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Nokia's 'Guru': Images leaked

Nokia appears to be chasing after Apple with a rumoured iPod shuffle-like audio device.

Twitter user @evleak (a.k.a. Evan Nelson Blass) struck again today with a rendering of what he is calling the Nokia Guru.

The device comes in an iPod shuffle-sized casing, with side volume buttons, a belt clip, and a microUSB port, but no display screen.

Most notably, the Guru will allegedly include near-field communication, allowing Nokia device owners to connect to it wirelessly.

The initial image shows the Guru in full-on neon blue — a colour likely to be offered alongside the usual Nokia yellow, as well as white and black.

A Nokia spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumors.

Earlier this year, Nokia gave its Lumia music-streaming service a boost with the new Nokia Music+ service, built as an add-on to the smartphone's existing radio music capabilities.

The leak hit the Web just one day before Nokia's 22 October press event in Abu Dhabi, during which the phone maker is expected to debut a 6in device known as the Lumia 1520.

The Windows Phone device reportedly comes with a 1080p display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, and, based on @evleaks's tweet last month, looks like every other Nokia Lumia smartphone.

This handset, however, will come with the "Treasure Tag" accessory to strap onto a keychain or other frequently lost item — featured today in an @evleaks image. Blass also posted a photo of the presumed Lumia 1520 protective cover, which comes in three colours (white, black and red) with foldable stand.