Nokia readies six new devices for 22 October event

Nokia will launch six new devices at next month’s Innovation Reinvented event with at least two of the products new additions to the popular Lumia range.

Sources familiar with Nokia’s road-map told The Verge that the event in Abu Dhabi on 22 October will see at least six new devices and a range of new accessories with one of them dubbed “pretty special”.

One of the devices released at the event is likely to be the Lumia 1520 phablet that has been rumoured for some time. The same publication also reports that a “large range” of different form factor devices will get a release and it further suggests that one of the releases will be Nokia’s first Windows RT tablet.

The Lumia 1520, originally known as “Bandit”, is rumoured to have a 6in screen that benefits from a 1080p Full HD display and has a near identical look to the remainder of the Lumia range.

Nokia’s phablet is likely to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and have a 20-megapixel camera based on PureView technology and similar to the Lumia 925’s snapper.

It was heavily rumoured the device was to be unleashed at a New York City launch event on 26 September, which was postponed due to the deal being discussed for Microsoft to take over Nokia’s handset business and license its patents.

The Finnish handset manufacturer has had a busy 2013 in which it has released a number of devices with the latest the Lumia 1020 that is equipped with a 41-megapixel camera.

Nokia has been pivotal in helping to raise the profile of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS and has meant that it’s now in third place in the worldwide OS market with four per cent of the market, still miles behind Google’s Android OS and Apple iOS.

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