Nokia said to hold event in NYC on September 26-27

Nokia may be gearing up for another event at the end of September, says Windows Phone Central. What will be on the agenda?

Could a tablet version of the Lumia smartphones be next on Nokia's agenda?
Could a tablet version of the Lumia smartphones be next on Nokia's agenda? CNET

Nokia will hold a two-day event in New York on September 26 and 27, according to the folks at Windows Phone Central. No details were spilled as to the nature or topic of the event, but one obvious candidate is a Nokia tablet.

The company has traditionally used New York to unveil major new Lumia devices. In September 2012, Nokia launched the Lumia 920 in New York, and earlier this month, the Lumia 1020 made its debut in the city. With a full lineup of Lumia phones now up for sale, the time may be ripe for a long-awaited tablet.

In response to a possible NYC event, a Nokia spokesperson told CNET that the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

In February, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that the company was looking " very closely " at tablets but had nothing to announce yet. In May, Jo Harlow, executive vice president of smart devices for Nokia, also teased the notion, saying : "We're very interested in tablets and that's an area we're looking at."

Nokia reportedly had plans to develop a 10-inch tablet outfitted with Windows RT. But the company decided to nix it in favor of one running the full version of Windows 8, The Verge said earlier this month.

Nokia is currently testing a tablet among different carriers, multiple sources told WP Central. If that's true, the company could coincide the launch of a tablet with the release of Windows 8.1, which should reach consumers not too long after the summer ends.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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