Windows Phone fans eager to see how the tile-based operating system looks on a phablet won’t find out this week, reports suggest, amid claims that Nokia will instead use a press call to debut a fairly common-or-garden smartphone.
Last week, it was forecast that the May 14th event could be marked by the unveiling of the first-ever Windows Phone phablet, which we were told would pack a screen between five and six inches and boast a lavish feature set to shame Samsung’s Galaxy Note range.
Exciting, no? Well, just you hold your horses. If Chinese site WindowsPhoneBar.cn can be believed, the PR showcase will instead see Nokia lift the lid on a relatively conventional smartphone dubbed the Lumia 925 with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 OLED display, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 8.7 megapixel camera.
The only real USP of the phone is that it will reportedly ditch the polycarbonate exterior that usually features on the Lumia range for a thinner, lighter and more premium-sounding aluminium body.
The company's 2013 handset line-up is also expected to be studded with new Asha-branded efforts aimed at Nokia's now-core market of budget phone buyers in the developing world.
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