By Stephen Schenck | August 21, 2013 5:21 PM
As should be painfully clear from the abundance of codenames we’ve been hearing, Nokia’s been working on a whole lot of new hardware. Some of these nebulous, unannounced devices have shared more secrets than others – for instance, we’ve heard several concrete claims made about a Lumia 825, supposedly arriving with a 5.2-inch display and running a quad-core SoC. Today a new rumor claims that Nokia intends not to waste any more time getting into five-inch-plus territory, launch a phablet of some kind along with other new hardware at a New York event in September.
This isn’t the first time the idea of Nokia doing a big hardware launch next month has been broached, and we recently heard September 26 attached as a potential date for a Nokia Windows RT tablet. We’re not sure if that’s what this new rumor was referring to in addition to a phablet, but it’s clear that Nokia should have multiple devices to debut.
Even for the phablet itself we have a few contenders. It could be that 825 we just mentioned, or maybe this model codenamed Bandit we’ve been talking about earlier this week, a much higher-end phablet than the 825 hardware was made out to be. Heck, why not both? While IFA is going to dominate the rumors for the next couple weeks, look for Nokia speculation to take off in full force as we start pushing into mid-September.