Nokia's official "Conversations" blog has been updated with a reminder that the company is holding a press event on October 22 in Abu Dhabi. However, Nokia has also posted a teaser image showing a smartphone, tablet and notebook. At least two of those form factors are expected to be revealed at the event, which will be streamed directly to Nokia's blog for all to see.
"This time around we also have an extra treat in the form of a second round of webcasts, after the main announcement," the blog reads. "These are additional interactive sessions that go into much more detail about… well, whatever is announced in the morning. These sessions have historically been reserved for the press, bloggers, partners and analysts who attend Nokia World, so we're extremely pleased and excited to be able to offer them here on Conversations, for the first time."
Nokia is expected to reveal its Lumia 1520 phablet with a 6 inch 1080p screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip. Also expected during the show-and-tell is the Lumia 2520 "Sirius" tablet featuring a 10.1 inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, Windows RT 8.1, 32 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.3 GHz. This tablet will also supposedly have a 6.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and a weight of 1.3 pounds. LTE 4G will also be an option.
As for the notebook, to this date there has been no information about Nokia working on such a device. Furthermore, the company's last foray into the notebook realm was the Nokia Booklet back in 2009. That said, it's quite possible the "teased" notebook may be nothing more than an example of how Web surfers can view the Nokia World event on October 22: by phone, by tablet or by notebook/desktop, whichever the visitor chooses.
"The press conference will start at 8am UK time (that's 11am Abu Dhabi time). And the webcast from the event will be broadcast right here on Conversations, so that you can watch the action on your screen of choice!" the blog reads.
Guess we'll find out soon enough. Still, at this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see a Windows RT 8.1 notebook to compete against Google's Chromebooks.
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"it wouldn't be surprising to see a Windows RT 8.1 notebook to compete against Google's Chromebooks"Reply
Seeing as RT has sold 5 times more in less than half the time, surely it is Chromebooks are competing with RT and failing?
The thing I find surprising is that someone is selling a Windows RT tablet now. It looks more like a 10" phone.Reply
In the UK... when MS says they are selling out of Surface2 all ready... that amount is 2000 units.Reply
Poor Nokia...going the way of Blackberry. Good phone, crappy OS.Reply
I wish that it is not Windows RT and instead a full fledged Windows 8 x86 version.Reply
I mean why is Microsoft not killing the Windows 8 RT. It just does not make any sense because the x86 chips are not much less power consuming than ever. Look at AMD Kabini and Intel Atom and Celerons, they can make up a good enough tablet when paired with Windows 8 full version.
Microsoft, please I hope it is Windows 8 full version, otherwise this product would also be a fail just because no one wants to use the apps from Windows store made for ARM chips. They just aren't able to compete with Android.
Is the 6.7 mp camera in the tablet a typo? Wouldn't they just use the 8.7mp already being used in their phones?Reply
I am pretty sure the 6.7MP camera is front facing for Skype calls. It does not make sense to pair this tablet with an inferior camera.Reply
I picked up the 1020 from Rogers Canada. I am actually happy with the OS. I wish though, you could get Samsung Mobile Print from the market place. ...Reply
RT is just so pointless, AMD Temash can run Windows 8 with no problem while using <4.5W, and also still waiting for a quad core Temash hybrid with Turbo Dock, very surprising how nothing has surfaced so far especially how well prototype was received at CES.Reply
And about that laptop, two things are weird about it:
1) It seams to have a 11.6 16X10 display, which although common on android tablets is alsmost never seen on a laptop (other than old ones) made by anyone other than apple.
2} That hinge is very weird for a laptop. Maybe it might be a convertible, but that the bezels don't add up and the hinge itself looks cheap.