Nokia dropping teasers for same day as Microsoft's big announcement

Microsoft has quickly thrown together a media event for Monday and the tech community has been furiously trying to figure out what the company is going to announce. While we still do not have any strong evidence as to what exactly that announcement will be, Nokia is now dropping teaser images for the same date as Microsoft's announcement. 

The images that see above clearly call out the same day as Microsoft's big announcement and considering that Nokia and Microsoft are in bed together, they are likely announcing something together. Many are speculating that it will be a Nokia built, Microsoft branded tablet but that is just a rumor at this point.

We only have a few more days to go until Microsoft makes their big announcement (and we will be there!) but there is a lot we still do not know about what will be announced. Whatever it is, Nokia will most likely be helping out but until Monday rolls around, your guess is as good as ours (below is our previous mockup of a Nokia branded tablet).  

[Update] It looks like it might be the Nokia PureView announcement according to allthingsd for the US market.

Via: The Nokia Blog
Source: Nokia Facebook Page

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someone mentioned courier......i hope that happens (even if made by Nokia with Microsofts Windows Phone platform)

Im not sure about the music thing but if it is a tablet, the following happens:

1: Microsoft renames Windows Phone into Windows Portable
2: Nokia releases the hardware which could be one of two things: a "courier" device or a Xbox handheld video game platform . This is the reason behind the renamig from Windows Phone into Windows Portable.

That "808" refrence is intresting so....could be that too

I find the timing odd if it doesn't have anything to do with Microsoft's announcement honestly. I don't think Nokia would want to steel their thunder...

M_Lyons10 said,
I find the timing odd if it doesn't have anything to do with Microsoft's announcement honestly. I don't think Nokia would want to steel their thunder...

It's definitely Nokia 808 Pureview technology. Maybe they ported it to Windows Phone quicker than we expected? I think this is simply them bringing the 808 to the US.

I'm not really certain what Microsoft is doing. Very strange.

While working in the industry at the turn of the year, Nokia where working on a tablet based device to become Microsoft's Xbox Portable. Powerful enough to play any XBLA game, web browser etc etc. Maybe they are finally announcing that.

I think everyone is missing the point while not paying attention to the clues! I think they will announce a new music store hence the image of a soundboard!

rwx said,
I think everyone is missing the point while not paying attention to the clues! I think they will announce a new music store hence the image of a soundboard!

They already announced it... it's Xbox Music...

korupt_one said,
The New York Times is now going on record as having spoken to "people with knowledge of Microsoft's plans" that indeed, it is a tablet of their own making. As the Times points out, this is the first time in the company's 37 year history that they are making their own computer. That's huge.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06...-introduce-tablet.html?_r=3

I still think that we're going to see some type of MS+B&N WinRT+Nook tablet to take on the kindle fire. A pure media and casual game consumption device with B&Ns ebooks tossed in as well. I just don't think MS will make a pure tablet and step on it's OEM partners toes before Win8/WinRT is even out.

The best way to take on the kindle fire is to toss in all the Xbox music/video and B&N books, plus access to Xbox Live Arcade games as well and you have a compelling rival in that market (now you just need the right price ofc). That still leaves pure tablets for OEMs like Sony,dell, HP, Asus and Acer to make and sell without issue. Guess we'll know in a few days though.

Nokias windows phones are far from failing. The 808 has probably been in development for longer than the Lumia Phones and yes Nokia still make phones that are not wp phones. The 808 is an interesting phone, maybe a bit ugly but has just been rated as the best damn mobile phone camera by far compared agaibst the iphone 4s it blew it completely out of the water. This pureview technology will also be coming to windows phones at a later date. So it really doesn't say anything to you and windows phones and nokia are far from failing. The MS announcement will probably be a noble tablet or a MS branded tablet made by Nokia.

korupt_one said,
Nokias windows phones are far from failing. The 808 has probably been in development for longer than the Lumia Phones and yes Nokia still make phones that are not wp phones. The 808 is an interesting phone, maybe a bit ugly but has just been rated as the best damn mobile phone camera by far compared agaibst the iphone 4s it blew it completely out of the water. This pureview technology will also be coming to windows phones at a later date. So it really doesn't say anything to you and windows phones and nokia are far from failing. The MS announcement will probably be a noble tablet or a MS branded tablet made by Nokia.

I have Nokia 603, Symbian Belle FP1 phone, i would love to see announcement of Fp2 update or Nokia carla!

I think this will be a press conference for the 808 pureview simian mobile phone for the US, the are code for the Hawaii is 808 and the model number for the mixer is 808. I really don't think MS and this are about the same thing.

korupt_one said,
I think this will be a press conference for the 808 pureview simian mobile phone for the US, the are code for the Hawaii is 808 and the model number for the mixer is 808. I really don't think MS and this are about the same thing.

true Microsoft has nothing to do with Symbian so its going to be something different

korupt_one said,
I think this will be a press conference for the 808 pureview simian mobile phone for the US, the are code for the Hawaii is 808 and the model number for the mixer is 808. I really don't think MS and this are about the same thing.

That says to me that Nokia has accepted that their Windows Phone strategy has failed and they are desperate and have resorted to an OS they themselves canned. Unfortunately this is probably going to flop harder than their Windows Phones since even fewer people want a Symbian phone than a WP.

And if the biggest supporter if WP is unable to sell Windows Phones is there any hope for it to survive?

korupt_one said,
I think this will be a press conference for the 808 pureview simian mobile phone for the US, the are code for the Hawaii is 808 and the model number for the mixer is 808. I really don't think MS and this are about the same thing.

