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Nokia Guru leaked as NFC-enabled iPod shuffle rival

Nokia could be launching its own iPod shuffle rival in the Nokia Guru, complete with NFC compatibility.

The first press image of the Nokia Guru has leaked online via notorious tipster @evleaks, who leaked the initial details of the rumoured Nokia MP3 player.

Although details on the Nokia Guru are rather scarce, it has been suggested that it will be an MP3 player equipped with NFC functionality to connect it to a smartphone or tablet.

Like the iPod shuffle, the Nokia Guru lacks any kind of display and seemingly has just a play button on its largest face. There is a volume rocker on the side of the device, and we hope there’s some track skipping buttons there too.

If the Nokia Guru does have NFC connectivity, it could be that the music player uses the smartphone or tablet display as its own. Users may also be able to transfer music via an NFC connected device as well as remotely control the Nokia Guru.

The leaked press image of the Nokia Guru shows the device in a rather baby blue-esque hue, but we expect it will also be available in a range of other vibrant hues like the Nokia Lumia smartphones.

We’re not sure how much the Nokia Guru will appeal to consumers, but to have any success it will have to beat or match the £40 price tag of the iPod shuffle.

Nokia may well officially unveil the MP3 player at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi tomorrow alongside the heavily rumoured Nokia Lumia 1520.

The Lumia 1520 is expected to launch with a Full 1080p HD 6-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, if today’s leaked specs are anything to go by.

It should also have a 20-megapixel PureView camera in the rear and run Windows Phone 8 Update 3.

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