Nokia may launch its first phablet on 26 September

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Smartphone major Nokia is likely to launch its first phablet on 26 September. This will be the first Windows Phone device with a six-inch display.

Nokia phone business, which will be acquired by Microsoft, is yet to officially confirm the date and its plans. The upcoming phablet is probably the Lumia 1520 (codename -Bandit).

Lumia 1520

Besides the 6-inch full HD display, the device is believed to have 2GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB storage and a MicroSD slot for further expansion.

As well as support for full HD, the reworked OS will also feature a new Driving mode for using a handset in the car.

Nokia is also currently working on a Windows-powered tablet and there’s a strong possibility that the company’s first slate could also debut at the same event, AFP reported.

Phablets, which are smartphones with larger screens, will start to cannibalize into the market share of tablets over the next 12-18 months, research firm IDC said.

Tablets shipments, according to IDC, are projected to touch 227.3 million units by 2013 and 406.8 million by 2017. Smartphone shipments are expected to touch 1,013.2 million units by 2013 and 1,733.9 million by 2017.

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