A published report on Wednesday morning cites unnamed sources who are expecting plenty of ‘firsts’ to be introduced by Nokia during a media event set for October 22nd during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. The Nokia Lumia 1520 should see the light of day, for example. This is the first phablet for the Windows Phone platform, and thanks to the GDR3 update which the device will carry out of the box, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will feature a 6 inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920. That would not only make the device the first Windows Phone model to sport an FHD resolution, it would also be the largest sized display on a Windows Phone powered model. The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be offered through AT&T while the version for Verizon is expected to be called the Nokia Lumia 929.
Also expected to be unveiled at the event is the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet code names “Sirius,” which would be the Finnish based manufacturer’s first Windows RT slate. We also expect a version of the tablet for AT&T. Besides red, the device will also available in black and will come equipped with a 10.1 inch screen and be powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Both the phablet and tablet are expected to launch in November.
Besides these two Lumia models, four other Nokia devices are expected to be unwrapped at the event along with a number of new accessories, one of which is supposedly “pretty special”. We do expect to see something similar to the Microsoft Touch and Type Cover made available for the Nokia Lumia 2520. The covers, which are sold for the Microsoft Surface line of tablets, dock with the device and act as a protective cover. At the same time, the Touch Cover offers a touch sensitive QWERTY for use with the tablet while the Type Cover comes with raised keys similar to those found on the physical keyboard for a PC.
While it will be a day of firsts for Nokia, it might also be a day of lasts. Microsoft and Nokia have agreed on a deal that will see the huge software giant purchase the leading manufacturer of smartphones using its mobile Windows Phone OS, for $7.17 billion. This could be the last time that we see Nokia introducing new phones and tablets as an independent company.