Nokia expected to launch Lumia 1520 on October 22

The Finnish phone maker schedules a launch event for October 22, where the Lumia 1520 is expected to be the guest of honor.

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Nokia will host a launch event on Tuesday, October 22, in which it's likely to unveil its big-screen Lumia 1520.

The company announced the news on Tuesday via a tweet that says: "At Nokia, we never stop innovating. More to share on October 22." An image touting the event includes the hashtags #blazing, #stories, and #innovationreinvented.

Nokia was mum about the agenda for the event, but the Lumia 1520 is a logical candidate. Reports of the 6-inch handset have surfaced lately, with alleged photos revealing a peak at the big device.

A tweet from known leaker @evleaks said that Nokia would launch the 1520 at an event in New York on September 26 . But sources told The Verge this week that the event had been pushed back , possibly because of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's device and services division.

The venue is also expected to change from New York, at least according to the image in Nokia's tweet. Unless there's an unknown area of Manhattan covered by huge sand dunes, Nokia will likely hold the event somewhere more tropical, possibly Abu Dhabi, says @evleaks.

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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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