Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nokia CEO talks hero device phablet carrier exclusivity

Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, talked to UK’s Mobile Magazine about an upcoming ‘hero’ device (presumably the Lumia 928), a phablet and Nokia’s entire range of devices.
The hero device should launch by the end of June and Nokia is looking for an exclusive partnership with a US carrier to launch it (the talk around town is that there will be an exclusive deal in the UK as well).

While Ihamuotila didn’t detail the imaging capabilities of the hero device, he did say that Nokia wants to differentiate its phones by their cameras, ranging from the high end to the low end. On the high-end he says that Nokia will focus on “hero experiences,” the state of the art in imaging on their phones.
As for the tablet, the two Nokia execs were coy, but it should be a Windows Phone 8 device with a 6” screen and it’s targeting Q4 with a £400-500 price point ($620-780).

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