September is shaping up to be a very busy month for mobile. We’re already expecting major announcements from Apple and Samsung, not to mention IFA. Now, according to a report from Reuters, Nokia is planning to throw its hat in the ring with the launch of its very first “phablet,” among other new devices, late next month.
According to the report, “Nokia has developed more than one new mobile device and is due to announce them at an event in New York in late September.” No further specs or details are given, other than the fact that one of these devices will be a phablet (a smartphone with a screen five inches or larger). This jibes with Monday’s report of the Nokia Bandit. Bandit is believed to be the codename for Nokia’s first phablet — a 6-inch, 1080p Windows Phone device with a 20-megapixel camera and a quad-core processor.
Nokia is also thought to be working on its first Windows RT tablet. Whether this will make an appearance at next month’s event remains to be seen. And until Nokia sends out invitations, all of this is speculation.