Nokia holding event October 22nd, new Lumias likely inbound

Nokia has announced an event for the 22nd of October where many expect that company will announce new, and much large Lumia devices and possibly a new tablet too.

Nokia has been releasing phones at a rapid pace with the Lumia 9XX series being revamped earlier this year and the Lumia 1020 with its massive 41MP camera being released over the summer. It would seem that Nokia is keen on releasing new devices roughly each quarter to help keep its line of Lumia devices always fresh.

New devices for Nokia have been popping up all over the web recently including RM-927 that passed by the FCC, the Lumia 1520 that is rumored to launch in November and of course, this information all aligns to the previous rumor that Nokia would hold an event on the 22nd of October.

The big rumor that is still outstanding is that Nokia will also release its long rumored RT tablet on the 22nd. While we have no additional information to share about Nokia’s plans at this time, pictures of the tablet have surfaced across the web over the past few weeks.

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Maybe the big surprise will be the Lumia 930 with 64-bit processor, edge-to-edge glass, motion co-processor, fingerprint sensor and 128GB storage option?

Aaron44126 said,
I thought Microsoft bought the Lumia brand? When does that take effect?

Next year.

I thought I saw someone irl actually using a Nexus phone, then I realised it was a dream

This is how it will play out:

- There is a new phone a bit thinner with more tiles and a notification center.
- The new phone is 199 on contract with real price of 599 or 699? With taxes and signup fee and cancelation fee (to get it from the phone company) will end up 700 to 800$.
- The phone will have a 41 mega pixel camera that for some nice expiation works at 8mp
- You will not be able to buy it off contract.
- The phone will not have the best processor or the most memory because “you do not need them”
- The phone will not have Google services.

At the same time Google will sell Nexus 5 with the latest processor and the most memory for 300$ (after including taxes and delivery) off contract and can use it everywhere with a camera that takes pictures almost the same like the above and with all Google services.

The same thing has been happening for 1 or 2 years by now?

john.smith_2084 said,
with a camera that takes pictures almost the same like the above and with all Google services.

The same thing has been happening for 1 or 2 years by now?


Ha ha good joke. Where do these trolls keep coming from?

UGH you are a troll. So far even the z1 has to fake the bad 1020 pics to show that it has even the same quality pics. So do not tell me the nexus series takes just as good pics.

Also the phones being shown at this upcoming event will have 20 megapixel sensors that down convert to 5 NOT the 41 megapixel sensors that the 1-020 has.

john.smith_2084 said,
This is how it will play out:
- The phone will not have the best processor or the most memory because “you do not need them”
At the same time Google will sell Nexus 5 with the latest processor and the most memory for 300$

Snapdragon 800 on Lumia 1520 isn't enough? And what does exactly "most memory" mean?

john.smith_2084 said,
This is how it will play out:

- There is a new phone a bit thinner with more tiles and a notification center.
- The new phone is 199 on contract with real price of 599 or 699? With taxes and signup fee and cancelation fee (to get it from the phone company) will end up 700 to 800$.
- The phone will have a 41 mega pixel camera that for some nice expiation works at 8mp
- You will not be able to buy it off contract.
- The phone will not have the best processor or the most memory because “you do not need them”
- The phone will not have Google services.

At the same time Google will sell Nexus 5 with the latest processor and the most memory for 300$ (after including taxes and delivery) off contract and can use it everywhere with a camera that takes pictures almost the same like the above and with all Google services.

The same thing has been happening for 1 or 2 years by now?


Not offering off contract devices would be suicidal, the World is bigger than the US and its artificially crippled market, thanks to the carriers racket and our "representatives" in Capitol Hill.
Besides I bought my 920 off contract and unbranded one year ago so, at least so far, tlit has not happened yet. Of course with MS taking over things might change.

john.smith_2084 said,
This is how it will play out:

- There is a new phone a bit thinner with more tiles and a notification center.
- The new phone is 199 on contract with real price of 599 or 699? With taxes and signup fee and cancelation fee (to get it from the phone company) will end up 700 to 800$.
- The phone will have a 41 mega pixel camera that for some nice expiation works at 8mp
- You will not be able to buy it off contract.
- The phone will not have the best processor or the most memory because “you do not need them”
- The phone will not have Google services.

At the same time Google will sell Nexus 5 with the latest processor and the most memory for 300$ (after including taxes and delivery) off contract and can use it everywhere with a camera that takes pictures almost the same like the above and with all Google services.

The same thing has been happening for 1 or 2 years by now?

When's the last time you shopped for / used a cellular phone? A majority of the telcos charge taxes, and sign-up fees (not sure what a "cancellation fee" is...especially since you're activating a phone). Most of these fees are waived, if you sign up for a two year contract. You also have the option of buying any phone you want off contract (this concept is not, and never has been exclusive to Nexus phones).

The 41MP camera (if it's actually in the device), would perform the same way it does now: saving both a 36~38MP image, and a 5MP image. And, if the leaks are to be believed, whatever phone they announce, would have the same processor (and most likely, the same memory) as the Nexus 5. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it had the exact same specs as the LG G2.

The announcement may not be epic; but it'll certainly be just as good as (if not, better than) whatever announcement they have planned for the Nexus 5.

theyarecomingforyou said,
It represents Nokia's plummeting marketshare?
LMAO! Thank you, it's been a long morning. Colonels breathing down my neck about some deadlines.

Well , FYI WP's marketshare is rather increasing while BB+iOS's are "plummeting".
Maybe it has to do with "speed" and hence a quad core phone ?

bogas04 said,
Well , FYI WP's marketshare is rather increasing while BB+iOS's are "plummeting".
Maybe it has to do with "speed" and hence a quad core phone ?
iOS market share plummeting? Strong words my friend!

I hope this means we'll see more than just the new 6" device, I think it's time to see GDR3 updates to the 8xx and 7xx at least. It hasn't been that long that we got the 925 and 928 so they might hold off on updates to those till Windows Phone 8.1.


I am fairly sure this is exactly what will happen. The Nokia apps and whatever else they will throw at it will make it much more valuable.

I would say that its more "won't" than "cannot". I kinda get the feeling that MS is trying to get off its heals and has put all their devs focus on other areas, which considering they have Nokia to fill the gap, is understandable.

Cyborg_X said,
Nokia should help RT like it helped WP8. Seems they are able to get devs to do what MS cannot.

But if the deal will go through Nokia (devices) will be MS...

este said,
Convince Sprint to take on the next flagship model please.

I'm sure they'd like to work with Sprint more but Sprint has to be willing to do it's part.