By Stephen Schenck | October 7, 2013 4:33 PM
Earlier today, we looked at what might just be the latest picture to leak of Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT tablet. As we mentioned then, this device was once referred to by the codename Sirius, though more recently rumors have suggested it could launch as the Lumia 2520. While that’s still not confirmed, some interesting behavior by the search function on Nokia’s website is being interpreted by some as evidence in support of that model number.
What’s happening is that if you search Nokia’s US site for “Lumia 2520″ or even just the number 2520 itself, you get a single result: a short FAQ entry defining what a tablet is.
Well, that’s curious, but could there be an innocent explanation? The number 2520 doesn’t show up at all in the FAQ page’s source, making us wonder why Nokia associated the page with the search term.
We wanted to be sure that we weren’t seeing some ancient result here – there are plenty of Nokia support docs still available for old “tablets” like the N800, so could that be where this page is from? Now, it’s not exactly a slam dunk, but that FAQ page that gets returned when you do the 2520 search has a topic ID number of FA142226. That’s concurrent with other modern pages, while the numbering back when the N800 was out is more in the FA90000 range.
So, Nokia’s website directs people curious about the number 2520 to a suspiciously modern page about tablets. It very well could be nothing, but it sure is interesting, all the same.
Update: Nokia has modified its site search to no longer return the tablet FAQ page as a result, and directly checking that page’s URL reveals that it’s been removed from the company’s server. Does this mean that we were on to something here, or is Nokia just trying to save us from chasing a random thread that was going nowhere?