Last week we heard rumours of a second smaller Nokia tablet supposedly being lined up to join the 10in Lumia 2520 around MWC time early next year, and today we're hearing... well, pretty much the same again.
Digitimes' industry sources have revealed that the 8in Lumia 2020 is shaping up to be launched in the first quarter of 2014, and like the Lumia 2520 will be targeted at “the mid-range to high-end segment”.
That's all well and good, but with Digitimes “industry sources” could mean well-placed insiders with a finger on the old... y'know... pulse, or a rusty toaster in the factory canteen.
We'll go with the glass half full approach for now and assume it's the former. Even so, it's hardly an earth-shattering surprise given that it mostly just repeats what was said last week.
But hearing it from a second source does add credibility to what's being said so we're happy to pass on the info. To remind you, last week we were told the Lumia 2020 will run the same Snapdragon 800 processor and full HD display resolution offered by its big brother – something that definitely counts as “mid-to-high range”.
Given how low prices are getting for entry-level Android tablets it's probably wise to leave the budget end of the market well enough alone for now.
But looking at the inroads Nokia has made in emerging markets with its feature phones, surely someone at Nokia/Microsoft is thinking of testing the water with an entry-level Nokia tablet. A Nokia Asha tablet for developing markets? If it's done right it might just work...