When many of us expected Nokia to announce Nokia EOS Windows Phone device with 41MP camera, Nokia announced only the new Lumia 925 device. Also the rumored Phablet/ 5inch Lumia device from Nokia also didn’t happen. Microsoft detailed the upcoming GDR2 update and it has only small number of improvements/fixes. So, What’s next?
Here is a comment posted on Reddit about the upcoming Windows Phone scene in Holiday season 2013. Nokia EOS, Phablet/Tablet, and Windows Phone GDR3 all getting released at the same time.
Next iteration of Windows Phone updates or devices? GDR2 (next update) is coming with 925 and will be pushed to all WP8 phones in June/July. Then we have a bigger updated called GDR3, which is set for fall debut, bringing 1080p display support, etc. In early 2014 we will see Windows Phone Blue, the final chapter in WP’s book, which will unite all Microsoft’s platforms together with common APIs, etc: Windows 8, Xbox and WP.
Info that I have indicated Nokia EOS phone (high end camera, 41 mpx or something in that range). It will debut this summer and a Nokia phablet/tablet for 2013 Holidays. Can’t share that, unfortunately. HTC and Huawaei will too release one device each for 2013 holidays and one low-mid range phone in summer. ATM, Samsung does not plan any 2013 holiday releases, only one phone for summer.
It seems Windows Phone Blue update is coming only in 2014 which I think is pretty late.