After months of rumors and conjectures, we are finally hours away from Nokia’s World 2013 event where the Finnish company is expected to unveil a host of new devices and accessories. To help keep a tab on the avalanche of devices seemingly headed our way, here’s a short roundup. Also Read - Nokia XR20 launched in India at Rs 46,999: It is the toughest Nokia phone ever
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Nokia’s first Windows RT tablet is likely to be available in white, black, red and cyan colors and is expected to feature a 10.1-inch 1080p display, 6-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 10 hours of battery life, 32GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot and LTE connectivity. It is said to be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and also come bundled with a keyboard dock.
Nokia Lumia 1520:
In another first, Nokia is venturing into the phablet territory with its first 6-inch offering. The Lumia 1520 looks like any other Lumia, but with a 6-inch 1080p display, 20-megapixel rear camera along with Lumia 1020-like camera tech, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and microSD support, a nano-SIM card slot and Microsoft’s GDR3 update.
Nokia Lumia 525:
The successor to the Lumia 520, codenamed Glee, is not likely to join the above two in the premium range, but is more likely to be a pocket friendly device priced somewhere around the sub-Rs 10,000 mark. Reports have also claimed that the Lumia 525 could replace the Lumia 520 as a music-centric Windows Phone device that will have special headsets bundled with it to promote Nokia’s Music Store and related services.
Nokia Asha 500:
This could be the first Asha device to come bundled with WhatsApp social messaging app. Details about the device are scarce, and the only thing we know is that it will come with dual-SIM card slots and boast a glossy back panel similar to the one seen on the Lumia 620.
Nokia Asha 502:
The Asha 502 seems to be the 3G-enabled variant of the Asha 501. It comes with dual-SIM card slots, a redesigned speaker at the back, a flash flanking the camera, a clear plastic shell like the Asha 500, but has Line messenger on the homescreen instead of WhatsApp.
Nokia Asha 503:
The Asha 503 looks quite similar to the above two Asha devices, albeit in a more compact package. It too has the same clear plastic shell and Line messenger on the homescreen instead of WhatsApp. On the back though things are a bit different. The flash is placed on the left of the camera lens rather than the right as seen on the other two devices and the speaker is reminiscent of the Asha 501.
Nokia is also likely to launch some smartphone companion devices like the Treasure Tag NFC for example, which is essentially an NFC tag that works with a proximity sensor using Bluetooth 4.0. Nokia will release an app along with the Treasure Tag so users can get an alert on their phone whenever they are in close proximity of the tag or when they go farther than a preset distance.
Yesterday, we also saw the Nokia Guru Music player, which looks like a brightly colored Apple iPod Shuffle and is said to boast NFC capabilities.
There have also been murmurs about Nokia’s own smartwatch, which like the Galaxy Gear could be a smartphone companion device. It too could be unveiled later today.