Nokia shares plans to stream Oct. 22 event, but is it also hinting at what to expect?
In just twelve days from now, Nokia has its big announcement planned for Abu Dhabi, where we’ve heard the company could have a half a dozen or more devices to launch. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about just what those could be, and have a number of Lumia phones, as well as that 2520 tablet, as possible contenders. Today, Nokia announced plans to make the Nokia World event viewable to those of us who just can’t get to the Persian Gulf that morning, and in doing so has managed to get a new rumor started.
The streaming will be available through the company’s Nokia Conversations site, but depending on where you live, watching live could mean getting up bright and early. The main event gets started at 8AM Abu Dhabi time, which works out to 11AM in London or 3AM for those of you on the East Coast of the US. If that early hour’s a non-starter for you, don’t forget you can always just swing by Pocketnow at a more comfortable hour to get the full scoop on what Nokia had to share.
So, what’s this new rumor? Well, to promote news of this streaming, Nokia threw together the image above, inviting users to watch on all sorts of hardware. That’s clearly a Nokia Lumia on the left, but what of the other two? We’ve heard suggestions that the tablet could be the 2520, and even going so far as to speculate that Nokia could be producing a full-on laptop.
Frankly, we’re unconvinced, and that seems like trying far too hard to look for meaning where it just doesn’t exist. That’s not to say that Nokia might not make (another – thanks, Adam) laptop someday – and certainly as it becomes Microsoft’s de facto hardware arm, the idea’s going to seem more and more plausible – but more to the point, this image simply doesn’t feel at all like a teaser, or certainly not the kind we’ve seen from Nokia in the past.