Sirius tablet and new Lumias expected from Finnish firm

Nokia to launch six smartphones and tablets in October

Nokia will unveil new mobile devices including its first ever tablet at an event in Abu Dhabi.

People ‘familiar with the plan’ told the WSJ that several Lumia devices, lower-end devices and Nokia’s first tablet will all debut at the event on October 22nd.

The Lumia smartphones will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, while the lower-end devices will be based on Nokia’s S40 software.

The tablet, code-named “Sirius”, will run Windows 8, competing directly with Microsoft – the company that bought Nokia’s Devices & Services business in September.

Last week Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2, which will be released on the same day as Nokia’s announcement – October 22nd.

With six mobile devices in total, these will be the first unveiled by Nokia since the buyout on September 3rd 013.

Last week, @evleaks posted a tweet suggesting the Nokia Sirius will actually be called the Lumia 2520.

On the smartphone front, some rumours suggest that a six-inch Lumia phablet will be unveiled at the event.

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