Former Nokia employee insists quad-core Windows Phone phablet is coming soon

Former Nokia employee insists quad-core Windows Phone phablet is coming soon

Now that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is out and about, the notion of a Nokia phablet is now the prime candidate for rumour fodder, so let's jump in and hear the latest whispers.

It comes courtesy of MyNokiaBlog, which reckons a former Nokia employee has let on that the company's phablet is very much real, and will have both a 1080p display, which we're told will be “definitely more than 5in”, and a quad-core processor.

For those who know a bit about Windows Phone 8 and its capabilities, that means Nokia's phablet will run the GDR3 update to Microsoft's OS, which is set to enable support for both full HD screens and quad-core CPUs.

It's also only expected towards the end of the year, which makes MNB's second bit of conjecture a bit of a stretch in our book – that the Nokia phablet is likely to launch at the mystery Nokia event being lined up for the end of next month in New York.

OK, it's not impossible that Nokia could go with a GDR3-ready prototype on launch day and wait for Microsoft to make up the difference, but that was how Nokia/MS played the Lumia 820/920 launch last year, and it wasn't a popular move.

One way or another, though, it's a safe bet that the Nokia phab is coming. It's just a question of when.

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