Nokia working on 10 inch Windows RT tablet to be displayed at MWC 2013

Nokia working on 10 inch Windows RT tablet to be displayed at MWC 2013
According to Taiwan based supply chain vendors, Nokia is planning on resuming work on a 10 inch tablet powered by Windows RT. That would make the tablet a competitor to the full-sized Apple iPad, Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 and the Google Nexus 10 to name a few. Unlike the Windows 8 Pro OS, which is made for Intel powered tablets, Windows RT is for the traditional tablet experience, powered by an ARM-supported processor. The unnamed Nokia tablet is expected to be introduced in February at Barcelona during MWC 2013.

The introduction of the Microsoft Surface RT led Nokia to change its plans

The introduction of the Microsoft Surface RT led Nokia to change its plans

Nokia was planning on offering its 10 inch Windows RT tablet in Q1 2013, but Microsoft's introduction of its own Microsoft Surface tablets and the uncertainty of whether a market existed for Windows RT slates led the Finnish based firm to stop work on the tablet. Instead, Nokia decided to continue to focus on smartphones. And with sales of Windows RT tablets behind expectations, according to the supply chain manufacturers in Taiwan, Nokia is currently evaluating how many tablets it wants to order while it tries to come up with a marketing plan.

Nokia's original plan was to have the 10 inch tablet, powered by a Qualcomm S4 processor, built by Compal Electronics. Nokia wanted 200,000 units to test the market, but those plans were scrapped when the Microsoft Surface, uh, surfaced.

source: Digitimes

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23 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, my... Nokia, you naughty boy. There's something big after all.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Giggitty!

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

love this news!!! but i like for nokai to make a 8" (like ipad mini's size and portablity like a 7" android) and also a 10"!!! this will really make Windows RT sales rise!! especially made by nokia!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Make sure it's not heavy, carrying an iPad is like carrying a big size baby... If Nokia manage did that, I'll totally switch to you :) and make sure it is as sturdy as surface :)

3. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Tablets in Lumia colors?! *drools*

4. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Expect a solid and a good performance because it is Nokia, and we know what Nokia can do with their products

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

windows rt..... noooooo at least make it windows 8

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

oh snap *backs out of surface order* looks like I'll be saving my money! When is MWC????

8. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

"The unnamed Nokia tablet is expected to be introduced in February at Barcelona during MWC 2013" Says the article :)

10. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

my excitement made me stop reading lol

7. jameshoe unregistered

wish it is one of the Lumia family

9. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

it will definitely look Lumia-ish like this: http://thetechblock.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/nokia-lumia-tablet-s.jpg or something like this: http://gadgeroo.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Nokia-Tablet-Featured-Image.jpg when it comes out, I'll be first in line

11. jameshoe unregistered

it seen like slim and vivid

12. temodumbadze

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

the first picture is great,i wish it really looked like this

16. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i agree. that first link looks really nice. i wonder if they will add their pureview camera to it?

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ohhh!!! love that!

13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Nokia has already let slip 2 of it's Prototype designs and they look very good to me. but I think they should build a windows 8 tablet also because they have an Eco system of thousands upon thousands of PC Desktop/Laptop Business, Educational, PC games, and Web based TV, Movies, and Windows 8 Apps that are already available. A windows RT device may be cheaper to build but the windows 8 Tablets have the bigger ECO system .

14. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Ooh woow........ Now I will wait for this..... First day purchase for me....... But will it have Pureview 1/2......?????

22. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

do you really want a pureview on a tablet?! but yeah.. that would be nice!!!

15. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

they should make two tablets 1 with 7 or 8 inch windows rt "windows blue" and 1 with 10 inch windows 8 tablet i hope they do it

21. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

totally agree!!! i mean manufacturer can squeeze the resolution restriction to 7/8" right? like HTC DNA with 1080p screen!!! that would be a perfect size!! hoping that microsoft will let the windows blue out soon so that nokia can start making with a hand friendly tablet!

17. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Finally Nokia Finally

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

maybe microsoft let nokia make one coz they cant eat apple's and even android's (nexus) shares!!

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