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Nokia working on an 8-inch tablet due in early 2014

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Nokia working on an 8-inch tablet due in early 2014
We've already seen some of the major features of the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update being put into action. The new Surface tablets and upcoming Nokia devices are all set to take advantage of new support for quad-core processors and 1080p displays. But, despite rumors of a Microsoft Surface Mini in the works, we've yet to see a big name device taking advantage of support for smaller tablet sizes.

You can count the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet if you'd like, but most would consider that a large phone and not so much a small tablet. But, a new report says that Nokia does have plans to launch an 8-inch tablet early next year; and, the rumored tablet even has a codename: the Illusionist. Evleaks has confirmed the name, and The Verge is confirming that the device will ship with Windows RT 8.1 and a Qualcomm processor, although it's unclear what processor it will be exactly. 

The word has it that Nokia is working towards releasing the device, but it is unclear if it will actually see the market because of its potential to cannibalize sales of the Surface Mini, which is planned for release in the same window. Assuming the acquisition of Nokia does go through, it's hard to say if Microsoft would release both tablets. 

source: @evleaks via The Verge

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:17 5

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I wish Nokia hadn't been acquired by Microsoft. If not, we'd be seeing a real competitor to the iPad Mini 2 (in terms of hardware), powered by Kit Kat.

The strange thing is though, Nokia seems to be targeting the Surface tablets as its main competitors, even when they're already part of Microsoft.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:27 3

2. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


They have not been acquired by Microsoft yet, they still need approval from Nokia shareholders this month.

Watch this space.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:32 4

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I hope they don't get acquired. I'd love to see a Nokia Android phone sometime.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:36 4

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3290; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Here is Nokia Android. Look at my profile picture.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:43 5

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3290; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We heard that rumor about Nokia testing android, so if shareholders not approve the deal we could see Nokia with Android. And that's my words.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:46 3

7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Highly doubt that's gonna happen. Microsoft (Elop) wouldn't allow it.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:51 4

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3485; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Get over it. Pathetic.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 01:08

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


dude your pathetic....worshipping one OS like its king....its laughable!

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:36

4. brrunopt (Posts: 434; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


So, you think when Microsoft is the official owner of the device division that they will just stop everything they are making the make completely different devices ???

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:48

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


No, but I wouldn't expect Nokia to target its partner. I thought they would have advertised their product against Android, or iPhones.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:52

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3485; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I knew I'd see you here jumping on one of the key words I listed.. SMH

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 01:09

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


You replied to his comment.....

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:51

13. Alex123 (Posts: 203; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I hope Nokia does not leave its customers alone. If you really want to be king again, i think it is not too difficult for you at all. Just making both WP and Android...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:54 1

15. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


why do every one has to go with android? don't you have enough tablet/phone selections from many oem's? its a big loss for nokia if they make android device. they have maps and music subidaries and they can't use it on android device. so don't ask nokia android device. and WP is pretty neat OS. if you don't like it u don't have to use.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:09

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1235; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


RT8.1..... how much will they price it? 300? there's already a respectable windows 8 with same price running bay trail processor that can run full windows app! nokia should just use that instead...then again... its micronokia now!

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:18 4

12. pookiewood (Posts: 562; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Ughhh, the annoying + Android whiners.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:10

14. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Guys, Did you read about Nokita's bid to rival Microsoft's bid to buy out Nokia? They have just two weeks to do so though and gather the funds.

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