Nokia, Sony and LG to release new tablet warriors next year, 8" Lumia 2020 pegged for March launch

Nokia, Sony and LG to release new tablet warriors next year, 8
Tucked in a report that Nokia, LG and Sony will persevere with new tablet models next year, is the statement that an 8" Nokia 2020, dubbed "Illusionist", is on tap to be released in March, likely announced at MWC in the end of February. 

We've heard already about an upcoming 8-incher from the Finns, but apparently the release is pushed for after Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services division has fully played out early next year. Nokia's tablet is expected to sport a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and have higher pixel density than the Nokia 2520's Full HD display, meaning we'll likely see a Full HD display in an 8" form factor.

Sony is apparently also planning a successor to its excellent Tablet Z, the world's thinnest tablet, and LG will try to woo us with a G Pad heir, possibly powered by a homebrew octa-core Odin processor of its own. HTC, Motorola and BlackBerry are expected to stay put with any tablet plans, and focus on smartphones for obvious reasons, while Huawei and ZTE are said to push with low- to mid-range slates sold at carriers directly. 

Samsung, Asus, Acer, Lenovo and, of course, Apple, won't stay still either, so next year might turn out to be the year of the tablet, in any size and specs sheet, just like this year could be called the year of the phablet, for we've never seen that many big-screen phone models released as in 2013.

source: Digitimes

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8 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Aw man! I'm thinking of buying a tablet, it looks like I have to wait till next year then.

4. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Yup..Waiting for a 7'inch to 8'inch from Sony,Nokia and LG..

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Want a Full Win8 Nokia tablet!

3. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I was gonna buy the samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition but now I have to wait to see what sony comes up with, I hope it will go well with my xperia z1.

5. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I almost bought a Surface 2 today but decided to hold off until the 2520 hits shelves where I live.

6. mahamch

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

it is no big deal to get information about even the tiniest of the event occurring at any part of the world.

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft needs to put an Intel Atom CPU with PC windows 8.1 inside the Nokia 2520's Plastic body and offer it in colors like Nokia Yellow, Red, Pink, Dark Grey, Cyan blue and of course Black and White. folks are tired of black and white smart phones and tablets. I have a White Nokia Verizon 928 and am Pissed off the Cyan blue was not available for sale at Verizon> I think the Europeans got the Cyan 928.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think Sony must introduce reliable tablets in both Windows and Android ecosystems.

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