Nokia may have cancelled its 8.3 inch Lumia 2020 tablet
My Nokia Blog has received word from a “reliable source close to Nokia” that the 8.3-inch tablet has been cancelled. The reasons for the quashing haven’t been disclosed, but they may have something (or a lot) to do with the fact that Microsoft will complete the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit early next year. Mind you, Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to launch its own 8-inch Surface tablet, which would make the Lumia 2020 a redundant device. Or maybe Microsoft is fearing that the 2020 wouldn't be redundant, but simply better that its 8-inch offering? We can't know for sure.
The apparent cancellation of the Lumia 2020 is in line with another reported calling off: Nokia was supposedly working on several affordable Android handsets, as well as a 7-inch Android tablet, but it looks like none of them will see the light of day. As always, we must take all this with the daily dose of suspicion, as nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
source: My Nokia Blog
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Correct choice considering not a single intelligent soul cares about WRT. Just release a full W8 tab, will ya, Nokya?
4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1582; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
W8 makes sense, because you can run desktop apps in it, so you basicly have computer, which compensates like it or hate it tablet UI. RT is no go.
10. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
Nokia is a phone company, therefore it uses only ARM CPUs and their compatible software. Only PC and laptop companies like Dell have the technology and experience to create "a full W8 tab". Plus, you have the Surface Pro anyway.
2. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Thats a bad decision.
They must flood the market with different models if they want to have a good come back.
5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1582; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Nokia needs Android for proper comeback. They just might get same sales numbers as Lenovo or HTC with WP, but to be in top three Android is only option.
6. boosook (Posts: 1236; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Maybe you were out on another planet for your holidays, but while you were away Nokia mobile division has been sold to Microsoft! :)
11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1582; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Yes, I know that, but that doesn't remove the opportunity that some day Nokia will make Android.
3. Fernandezxc (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
Nokia should build a windows 8 10" tablet , n shud be lighter and cheaper than the surface pro. i'll buy it
7. boosook (Posts: 1236; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Did people realize that Nokia does not exist anymore? That the mobile division has been acquired by Microsoft, and that in the (near) future the Nokia brand will disappear and you will see only Microsoft Lumia and no more Nokia phones?
8. xq10xa (Posts: 246; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Imagine if MS combined with Google. What a day that would be :)
12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1582; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Microsoft Lumia... only Poo Porridge is less sexier name.