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This Week's Chitter Chatter - Nokia, Supersized Tablets and Ultrafast 4G
Nokia are on a roll and have apparently been busy with 2 more Lumia handsets - the Lumia 525 and the Lumia 929.
The 525 is expected to replace the popular Lumia 520 which has helped Nokia to sell almost 9 million Lumia handsets so far. According to leaked images, the design and styling will be along the same lines as the Lumia 520 with the 525 expected to feature a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera.
In more leaked images, Nokia’s 5-inch Lumia 929 has been allegedly spotted and also bears a strong resemblance to the Lumia 928. Sporting aluminium and polycarbonate frame, the 929 is likely to come with a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
Also likely to join the Lumia range is an 8-inch Windows Tablet thought to be nicknamed Illusionist. Illusionist could be available early in 2014 and will run on Windows RT 8.1. It’s though that it could offer a similar design and functionality to the bigger Lumia 2520 tablet.
Talk of tablets, Apple and Samsung will be unveiling supersized giant tablets in the near future according to reports. Rumour has it that Apple is testing a 12.9-inch iPad which could make its debut in March next year and has been dubbed the iPad Maxi. Not to be left out, Samsung is apparently about to start production of a 12.2-inch tablet (possibly called the Galaxy Note 12) imminently which could be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.
Whilst we're on the subject of Samsung, the Korean electronics giant is apparently planning on introducing foldable displays in 2015. Apparently next year we can expect to see more gadgets from the Korean technology giants which feature curved and bended screens and then they aim to progress into fully flexible screens which can be fully folded.
And finally, exciting news on the 4G front as EE has recently switched on the world’s fastest 4G mobile network which at the moment covers East London’s Tech City. The service will be rolled-out across London during 2014 and has an impressive max speed of 300Mbps. It will be especially beneficial to many businesses in the City such as Financial Institutions who frequently have to transfer large amounts of data and will enable some business applications including SAP and ERP to become cloud-based which will boost efficiency and productivity.