Nokia’s first phablet coming December with 4G LTE

If the idea of a Windows Phone has your attention, but you just can’t live without a big screened phablet, there’s good news, as Nokia’s first tablet-sized phone will hit next month.

Boasting the biggest screen yet to grace a Windows Phone product and pushing a higher screen resolution than even the current flagship Lumia 1020 can manage, Nokia’s Lumia 1520 is slated to hit Australian shelves at exclusively at one store from mid-December.

That one store is Harvey Norman, grabbing the exclusivity on Nokia’s first phablet, a 6 inch Full HD phone featuring a 20 megapixel PureView camera, support for 4G LTE over the Cat4 networks, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB storage, support for microSD, and a massive 3400mAh battery.

“There’s a growing demand for mobile devices that have the power, speed, and screen size to handle the demands of busy life and enable people to be more productive,” said Steve Lewis, Managing Director of Nokia Australia.

“As capturing and sharing images and video become more instinctive ways to communicate and express yourself, we believe the additional screen size and next level imaging technology of devices like the Lumia 1520 will give people a compelling reason to switch.”

The Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first big-screened phone to really approach tablet sizes, and was previously announced back in late October when the company also unveiled the Lumia 2520, Nokia’s first tablet and one that runs the tablet-friendly edition of Windows, Windows RT.

While this announcement confirms the release of the Nokia Lumia 1520 for December 11 at Harvey Norman, there is still no word on if or when Nokia plans to brings its tablet to Australia, though we’ll let you know if anything more comes to light.