Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is expected to introduce six new devices during its special event dubbed Nokia World in Abu Dhabi on October 22, according to a report from The Verge based on information obtained from an anonymous source familiar with the issue.
The report indicated that the Finnish technology company will unveil two new Lumia smartphones, including a range of different new device accessories. One of the sources emphasized that one of the accessories is “pretty special.”
Speculations that Nokia will reveal its Lumia 1520
There have been speculations that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) will reveal its Lumia 1520, the largest Windows Phone 8 device equipped with a 6-inch display.
According to the report, it is also possible that the Finnish technology company will showcase the highly rumored Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet, which is code-named Sirius. Some people speculated that the Lumia 2520 is a hybrid tablet powered by Windows 8.1 RT.
Nokia named its hybrid tablet Lumia 2520
Rumors suggest the Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) named its hybrid tablet Lumia 2520 because of the screen size, which is around 25 millimeters (equivalent to 10 inches). Speculators also observed that the name of the Lumia 1520 was also based on the screen size of the device because a 6-inch is equivalent to 15 millimeters.
Based on leaked specifications of the Lumia 2520, the hybrid tablet is integrated with a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 6.7 mega-pixel camera with Carl Zeis lens. It comes with a keyboard dock and built-in extended battery module.
In May, one of the executives of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) expressed that the company is “very interested in tablets.” It is highly possible that the company will indeed reveal a tablet during Nokia World next month.
The Finnish technology company recently agreed to sell its Devices and Services business, including its Asha and Lumia smartphone brands, to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for €5.4 billion.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) also granted the software giant with a 10-year license to use its patents, and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) gave the Finnish technology company the rights to use its patents in HERE services.