Over the last few days, though, multiple leaks have emerged to fill in quite a few of the details on both devices, suggesting both will be on hand to share the Big Apple spotlight next month.
We'll start with the Bandit... or should we say the Lumia 1520, as that's what the normally trustworthy @evleaks is claiming it'll be released as. If so, it'll be an odd move from Nokia, and slightly at odds with how its Lumia lineup has been structured so far.
Not only that, but it was @evleaks who incorrectly suggested the Lumia 1020 would in fact be launched as the Lumia 909 (it being a follow up to the 808). Then again, nobody gets everything right 100% of the time.
Leaving aside the name debate, and we have Reuters suggesting Nokia will unveil “new, large-screen mobile handsets” – as in plural – at the September 26/27 event, suggesting that the Lumia 1520 (if that's what it'll be called) won't be the only new Nokia phablet on the cards.
WPCentral has weighed in with some supposedly confirmed specs, too, though it's largely a repeat of what emerged via The Verge recently – 6in, 1920 x 1200 display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 20MP camera and Windows Phone 8 GDR3.
It also confirms the notion that the device will be impressively thin, with only a slight hump in the chassis required to accommodate the high-resolution camera.
We'll cover the Windows RT tablet news separately, but it's starting to look like a launch bonanza for Nokia at the end of next month. Can't we just start calling the event “Nokia World” and be done with it?