At the CES 2013, BlackBerry had said that they will be churning a refreshing line of smartphones this year. They have already rolled out few devices and by the year end few more will be unveiled. It was speculated that BlackBerry would release a 5inch display phone by December.
Nokia is trying its best to stay in the competition with the likes of Samsung and Apple. This year Nokia also rolled couple of new Windows Phone powered Lumia phones. Recently, they announced the arrival of the Lumia 625 which sports a large display of 4.7inch. It was also speculated that Nokia would release a 5inch display phone this year.
According to a report published on Digi Times, Nokia, BlackBerry and even Apple will not be producing a 5inch display phone this year. In fact, we won’t see a 5inch display phone coming out till early next year. We can understand all these companies are the ones that do not sell Android phones. Companies like Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG that offer Android smartphones have already sold many 5inch handsets.
Motorola is the most recent company to join the 5inch bandwagon as it recently showcased two new smartphones in this bracket. Even China based companies such as Huawei and ZTE have rolled out many 5inch handsets. The reason why Nokia, Apple and BlackBerry have not released 5inch display is mainly because of lack of application support or because of their production planning.
Nokia which recently released the Lumia 625 and Lumia 1020 is all set to enter the 5inch display bracket. According to recent rumors, it is believed that the Finnish company is currently working on a large display flagship device. It is only when WP8 GDR3 which supports 1080p becomes available by the end of this year, Nokia will be available to unveil its large display phone.
Nokia has been pretty bad in keeping their new handsets secret. Even before the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 625 was revealed officially, leaked images and specs details of both the handsets were available on the web. So, if you get to hear that Nokia is working on a 5inch display phone, it can come true.
BlackBerry is currently working on a predecessor model for BlackBerry Z10 which was released at the beginning of this year. The device is the BlackBerry A10 which is going to be equipped with a 5inch AMOLED display.
Apple is believed to be working on several variants of iPhone. The Cupertino firm is now working on a cheaper version of iPhone. There is no news about Apple working on a 5inch display phone. So, it is only next year that will come to know some concrete news on the handset.
Nokia, BlackBerry and Apple should offer 5inch display phones to become a possible threat to Samsung which is leading the pack. Also they need to make sure that their large display phones are affordable. Once these companies enter the 5inch segment, the competition will become fiercer than before.