's portfolio later this year. In the meantime we have Nokia's financial report coming up later today when we'll see if the company managed to keep up it's previous momentum and stay in the black.

Source: Financial Times

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A 7" WP8 device with a stylus and OneNote would be very useful.

It's going to be interesting to see how Apple manages to sneek a stylus onto the iPad line over the next couple of years - specially after Jobs poopooed the very concept. Will Apple go with the market - innovation now being led by Microsoft - or stick with the Book of Jobs?

Some of these tablones are too much... Just give me a beefed up, normal size smart phone and we'll call it a day.

I prefer big screens; 5” or 5.5” as long as I use earphones when making a call. The thing is that actually only like 10% of my smartphone usage is making calls; chatting, photos, video, browsing, search, maps, agenda, e-mail, games, weather, etc. have taken over, so mostly I use the screen. Yes, the bigger the screen the better. ‘I phone' is so dated!

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Phablet? Not too much up to date with these words anymore. Some huge screen phone?

Looking forward to the EOS tho.

Phablet has become pretty standard lingo and usually means any phone with a screen larger than 5".

I'm personally VERY excited to hear this news. I keep going back and fourth between my Lumia 920 and my Galaxy Note 2. The GN2 for the massive screen and the 920 for the OS. A large WP8 device would be perfect for me. I don't require all the super advanced features that Android can do and prefer to have the rock solid stability and fluidity of Windows Phone.

Thanks. I've seen that word around a lot but haven't looked it up yet so thanks again for clarifying that for me.

Also since you own one of these phablets how does it feel in hand? I've seen some around in town but they seem kinda "too big" for me, maybe cause I've never held one or used one.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Thanks. I've seen that word around a lot but haven't looked it up yet so thanks again for clarifying that for me.

Also since you own one of these phablets how does it feel in hand? I've seen some around in town but they seem kinda "too big" for me, maybe cause I've never held one or used one.

It takes a while to get used to but some people love them, personally I think they feel and look ridiculous but choice is definitely a good thing! Go Nokia!

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Also since you own one of these phablets how does it feel in hand? I've seen some around in town but they seem kinda "too big" for me, maybe cause I've never held one or used one.

I have given them a fair chance but never felt comfortable using a big sized phone. For me around 4 inch feels the best. 4.2 or 4.3 at max.

ingramator said,

It takes a while to get used to but some people love them, personally I think they feel and look ridiculous but choice is definitely a good thing! Go Nokia!

It depends on what you want to use it for though? I might be interested in one as a pure reading and video device and not so much a phone.

I can see the 'We'll never do bigger screens than 3.5", yet added a row of icons on a 4" smartphone' making a great announcement with the New, New, New iPhablet...