Rumor: Nokia to announce six new products at Nokia World Oct. 22

It looks like the Devices and Services division over at Nokia will be going out with a big bang. While the company will be selling off that part of its business to Microsoft by the first quarter of 2014, it is apparently still operating at full speed. Today, a new report says that the company will reveal six new devices as part of its Nokia World press event on October 22nd in Abu Dhabi.

The report comes from The Verge, which uses unnamed sources to state that Nokia will have a "large range" of form factors to show off at Nokia World, along with some new accessories. One of them is supposed to be "pretty special" but details were not announced.

Internet rumors, along with images leaks, would strongly suggest Nokia will announce the the 6-inch Lumia 1520 at the event. It also seems likely that the company will show off a Windows RT tablet at the same time, which some reports claim will be named the Lumia 2520. Just what the other four devices might be is still somewhat murky, although it is possible Nokia could reveal some new variants of existing smartphones.

Source: The Verge | Image via Microsoft

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Im curious as to what their 3rd generation phones will be like. Its **x*, right? With the tens digit being the generation? Granted, there were no **1* devices, but I don't know if they skipped one or are going every other (so 3rd gen would be **4*).

For some reason I thought it was this month? Ah well... Wishful thinking. Gives me time to get some cash set aside, though. I'm looking at the 1520, and allegedly it'll be $299 on contract... Normal for what it is, but still...

Princess Katie Pixie said,
How many products does Nokia needs? Apple only has 3 iPhones to date, Samsung has gazillion phones and Nokia? You tell me.

Apple only has 2, if you're talking phones, though it keeps the older models on sale like the 4S just so it has something a bit cheaper. Still, they have no true low or midrange device like Nokia does. Nokia has low, mid and high end devices, if you want to break it down it's the 520, 620, 625, 720, 820, 920 and 1020. So that's 7, and the 625 is just the 620 with a bigger screen, rest of the hardware inside is the same iirc.

How many devices does Nokia need to release every year! Is this their strategy? What is their strategy? Release as many devices as possible?

Is it really that hard?!

They are not apple. They need to cover a broad range of devices, from cheap low-end to premium high end smartphones, phablets (stupid term BTW) and tablets.

Besides, they need to replace the older models too, no? They still haven't announced anything to counter galaxy s4 and htc one.

I suppose two of those six models are going to be the replacements for 920 and 820.

More models? I do not like Nokia... You got the last phone release and suddenly new phones will appear... not good...

acido00 said,
More models? I do not like Nokia... You got the last phone release and suddenly new phones will appear... not good...

Almost every company except Apple does it in today's world.

Actually not only apple, also Google with its Nexus Line, Samsung with its Galaxy SXXXX.

I mean Nokia should do something like that a phone that gets updated every year but that surprise!!!

acido00 said,
Actually not only apple, also Google with its Nexus Line, Samsung with its Galaxy SXXXX.

I mean Nokia should do something like that a phone that gets updated every year but that surprise!!!

They don't update everything often, while they release new devices quicker than Apple what they do release is in different classes. They had the 920,820 and 620, to start then a few months later they did the 720 and a few months after that the 520 hit the market. Now we got minor respins of the 920 (925, 928) and updates 625 and the 1020. They still haven't released newer versions of the core 920,820 phones though.

They just expanded the line into more of the lower end and hit the high end with the 1020. Samsung has lots of "Galaxy" devices for sale, I wonder how many people actually know about, it's not just the S4 and the Note, they have a few mid and low range Galaxy phones to.

acido00 said,
More models? I do not like Nokia... You got the last phone release and suddenly new phones will appear... not good...

As long as older models are still supported, what's the problem?

Considering all the people here still holding onto their old BB phones because they don't want to use some horribly slow and inaccurate on screen keyboard, yes. It's a market phone makers are completely missing in the tunnel vision for end user consumer sales.

-adrian- said,
Does Windows Phone support Landscaping yet? not really

Landscape works in lots of parts of the OS and the apps, it's the start screen that doesn't support it yet. But do the Android and iOS home screens support landscape? I don't think it's such a issue if it does or doesn't since you're going to be using the phone in portrait 95% of the time.

Physical keyboards are only really powerfull in combination with a big screen so they have to be landscaped. The Phone will be in landscape when the slider is out so the startscreen would need to be landscape. the news feed would need to be landscape.. contacts should be landscaped and also the settings.

-adrian- said,
Physical keyboards are only really powerfull in combination with a big screen so they have to be landscaped. The Phone will be in landscape when the slider is out so the startscreen would need to be landscape. the news feed would need to be landscape.. contacts should be landscaped and also the settings.

I agree, and some parts are already landscape supported but not all. I think it will happen, users have asked for the start screen to work in landscape, it works in both orientations on Windows RT/8 and I expect them to merge RT and Phone so I expect better landscape support all around.

GP007 said,

Landscape works in lots of parts of the OS and the apps, it's the start screen that doesn't support it yet. But do the Android and iOS home screens support landscape? I don't think it's such a issue if it does or doesn't since you're going to be using the phone in portrait 95% of the time.

I'm thinking this will come with 8.1 Blue update. I have seen 8.1 tablets supporting both the modes of start screen.

Awesome. I think I'll be up for a new device around that time. I'll be able to own the last true Nokia devices. Who knows, they might become collector items

725 ,929, 1520, 2520 and maybe 2 new asha phones?

Also , previous pic had sand skiing, this one has ocean , probably they are hinting towards dust and waterproof phone

Yes Blamer was aware of it, and I would still say "never going to happen" what with MS buying that part of Nokia

Fritzly said,

Never say never.... 2016 is not so far in the future.....

they lost the capability to do this. all their vertical is now MSFT's own. nokia has moved on.

neonspark said,

they lost the capability to do this. all their vertical is now MSFT's own. nokia has moved on.


Nokia R/D will not, if the deal will be approved, pass under MS control. Nokia could easily have devices produced by FoxConn and sold through Nokia stores.
Will it happen? My guess is as good as everybody else one but the possibility is there.