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Nokia World teaser hints at Windows 8 tablet, phablet and possible laptop

Firm builds hype ahead of 22 October event
Thu Oct 10 2013, 13:26

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has hinted that its upcoming 22 October Abu Dhabi event won't be just about smartphones, with a teaser for the event's webcast pointing towards a tablet and a possible laptop.

Nokia World will take place in Abu Dhabi, Dubai on 22 October, with the Finnish firm's big opening presentation set for 8am UK time. While we don't know yet what's to come at Nokia's launch event, the firm has dropped some hints in a promotional teaser for the event's webcast that shows images of a phablet, a tablet and a laptop device.

Nokia World teaser hints at Lumia 1520 Lumia 2520 and laptop

The phablet in the image is likely the rumoured Nokia Lumia 1520. We already know a fair amount about this piece of kit thanks to the online rumour mill, which churned out speculation suggesting that it will likely feature a 6in HD 1080p Clearblack display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and a 16MP Pureview camera. It is also set to launch in a number of colours, much like the Lumia 920.

Perhaps more interestingly, the teaser also hints at a tablet - all but confirming the leaked Nokia Lumia 2520. This, according to speculation, will run Windows 8 RT, and will feature a 10.1in 1920x1080 resolution display, a quad-core 2.15GHz processor, 32GB of internal storage and dual 6.7MP and 2MP cameras. The Nokia Lumia 2520 reportedly will also be styled like the Finnish firm's Windows smartphone lineup, and is set to launch in a handful of colours.

And even more interesting than the tablet is the laptop in Nokia's teaser image. While we're not fully convinced that the firm is looking to follow up the 2009's Nokia Booklet 3G, the picture seems to suggest that the firm is looking to branch out beyond mobile. It could also suggest that Nokia is looking to take on the Surface 2 Pro tablet, or that the firm is looking to bring some of its smartphone features to Windows 8 laptop devices. 

Nokia, of course, was unable to comment. 

The INQUIRER will be attending this year's Nokia World in Abu Dhabi on 22 October, so check back then for all the latest details. µ


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