Juggernaut is Actually a Phablet Lumia 820 Prototype!

| December 17, 2012 | 8 Replies

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We’ve heard the name “Juggernaut” and “Juggernaut Alpha” thrown around alot, some people assumed it was the code name for Micorosft’s Surface phone, others said it was an upcoming Nokia device. Well the truth has been revealed, Juggernaut was the codename for the Lumia 820 while it was in prototyping phase. The phone easily living up to the name Juggernaut is a beast in dimensions, it looks to be easily 4.7″ possibly even 5.0″? seeing how the Lumia 820 looks absolutely tiny besides it.

“it’s the same smartphone, but one of them is the engineering sample”.

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The phone was revealed in a  video posted by Igor Shastitko from Microsoft Ukraine where he was walking through the new features of WP8, where at the 8:15 mark he brings up the Juggernaut on screen stating:

There were several reasons why it is so big, one of them obviously – to disguise the looks of the new phone from competitors. Making believe Nokia’s making something big and awkward)

Of course keep in mind that the Lumia 820 doesn’t have the 920′s fabulous HD screen, so wVGA on a screen that size would look pretty ridiculous… right?

 

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  • Chris

    Well I was totally fooled by Juggernaut, I really thought WP8 was going to be a foray into the phablet space by Nokia.

    I still believe its a good idea, though. Call it the productivity phone for office folk. Advertise the huge keyboard, Office & SkyDrive integration etc. Leave your tablet and laptop at home, this is a Phablet!
    :)

    • http://aligonemobile.blogspot.com/ Aliqudsi

      Still you need a differentiating point besides size, until they customize WP8 to get an advantage from the larger screen it’s going to be useless (Samsung have the S pen with the Note, LG have some weird thing that lets you run two apps on top of each other). Running the same apps on a larger screen isn’t much of a selling point IMHO

  • stylinred

    thought they were going to release something to go against the note 2/3

    • Ritesh

      wait till MWC .. :)

  • Janne

    Just a comment on resolutions and big screens.

    HTC cancelled their 5″ WP juggernaut?

    http://wmpoweruser.com/5-inch-htc-windows-phone-8-handset-cancelled/

    Citing lack of 1080p resolution?

    Looking at the 4.5″ Lumia 920 at 1280×768, I’d say increasing its size by .5 inches could be useful and the PPI would still be good. Of course that can’t be the only point of differentiation, but resolution-support-wise I think there is room for such an option. Lumia 900 was a meaningful upgrade from Lumia 800 even though the resolution remained the same – and Lumia 920 is starting from a vastly better PPI, so there is room to stretch…

    I’d take a RGB LCD 1280×768 over a PenTile 1080p any day of the week.

    • JGrove303

      I”LL second that.

    • viktor von d.

      that’s madness. a 5 inch screen with 720 p resolution wouldn’t be that bad.unles they were planning a even bigger size.

      but the resolution thing still bugs me. why the hell did they limit themselves to 720pand768p. they got left behing like in 2010 when they had wvga standard

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