Nokia reveals launch date for next-gen hardware: Phablet, RT tablet coming next month?

Summary:It looks like Nokia's phablet and RT tablet will finally be launched next month.

The most credible hint yet that next month will see the release of Nokia's next hardware flagships has surfaced today.

Nokia's Twitter account on Tuesday tweeted a picture of two men sand skiing with the text "#blazing #stories #innovationreinvented" and a message that more will be revealed on 22 October.

The date chimes with reports earlier today that the launch of a Nokia phablet, originally scheduled for the end of September — when Nokia traditionally does hardware launches, previously timed to coincide with its Nokia World event — had been delayed until late October .

Rumours have also suggested the event will see the debut of a Nokia RT tablet codenamed Sirius alongside a six-inch phablet which is expected to bear the name Lumia 1520.

The event was reportedly delayed following the €5.4bn acquisition of Nokia's devices and services unit by Microsoft earlier this month, and may have been moved so as not to clash with the launch of Microsoft's second-generation Surface tablets in late September .

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Topics: Tablets, Hardware, Microsoft, Smartphones


Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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