Nokia working on an 8-inch tablet due in early 2014
posted by Michael H. / Nov 04, 2013, 5:02 PM
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.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 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.
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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 Nov 04, 2013, 5:17 PM 5
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They have not been acquired by Microsoft yet, they still need approval from Nokia shareholders this month. Watch this space.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 5:27 PM 3
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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 Nov 04, 2013, 5:36 PM 0
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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 Nov 04, 2013, 11:54 PM 1
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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 Nov 04, 2013, 6:09 PM 0
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