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Four Nokia Windows Phones rumored in the pipeline, plus a Nokia Windows 8 tablet

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Four Nokia Windows Phones rumored in the pipeline, plus a Nokia Windows 8 tablet
Prominent Russian mobile tech blogger and first on Nokia's Most Wanted list Eldar Murtazin tweeted today that Espoo has not one or two, but four Nokia Windows Phones in R&D as of this moment, and... a tablet, to possibly run Windows 8.

Two of them are supposedly based on Chassis 1, which is the standard we've seen so far on WP7 devices - at least 1GHz chipset and 5MP camera, etc., and the other two will come based on Chassis 2, similar to the HTC Ignite that was leaked recently.

That all makes sense, but the biggest splash Murtazin is making (and he has been right about Nokia's moves quite a lot), is that Nokia is going all in regarding its relationship with Microsoft. We witnessed the engagement announcement, but now four babies are obviously on the way, and they will also have one big brother to look up to - Murtazin claims Nokia is working on a Windows 8 tablet.

Four Nokia Windows Phones rumored in the pipeline, plus a Nokia Windows 8 tablet

Not a shocker, considering both the Finns and Microsoft need to claim a stake in the tablet business before it is too late, and the ideal way to do it for both is with Windows 8, which will work on ARM-based mobile chipsets, and have a touch-friendly UI, similar to the live tiles in Windows Phone 7. We can actually see the first demos of a prototype Win 8 tablet as soon as this summer.

We are eager to hear more about this one, because if Nokia hardware and design capabilities join forces with a full-blown Windows version optimized for mobile, a lot of people will be tempted to buy it.

source: Twitter

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posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:35

1. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

if it offers the full power of PC windows platforms with a true touch interface, then i would be interested. Neither crapple or android can fully pull ebook websites for college. The first one that does it and well, gets my dolla.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:56 3

3. and1one66 (unregistered)

Your right about that. If Nokia Windows 8 tablet can perform like a desktop, then iPad 2 and Android tablets will be a trash!

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 21:04 1

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

eh i doubt it... microsoft has tried for years, apple tried once... must i say the difference?

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:56

2. bluechrism (unregistered)

Will any of them have CDMA support, or if the AT&T t-mobile merge go through, will nokia be happy bowing to AT&T on everything it asks to make sure devices get a US release.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:59

4. and1one66 (unregistered)

I think it was only the American's mobile carrier's case. Well, if T-Mobile and AT&T merge will sell more phones than before (also Nokia phones), then it will become more competitive with Verizon and Sprint.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 12:40 1

5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 871; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Idiots. I'd rather see a MeeGo tablet, and how about an E7 type Nseries?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 01:42

10. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

Tell me about it, Meego was meant to be a tablet OS from day one; but upper management miss communicated as a Symbian replacement for their smartphone line up. That's when the confusion began, and we ended up with the N900 which lit the fire on Meego replacing Symbian. And this in place slowed down the Symbian progress and essentially killed off the perfect roadmap of S40 on the low end, Symbian for smartphones and Meego for tablets; all of which were to be linked by the Qt development framework. A PERFECT IN HOUSE SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEMS, all thrown out the window by the mishandling of upper management; both old and new ones(I'm talking to you Elop!).

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 13:22

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 871; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

I thought chassis 2 was HTC 7 Pro type form factors, not candybar slabs with no slide out QWERTY.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 14:11

7. lol (unregistered)

Looks like they concieved some children out of wedlock...

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:08

8. paul24799 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

Hi if this is true NOKIA, this will be the best tablet on the market just hope they consider 10.2 and upwards display

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