Nokia To Announce iPad & iPod Shuffle Competitors Tomorrow [Rumor]

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Apple isn’t the only consumer electronics giant hosting a major press event tomorrow. Nokia is also gearing up to make a number of big announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, and they won’t all be new Lumia smartphones.

The Finnish firm is also expected to unveil a Windows-powered iPad competitor with a 10.1-inch 1080p display — pictured above and below — and a new music player called the “Nokia Guru” that hopes to take on the iPod shuffle.

We’ve been waiting to see a Windows-powered tablet from Nokia ever since it got into bed with Microsoft, and it looks like the device will finally make its debut tomorrow. Called the Lumia 2520, the device will reportedly be powered by the new Windows 8.1 operating system that was released last week, with some impressive specifications under the hood.

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They include a 10.1-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and LTE connectivity. The Lumia 2520 is also expected to feature a 6.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Like the rest of Nokia’s Lumia family, its tablet will be bright and colorful and likely made from polycarbonate.

In addition to the Lumia 2520, Nokia is also said to be planning a new music player called the Guru. As you can see from the leaked picture below — published by Evleaks — it’s a tiny device without a display that features only a micro USB port and volume controls.

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The device also has built-in NFC, and it’s not yet clear whether that’s for connecting to other Lumia devices to be used as a headset. We should find out tomorrow.

Nokia’s event will take place a 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning.

  • Scott

    Well, good for them. I’m sure this will really crack the market wide open for them.

    /sarcasm

  • lwdesign1

    That cyan-colored music player looks awful! It’s a sharp cornered square with a smaller square bulge underneath it, and looks more like a very inelegant prototype than a finished product. Since this is something that will go in a pocket, it’s silly that they’d make the corners so pointy. Even after the iPod has been out for so many years, other companies still don’t seem to learn what good ergonomic design is. I’m not advocating copying Apple’s products (Samsung has already done that) but surely the designers could have come up with a case design that was more pocket and user friendly. What were they thinking?

  • GarionDK

    Finnish mobile phone company Nokia? An iPad competitor? In Abu Dhabi? In plastic? Running Windows RT? On the same day Apple introduces two new iPads?
    What can possibly go wrong!? /s

  • lowtolerance

    lol wat

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