Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet launch pushed back to next month

Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet launch pushed back to next monthIf you were holding your breath waiting on Nokia's Lumia 1520 phablet launching at the company's New York event at the end of the month, you may as well exhale now: it's not happening.

Well, it is, but just not this month. According to Reuters the Lumia 1520 launch event has been pushed back “a few weeks”, though it appears a new date has yet to be finalised.

The reason? It's the obvious one, really. What with Nokia having been a little distracted of late finalising the terms of its £4.6bn sell-out to Microsoft, day-to-day business is understandably running a bit behind schedule.

Aside from delays there's no reason to believe any of Nokia's current product plans have either been shelved or significantly modified, so we're still looking at the supposedly 6in Lumia 1520 touching down anytime soon, as well as the “Sirius” tablet and a few other Windows Phone 8 GDR3 handsets said to be in the pipeline.

Come the new year, however, things will probably start to change. We're not talking the same kind of hibernation Motorola has been through (and largely still is, it seems) after being bought out by Google, but Microsoft will surely want its influence to be visible sooner rather than later.

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