Nokia to hold Sept. 26-27 event, likely to announce first Windows tablet and phablet

Nokia has reportedly scheduled a press event in New York City on Sept. 26 -27. This could be when the company officially announces its first Windows 8 tablet and its rumored Lumia phablet.

Nokia shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to releasing new hardware. The company recently launched the Lumia 925 and its new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 went on sale last week. A new report claims that Nokia has already scheduled an event for Sept. 26- 27 in New York City.

Windows Phone Central is reporting that it has received a tip that Nokia is planning to hold an upcoming event in September. There are no clues or any indication of what the event is being held for. The site points out that Nokia has only reserved the New York City location for major launches such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and the just-released Lumia 1020. There are two devices that could make their debut at the upcoming event.

Nokia has long been rumored to be working on a Windows 8 tablet and soures have told the site that Nokia already has its tablet in carrier testing with different carriers. A Windows 8-powered Nokia tablet just popped up on a benchmarking site that revealed some of the tablet's specs, including the operating system. It's not clear if this means that Nokia will use the full version of Windows 8 to power the tablet, or use Windows RT as had been previously reported. The site mentions that new Windows 8.1 hardware is expected to go on sale sometime in September, since the new OS is being released to manufacturers in August. This would certainly help Nokia's first Windows 8 tablet get some great publicity as it coincides with Microsoft's next version of Windows 8. The tablets are expected to look similar to its Lumia smartphones, complete with bright colors and rounded polycarbonate body.

Nokia is also believed to be working on the first Windows Phone phablet. The phablet is reportedly going by the codename "Bendit" and the only details that have leaked so far claim that it has a 6-inch display.

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