Nokia Windows 8 tablet rumours gather pace: dual-core, 10in screen, Q4 launch

Nokia Windows 8 tablet rumours gather pace: dual-core, 10in screen, Q4 launchIt's fairly certain now that this whole tablet thing isn't going away – a point that surely isn't lost on Nokia, currently the only big smartphone maker without any kind of stake in the market at all.

Cue the rise of the Nokia tablet rumour, a gift that's likely to keep on giving for much of the year as we debate the what and the when of the Finns' tablet plans.

DigiTimes is kicking things off after having a word with its component supply sources, claiming that Nokia is planning a 10in Windows 8 effort running a Qualcomm dual-core processor, with the aim of getting its debut tablet on the market sometime during Q4.

By then a good few tablet makers will be onto their third generation of device – Apple is already there, of course – leaving Nokia with an uphill struggle to make any kind of impression at all.

As for the details themselves, there's no real surprise. Windows 8 is a no-brainer given the Windows Phone relationship with Microsoft, and with the tablet-friendly OS only expected to land in the second half of the year, a Q4 launch date is fairly logical too.

We'll no doubt hear plenty more in the months ahead, including hopefully some kind of unique angle or selling point that will help it stand a chance in the already over-subscribed tablet arena.

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Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 10:34

Didn't they just say they aren't interested in tablets though
fortnight ago at wmc?


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