The same day Reuters reported that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) was holding off on the launch of its phablet Lumia device, the company announced a major event on Oct. 22. As it turns out, that phablet Lumia device is expected to be the star of the show.

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Lumia phablet delayed by Nokia

Now to be fair, rumors have suggested previously that the Lumia 1520 would be revealed on Sept. 26, and Reuters had reported that Nokia had postponed this month’s event until after the deal with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It really doesn’t sound likely that the Microsoft deal will be done by the end of next month, but hey, anything’s possible.

Details on Nokia’s announcement today

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) made the big announcement today via its Twitter account. It reads: “At Nokia, we never stop innovating. More to share on October 22.”

And then there’s an image of people skiing on sand dunes.

This suggests that the event won’t be held in New York where previous events have been held. Twitter leaker @evleaks suggests that the location will be in the “Middle East, possibly Abu Dhabi, UAE.”

Expected specs of the Lumia 1520

Of course there’s no guarantee that the rumored 6-inch Lumia 1520 will be the star of the show at the Oct. 22 event, but just in case it is, here are some of the specs the device could have. Also courtesy of @evleaks earlier this month, we saw some photos of what the tipster claims are yellow Lumia 1520s.

The device is expected to have a 6-inch 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, polycarbonate body and a 20-megapixel camera. Previously it has been reported that the handset could land on U.S. mobile networks in November. That timing would certainly make sense if a November launch is definitely in the cards.