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Rumor: Nokia’s Sirius tablet to be named Lumia 2520 at launch

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The Lumia 1520 smartphone/tablet hybrid may be gathering the majority of the press attention ahead of Nokia’s October 22 event, but we shouldn’t forget about the Nokia Sirius. This is the codename given to Nokia’s much-rumored, and long-awaited, Windows tablet. Now though, we’ve been given an idea of its official name, the Lumia 2520.

While Nokia is obviously wanting to cash-in on the popularity of the Lumia name in Windows Phone circles, don’t be fooled, the tablet won’t be running the phone version of the software, or full Windows 8.1, but probably Windows 8.1 RT. The much-maligned software hasn’t won as many fans as Microsoft hoped, but it is about to receive a boost with the announcement of the Surface 2, which could help its reputation.

So, why has Nokia chosen to use the number 2520? Well, we don’t know for sure, but the number 25 may be related to the screen size of the tablet. It’s rumored to be around 10-inches, which is also coincidentally (or not, as the case may be) about 25-centimeters. This also works with the 1520, as 15-centimeters is 6-inches, which is expected to be the size of the smartphone/tablet hybrid’s screen.

As for the rest of the specifications, leaks have hinted at a 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, and a 6.7-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens being fitted. The ability to connect to a 4G LTE network should also be present, and Nokia may offer a keyboard dock with an extended battery module built-in.

Will Nokia go all out and announce both the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 2520 at its October 22 event? There’s a good chance it will want to clear the decks ready for Microsoft to take over, so if it’s not October 22, it should be soon afterwards. We’ll bring you all the news as it happens regarding these two exciting Nokia products.

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