There Could be More Windows Phone 8 Phablets in 2014
Microsoft has officially launched the latest update for its Windows Phone 8 operating system. It finally allows manufacturers to use larger display sizes with higher screen resolution. This could be one thing that opens the floodgate and allows us to see the onrush of new WP8 phablets in 2014.
Phablet is a relatively newer category in the market that fills a rather wide gap between smartphones and tablets. It is quite popular in various regions, especially in Asia, where people are far less concerned about making a call with huge smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 would be the first WP8 phablet model in the market with its huge 6-inch 1080p display and high-speed Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Lumia 1520 is launched in Abu Dhabi in October. There’s a possibility that other device manufacturers will follow behind the path blazed by Nokia. Samsung, LG and HTC had released Windows Phone smartphones before. They could actually modify their current Android-based phablet designs for release in 2014.
Upcoming Windows Phone 8 phablets will not be fall behind Android models when it comes to hardware specs and computing performance. One issue that needs to be solved is the more limited availability of 3rd party apps. This is one thing Microsoft needs to solve before it can achieve better success in the mobile space.