Every top tech vendor in the industry offers giant smartphones. But the Finnish giant hasn't come up with its own version. The Espoo -based Nokia is believed to be working on a phablet device, and should be out in the Q3 2013. That's just a rumor, folks. Nokia is also set to bring the much hyped EOS and Catwalk device in May-June frame. The Nokia EOS is said to arrive with a 41-mega pixel camera sensor while the Catwalk device will flaunt an aluminum ducked chassis.
If the Finnish giant is working so hard to bring back its past glory the other leading vendors are also on a right track. HTC, Samsung, and Huawei are reportedly working on their respective Windows device. WMPoweruser reports that in the coming month's consumers will get to see number of new launches. So, June - August time frame, is touted to be the biggest months for Windows Phone devices.
The Chinese major is speculated to bring Ascend WQ5, a Windows Phone 8 device with a 5-inch 1080P HD display, a 13-mega pixel rear camera, and waterproof casing. Samsung will release Cronus LTE; now whether it is a notebook or a smartphone - it's hard to comment.
The South Korean giant is quite optimistic about its Ativ brand. Taiwan's HTC, is also planning to launch Tiara. It will be a mid-range WP8 handset with 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD 2 display, 1GHz Dual Core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-mega pixel rear camera and 1.6-mega pixel front facing camera, 4G LTE( optional) 1800mAh battery, and lastly WP8 GDR2.
"HTC will release two versions of "Tiara", one is for LTE markets, and other is not.
Samsung will release "Cronus LTE"
Huawei will release "Ascend WQ 5"
Nokia will push "EOS" and "Catwalk" (with no built in wireless charging but you will have WC covers)
GDR2 has already RTM'ed and you will likely to hear press talking about "Max" in the coming future."
Nokia EOS - Upcoming 41MP Camera phone
Nokia RM-877 will be a Windows Phone 8 handset with 41-mega pixel camera, quad core CPU, 2GB RAM, HD display, metal styled chassis and waterproof casing.
Nokia Catwalk - Aluminum styled body?
The Nokia Catwalk could end up being the Lumia 928. An aluminum chassis with a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, dual core processor, NFC, 4G LTE, 1GB of RAM , an high -resolution rear camera on the rear back.
Microsoft is slated to announce WP8 GDR2 update; it is primarily mark the coming of FM radio besides few minor features. The update is ready to arrive this summer. The Redmond based giant is said to announce third major update in the form of WP8 GDR3 sometime in the December or January next year. Basically, it will bring support for devices between 5-6-inch displays. Stay tuned to GizBot.