Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia Lumia 2520 and four other devices to be unveiled on October 22nd
Nokia is expected to introduce the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 2520 on October 22nd
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've seen pictures of this model leak out in red, wearing the Verizon logo. 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.
source: TheVerge via UnwiredView
2. papss (Posts: 3462; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Its a shame they moved the event date back a month. I'm not sure I'm going to wait that long so it seems the G2 will be my second phone.. I may get a Nokia tablet though depending on price and release date.
38. loadingzone (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
My Samsung finally died last month and I want to replace it with the 1520. I picked up a Lumia 520 new/no contract for $99. Works great; especially at that price.
When the 1520 is released, I'll either keep the 520 as a backup or throw it on eBay for $80 with case.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6671; Member since: 14 May 2012)
And yet there's no word of the 1520 or a variant landing on T-Mobile. Reading AT&T is getting all of the major flagships sucks for the rest of the people on different carriers.
22. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
or you know... you can do like me and get a one month contract with at&t, get the lumia from amazon (I paid 150$ for the 1020) then after one month cancel your service, but do it after your device is unlocked, I have mine already unlocked, just waiting for my first month bill then cancelling, this way you end up paying 150+315(at&t reduces cancelation fees by 10$ for every month fulfilled) +70(plan of 450 minutes, no texting, 3 gigs) +36(activation fee) = 571$ which is technically broken down in two payments, I excluded the taxes since I figured they'd just break even with my corporate discount, this way you leave in good terms and you can do this all the time, that's how I did it before when sony ericsson was popular and T-Mobile didn't get the xperia x10 so if you think about it, the lumia 925 is currently being priced at 549.99 before tax, after tax that sum comes to 595.36$ and even though I don't include the taxes on the lumia for the phone (we discussed the taxes on the rate plan) the price upfront for the phone is 162.36$ since the taxes are on the subsidy not the whole price of the phone like T-Mobile does, and yes I still get LTE and HSPA+ so this method is a no brainer! best part is you can uninstall all at&t bloatware
48. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
How did you manage the unlocking? When the 900 and 920 came out, not even managers or retention specialists could get the unlock code for the first six months, and usually won't give unlock codes until after three bills are paid or one year or year-and-a-half into contract for high-demand phones.
54. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
This phone even though it's on exclusivity with at&t it's under a different mombo jumbo, I'm not sure if at&t's unlock policy changed or maybe they just figured that they still made money on actual phones, but the case is that with this phone they wouldn't unlock it unless it's out of buyers remorse (14 days now) or if you paid the phone in full without subsidy they'd also unlock it, I'm not the only one who has had success, I did my homework before flirting with the death star
23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
oh and another thing, you can tether with the legacy unlimited plan! (the value plans, not the uncarrier, since the uncarrier plans give free 2.5gb of tethering) just make sure you don't add the apn for pictures and you'll get unlimited LTE tethering
34. loadingzone (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
WooHoo! That saves a few hundred dollars when you buy a tablet...no need for wifi plus LTE.
39. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
exactly man, I got my mother set-up like this with an unlocked at&t Lumia 920
5. tigermcm (Posts: 608; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
who wants to bet the other 4 devices will be asha???
19. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I know for a fact one of them will be, they have an article about it at gsmarena.com
6. ryq24 (Posts: 445; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
An android nokia would be a great surprise before microsoft took over!
20. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
maybe one of the devices is a spaceship that puts elop in the front seat and sends him back to Redmond
31. loadingzone (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Why, to ruin the Nokia brand name?
Aren't there enough phones out there running lagdroid to keep you happy? What's next; telling Apple to put android on their phones and tablets?
7. harigrg33 (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 May 2013)
Nokia should have gone for 5 inch screen.. 6inch is like way too huge as there bezel will also be more I guess....
32. loadingzone (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Yea, those Samsung Notes bombed because their screens were too big. Oh wait; they didn't. If Samsung is reading this, they will probably kill the Note III before it's even released thanks to your comment.
Sony screwed up too with their new phablet. Who will buy it now that you have trashed the screen size?
Or you could buy an iPhone 5/5c/5s if you must have a 5" screen this minute. Personally, I think it looks like crap but that's just me.
49. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
There's rumors of both a 5 and 6 inch-screened phones. Possibly the Verizon version is 5", and the AT&T is 6".
8. RohanM (Posts: 110; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
Nokia surprise us with a bang exit with Nokia Droid. :)
9. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Very exciting. Hope to see a range of Lumias from an 820 update, a T-Mobile GDR3 1020 iteration and 1520, and some other premium devices to match the cutting-edge hardware.
