Speculations regarding the possibility that Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) will hold a two-day event in New York City this coming September 26 and 27 to launch its own Windows tablet is circulating among bloggers and members of the media covering the technology industry.
According to Daniel Rubino of Windows Phone Central, the details of the supposed event by Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) is still uncertain, but he speculated that the event will probably for the release of the Nokia tablet.
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Nokia release cycle kicks off in New York
Generally, the Finnish smartphone manufacturer schedules events in New York City to launch its major products. For example, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020 with 41 mega pixel camera in an event dubbed as “41 Million Reasons” in the city in July. In September last year, the company also revealed its Lumia 920 with a wireless charging feature and the Lumia 820 in New York.
Some observers in the technology industry are convinced that perhaps this coming September is the right time for the Finnish smartphone manufacture to show its rumored Windows tablet. Early this year, there were reports that the company accidentally leaked an image of its Nokia tablet during an event in Pakistan. However, a spokesperson for Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) clarified that the image seen was a picture of a Windows UI together with a Win8 tablet UI and Xbox UI and “not specific Nokia products.”
Nokia executives hint at tablet development
The rumor about the Nokia tablet was ignited when Jo Harlow, executive vice president of smart devices for Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) stated that the company is “very interested in tablets and that’s an area we’re looking for.” At that time, Harlow did not elaborate his comment and said he doesn’t any product news to share.
Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop also previously stated that the company is looking closely at tablets and it is evaluating the market after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) released the Surface tablet. He indicated that Nokia is considering the possibility of developing a 7-inch tablet powered by the Android operating system, but he emphasized that he prefers to use the Windows operating system.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) recently launched the Lumia 625 equipped with a bigger screen and high-speed 4G internet access. It is also integrated with the company’s super-sensitive touch technology, Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph, Here Maps, Here Drive, and many other apps.