Nokia “Guru” NFC-enabled music player on the menu for next week’s event?


Next Tuesday’s Nokia world event is really shaping up to be a launch worth getting excited about, with lots and lots of new hardware rumored to appear. Mainly, that’s meant looking at new Lumia phablets or even Windows RT tablets, but we could see some non-phone devices arrive as well, like that possible Nokia smartwatch we were talking about the other week. Today we hear about another potential accessory, a music player called the Nokia Guru.

That sure sounds like a codename rather than how it might be commercially released, but for now, “Guru” is all we’ve got. Supposedly, Guru would be be a portable music player along the lines of the iPod Shuffle – so think: no display, and very basic track controls.

Well, that’s kinda boring, isn’t it? And not at all smartphone-y? Maybe, but there’s one Guru feature that could give it an extra spark: NFC support. There’s been no mention yet of just what Guru might do over NFC, but maybe it could be used to sync to your phone to transfer songs, or even pair with an external Bluetooth speaker.

We also wonder if Guru might be tied in some way to that Nokia “Glee” we heard about, a lower-end Lumia model that could place an emphasis on music. That phone may end up arriving as the Lumia 525, and it’s another model we’ll be looking for next week.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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