Mobile Mondays: Lumia, Samoa And MediaTek

This week on Mobile Mondays let’s talk about an upcoming tablet, a new high-performance processor and a somewhat last try to an almost obsolete mobile operating system. First one up is about the Lumia phablet that Nokia is reportedly working on. A few days ago, a photo of the 6-inch glass front panel of a device was leaked online. The image appears to be taken from a factory floor in China where the phablet will be…

 

This week on Mobile Mondays let’s talk about an upcoming tablet, a new high-performance processor and a somewhat last try to an almost obsolete mobile operating system. First one up is about the Lumia phablet that Nokia is reportedly working on.

A few days ago, a photo of the 6-inch glass front panel of a device was leaked online. The image appears to be taken from a factory floor in China where the phablet will be presumably made. Moreover, the leaked image shows that the phone has a very thin bezel and a small hole for a front-facing camera. Other than that, details about the phablet are still under wraps but many are speculating that the device will be announced just before the end of the year alongside the anticipated Windows Phone GDR3 update.

 Meanwhile, Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek officially announced the world’s first true octa-core processor. The new SoC (System on Chip) allocates processing power to different cores on a per-application and per-task basis which gives it improved performance, power and efficiency. And unlike Samsung’s octa-core chip, the one from MediaTek can run all 8 cores at once.

There’s no word about the specifications and the launch date of the processor. Moreover, the possibility of having a true octa-core processor would certainly put mobile devices into an entirely new playing field. Nevertheless, we have to admit that we’re excited.

Last but not the least, BlackBerry recently announced that it will make a new BlackBerry 7 smartphone that is intended for emerging markets. The device is codenamed as the BlackBerry 9720 Samoa and will reportedly pack a 480×360 display, a QWERTY keyboard, an optical trackpad and a set of dedicated buttons placed on the side of the device.

So there you have it everyone. Tune in again next week for more news and updates in the world of mobile through Cybershack’s Mobile Mondays.

 

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