According to leaked Photos today, by twitter user @evleaks, Microsoft will be enter the 'phablet' market. The new 6-inch mobile device will be the first since Steve Ballmer announced the purchase of Nokia's mobile division on Tuesday. The new Nokia 1520 will be just slightly smaller then the Surface RT mini at 7-inches but will run the Windows phone 8 operating system.
When HTC first introduced the 5-inch Advantage X7500, in July of 2007, it caused a shake in the mobile market. It was different from your average smartphone that was usually between 4 and 4.5 inches but it also wasn't big enough to be a tablet. Since it didn't fit in those two categories it was dubbed a 'phablet' (a combination of phone and tablet).
This new 'phablet' was scuffed at by many of the mobile manufacturers saying that mobile users are not going to buy these over sized smartphones. Much the same as with any other new trend in the mobile community when the 5.3 inch Galaxy Note, introduced in October of 2011, started seeing some success more manufactures jumped on the 'phablet' bandwagon.
When the Lumia 1520 comes out later this year it be Microsoft's second attempt at gain a foothold in the 'phablet' market since the HTC Advantage. Neither Nokia or Microsoft have confirmed the rumored Lumia 1520.
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