According to reports, Nokia and Microsoft have called for a joint press conference at 9.30 am in New York on September 5, 2012, which could mean that the new Lumia range from Nokia around the time Apple launches its most keenly awaited iPhone model.
Though no details have been shared with media, the development has given rise to speculations that the Finnish manufacturer will showcase its new line of Lumia smartphones featuring Windows 8 operating system at the event. What lends credence to the speculation is a statement attributed to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop who had said that the company will soon launch a smartphone running on Windows 8.
Many expect Nokia to launch the rumoured Lumia Phi, which is said to have a 4.3-inch touchscreen, runs on Qualcomm S4 dual-core Snapdragon processor, and has NFC and LTE capabilities. This device, if launched, will probably take the place of Nokia Lumia 900 as the flagship device of the company.
A Finnish newspaper called Helsingin Sanomat has also said that Nokia will also launch a Windows 8 powered tablet during this event. However, the move seems surprising since Microsoft is scheduled to showcase its own Surface tablet on October 26.
Interestingly, the event will be held just a week before the next generation Apple iPhone is expected to be launched on September 12, 2012. The second generation Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone too is expected to be launched soon.
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