SlashPhone Rumor: Nokia to launch new touchscreen Nseries, netbook?
Okay, it’s in just around the next five hours (when I published this post), Nokia will launch an “interesting phone”,”a high-end phone that combines a touchscreen with a Qwerty keyboard”, “a netbook or laptop, a motion-sensing device that can be controlled by gestures”.
In a special link on the Nokia World Web page about the “Nseries in 2009″, it also reads: “Desktop. Laptop. Pocket.”
Below is some interesting quotes from credible sources:
what I’ve seen tonight from Nokia has, indeed, not been seen yet on the Internet and was pretty surprising to the bloggers.
“Nokia has the goods but I’m not allowed to tell you what or why until 9:45 a.m. (Spain time) today. Wow.”
Nokia, the world’s largest cellphone maker, will unveil an “interesting” phone to strengthen its product and service offerings later on Tuesday, a company official said late on Monday.
“There’s going to be some interesting hardware,” said Udo Szabo, a senior manager for Nokia’s service business, in a speech at a Mobile Monday industry networking event.
Speculation is rampant online with most guessing that the announcement will be a high-end phone that combines a touchscreen with a Qwerty keyboard. Such a device would be a first for Nokia, which just began shipping its first touchscreen phone, the 5800 XpressMusic. A special link on the Nokia World Web page that teases upcoming news about the “Nseries in 2009″ offers subtle confirmation.
Other guesses making the rounds include a netbook or laptop, a motion-sensing device that can be controlled by gestures and an N-series device running S60, the latest version of the Symbian operating system.
I will be attending Nokia World 2008 at CCIB, Barcelona, this morning and will write it immediately as it unveiled.
Again, stay tuned.