— Nokia (@nokia) September 24, 2013
Nokia tweeted this message earlier this morning confirming they will be hosting a launch event. Scheduled for October 22nd, this supports the tweet that appeared last week with the save-the-date announcement with a desert theme.
While the smartphone maker has acknowledged that they will have a product launch on that set date, they have not divulged what exactly they would release. The rumor is that a six-inch Lumia 1520 "phablet" is on the way along with a separate Windows RT tablet. However, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet known as "Sirius" is actually the upcoming gadget. By choosing an exotic locale to announce a new product instead of the traditional New York or San Francisco launch, Nokia needs to make an impact in order to sway Apple and Android customers to buy their new wares.