A tweet over the weekend was the first sign that Nokia was about to delay a late September event at which it had been expected to unveil its Lumia 1520 phablet (codenamed Bandit during development). No reason was given for the delay of nearly a month although it may be a result of Microsoft acquiring the company earlier this month for US$7.2 billion.
Originally set for September 26th, Nokia had been expected to unveil at least two devices, the aforementioned Lumia 1520 and possibly the 10.1-inch Nokia Sirius tablet. It appears that the event has been pushed back to October 22nd.
According to several sources, Bandit launch was pushed back. Could be 10/22.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 14, 2013
Reuters today reported essentially the same news. It added that both devices will still be announced and that only the announcement date and possibly the location have been changed. The Verge then added that its sources confirmed the same. It also reported that the Lumia 1520 will be carried by AT&T and will come in black, white, red, and yellow.
In the meantime, it appears that Microsoft will announce its own Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets next week in New York City.