But would not you consider strange that two companies so close to each other will schedule two important, separated events on the same day? I mean, possible? Yes. Clever? Not really.............

efjay said,

That says to me that Nokia has accepted that their Windows Phone strategy has failed and they are desperate and have resorted to an OS they themselves canned. Unfortunately this is probably going to flop harder than their Windows Phones since even fewer people want a Symbian phone than a WP.

And if the biggest supporter if WP is unable to sell Windows Phones is there any hope for it to survive?

Yep. All of that from someone's suggestion.

By gosh, the more logical leap wouldn't be that it would be a Nokia Lumia PureView 808. Nope! Clearly a picture of Hawaii and a grainy picture suggest that--whether or not they're bringing the Symbian phone to the US as a stop gap--they have decided to throw away Windows Phone after a quite successful launch of the Lumia 900 so that they can reboot a dead platform that provides zero differentiation from anyone else with a dead ecosystem. There's nothing like logic to drive the nail into a coffin.

We get that you love Android, but why do fanboys jump into posts to make wildly stupid statements like this? At least grasp at reality.

korupt_one said,
I think this will be a press conference for the 808 pureview simian mobile phone for the US, the are code for the Hawaii is 808 and the model number for the mixer is 808. I really don't think MS and this are about the same thing.

Perhaps this is when they're really announcing Apollo along with a Pureview Windows Phone, leaving Wednesday's keynote for further insight into Apollo from a development standpoint

efjay said,

That says to me that Nokia has accepted that their Windows Phone strategy has failed and they are desperate and have resorted to an OS they themselves canned. Unfortunately this is probably going to flop harder than their Windows Phones since even fewer people want a Symbian phone than a WP.

And if the biggest supporter if WP is unable to sell Windows Phones is there any hope for it to survive?


What part of "selling better than expected" and "sold out" did you not get? They're certainly selling phones. The Pureview used Symbian because the software was ready for Symbian, no other reason. They have already stated that they intend to at some point bring this technology to Windows Phone as well.

Since everyone is speculating like mad, let me add my own off-the-wall speculation.

Microsoft and Nokia will announce that Microsoft is lending Nokia a few Billion dollars to help Nokia develop and market Windows phones, and grow as a company.

That loan will be at a "risk-free" (i.e., US government) interest rate, and will have a duration of at least three years. That will allow Nokia to pay off the several Billion dollar debt that is coming due in a couple of years.

Ian Easson said,
Since everyone is speculating like mad, let me add my own off-the-wall speculation.

Microsoft and Nokia will announce that Microsoft is lending Nokia a few Billion dollars to help Nokia develop and market Windows phones, and grow as a company.

That loan will be at a "risk-free" (i.e., US government) interest rate, and will have a duration of at least three years. That will allow Nokia to pay off the several Billion dollar debt that is coming due in a couple of years.


Highly unlikely that they'd tease a business loan with an announcement this big. I mean, that could possibly be part of it, but there will be something product- or service-related. You don't tease business alliances/deals like this.

Anthony Tosie said,

Highly unlikely that they'd tease a business loan with an announcement this big. I mean, that could possibly be part of it, but there will be something product- or service-related. You don't tease business alliances/deals like this.

Agreed. And, it would be a bit premature, as Nokia isn't at risk of running out of money soon. Their goal is still for that not to happen. You don't arrange for and announce securing funding that you may never need...

first picture talking about Maps Bing maps + Nokia maps all in one
second picture telling us its related to Music as dtboos said Xbox Music collection will include Nokia Music collection but i still feel its bigger than xbox Music. Maybe Nokia Music + Xbox Music + Multimedia Players all in one with Nokia hardware and windows phone software

Edited by subcld, Jun 16 2012, 3:40am :

subcld said,
second picture telling us its related to Music as dtboos said Xbox Music collection will include Nokia Music collection but i still feel its bigger than xbox Music

Well the first picture is clearly a map, so I'd guess we'll at least see more about Xbox Music and the rumored 3D Nokia Maps.

Anthony Tosie said,

Well the first picture is clearly a map, so I'd guess we'll at least see more about Xbox Music and the rumored 3D Nokia Maps.

you replied before i complete my edit

subcld said,
first picture talking about Maps Bing maps + Nokia maps all in one
second picture telling us its related to Music as dtboos said Xbox Music collection will include Nokia Music collection but i still feel its bigger than xbox Music. Maybe Nokia Music + Xbox Music + Multimedia Players all in one with Nokia hardware and windows phone software

Interesting speculation. Then again, Damon Lindelof (writer for Lost, Prometheus) could be handling these ads, so they might ultimately have nothing to with anything ...

Darth Tigris said,

Interesting speculation. Then again, Damon Lindelof (writer for Lost, Prometheus) could be handling these ads, so they might ultimately have nothing to with anything ...


i like to get my expectation high on this event hope is good sometimes but i could fall on my head with disappointment

Just because Google and Motorola are "in bed together" doesn't mean we will see any Nexus devices from them so what make Nokia and Microsoft any different?

neo158 said,
Just because Google and Motorola are "in bed together" doesn't mean we will see any Nexus devices from them so what make Nokia and Microsoft any different?

Are you comparing Microsoft + Nokia to Google + Moto? They most likely bought Moto for the patents.

XBOX music with the addition of Nokia Music for, what will be by far, the worlds largest selection. Going cross platform to mac, ios, android ect.

dtboos said,
XBOX music with the addition of Nokia Music for, what will be by far, the worlds largest selection. Going cross platform to mac, ios, android ect.


Image of a soundboard, and the north pacific. They are bringing music to the north pacific! wooooowww!

dogmai79 said,
Microsoft is buying Nokia therefore any tablet coming from Nokia is actually from Microsoft. Just one long shot guess.

if ms actually buys them (yahoo?) technically yes but no.

nokia made from the start just being sold by ms. so yes you can say it's from ms but they didn't make it. they just bought and sold it.