I doubt we'll see any android Nokias as the exclusivity period is in effect until next year, so it'll only happen if the buyout fails.
24. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
watch nokia do what they did with Symbian phones and maemo, even though maemo was a better os they still put all the cool features and cameras on Symbian, they might still do this with windows phones, they need to just get rid of elop altogether and have nothing to do with microsoft
50. -box- (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Elop's already gone, and he was just the puppet figurehead of the company and the mouthpiece of the Board of Directors. In short, being the CEO. CEOs of large companies aren't dictators who run every little aspect of the company (not even jobs), they're the person who sign the documents that have been drawn up by the BoD and oversee a group of underlings who do a lot of the actual work, and also do other public actions like press conferences and product announcements. On rare occasions they can push for policy and strategy changes, but they have to be approved by other execs and the BoD, otherwise they'd be ousted.
Had Elop not joined Nokia, either someone else would have been the puppet/fall guy (or gal), and Nokia would be in approximately the same state they are now, and perhaps a bit better or worse depending on too many circumstances and stimuli to consider.
Finally, Nokia found android extremely lacking and in need of a lot of foundation-level revamp to meet their standards and allow them to differentiate vastly from Samsung (mostly), Motorola, and HTC, and when they asked google for permission to fix the OS (even beyond what Project Butter eventually did) and financial.assistance to help the transition from Symbian (this was pre-Harmattan MeeGo, but it was still under internal development) to the new OS, google snubbed them. Best phone company in the world with over a hundred million sales annually and the largest phone mindset share worldwide, and they refused! So I'm.more than content with Nokia never releasing an android device, or at most, one device that is a spec monster, but priced right at or above $1K and in super-limited quantities.
55. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I'm not sure about that, see Elop killed Meego and the thing is, Meego was gaining a lot of traction, heck even many of the Android developers at the time began to support it, I remember when the n9 came out in my country the news of it were on every channel, "we hope to see more of these phones " was how the news were, so if they would have focused on the Meego os they really would have made a comeback, especially since it was (to my knowledge) the first Carl zeiss optics phone, I've never owned an n8 but I don't think it had Carl zeiss.
43. papss (Posts: 3462; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
What did you say? Oh you want a break from this site for spamming? You got it sir
14. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
I am so excited!!!!!
Nokia is going to shock everyone, even android users :)
21. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
doubt it, they like their lag and crappy cameras, compared to the lumia range
27. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
WTH. Android users will be shock with those Outdated, Poor, Lame Nokia Phones? Nah, thanks. Millions of people nowadays doesn't want any products/phones from Nokia except those Low profiled, uneducated poor people of course. Just look at the sales figures of Nokia for the last 2 years and this year. Haha. I won't use any Nokia Phones again, EVEN THOUGH THEY WILL PUT 10000000 Megapixels on their camera's with Useless OS, and Lame Features. lol R.I.P NOKIA AND MICROSOFT!
42. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Nah, they'll be shocked to see a phone that has no lag and the battery lasts all day without a need to recharge it during the day
28. Beijendorf (Posts: 191; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Realistically we're looking at the 1520 and 2520 Lumias and 4 Ashas.
Hopefully we're looking at the 1520, 2520 and a revamp of the 1020 with improved performance and a larger 1080p screen... And 3 Ashas. This is unrealistic based on the age of the 1020 though. As for the 5.3-5.5" phablet with a plenoptic camera, it's not expected until February next year.
And I'm calling it right now, the "innovative" and "pretty special" accessory is a foldable solar-panel for charging on the go. In bright daylight you can easily get 2-4 W out of a 0.01 m² panel. Make it larger and suddely you have super-charging or charging during indoor lighting conditions. This is comparable to the standard USB 2.0-charging which gives you 2.5 W.
44. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5670; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Damn it just got a nexus 7 think I should return it n buy the NOKIA TABLET.
57. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
Nokia has a great Camera and smooth OS THAT IS IT!
Bad battery life.
They were famous for their communications and powerful signal. But after usage they weren’t that good with the Lumia 920, signal drops from time to time as well as the 3G.
OS lacks many main features I got bored using it with time.
Lack of Apps. is another an issue and after removing the best YouTube app ever on a phone IMO it got even worse.
Needs time to mature it reminded me of my old iP4 good OS but limited features but they had the Apps. and Jailbreak.
We’ll see what GDR3 brings even though don’t have high expectations.
I’m happy with BB10 waiting to try the new Sony Z1 to see how they can handle the Lag with their new processor.