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Nokia "Bandit" 6-inch phablet being tested by AT&T

Nokia's "Bandit" 6-inch phablet will reportedly debut by the end of the year

The Verge is reporting that sources have told them that Nokia will be releasing a phone with a 6-inch screen by the end of the year. The device, which is currently being tested by AT&T under the moniker "Bandit," will be the first Windows Phone-powered phablet, a device that bridges the gap between a phone and a tablet. Back in July, we saw a leaked photo of a 6-inch digitizer for such a device, so this isn't completely shocking, but some more details have been revealed.

According to the report, the "Bandit" will sport 1080p resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and at least a 20 mega-pixel rear camera. The body of the device will allegedly have a hump on the back, like the Lumia 1020, to make room for the high-end camera.

Microsoft has added new features to Windows Phone 8, to be found in the GDR 3 update, that are specifically made to accommodate devices with 1080p resolution. There will be an extra column of tiles on the start screen, a rotation lock for screen orientation, and a driving mode feature.

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to a Windows Phone 8 phablet?

Source: The Verge

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Nokia "Bandit" 6-inch phablet being tested by AT&T






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Excited about bigger phones coming out but 6 looks too big. I'm hoping for something in the 5-5.2 inch range. That seems like a sweet size.

I wish they all had a microsd card in them even if it was a high end version of windows phone, it shouldn't be limited to just the budget versions.

If a Lumia device is released with these specs Rodney will definitely buy it❕.. But, it needs to have a storage slot, or 64gb-128gb of memory...

I've been waiting for a large-screen WP8 device to replace my well-liked HTC Titan, the contract for which is coming to an end. This or the rumored HTC One variant? The Nokia might be TOO big but I'm not pleased with the non-support from HTC.

This is exactly what I am looking for!  I need to replace my Samsung Focus Windows Phone and I want to have a tablet as well!  
If this can work with a stylets. It will be perfect!

I'd definitely be interested as I use my phone a lot for work. I'm always looking up supplier price lists and catalogues. I'd need plenty of storage though.