Rumor has it: Nokia to launch 10-inch Windows 8 tablet by Q4

If a recent report by DigiTimes is to be believed then Nokia and Microsoft are possibly preparing to launch a Windows 8 tablet by the end of this year. This supposed tablet is going to be 10-inch tall and should be based on Qualcomm’s dual-core processor. The sources have also revealed that the Finnish giant will outsource the production of this tablet, nearly 2,00,000 units to Compal Electronics.This news of Nokia entering into the tablet space has already rippled waves in the blogosphere. Nokia and Microsoft’s lovechild, this rumored upcoming Windows 8 tablet, is expected to be such a device which might have the potential to compete with the iPad.

The vendor has been re-considering its other business models and with an aim to to focus more on its mobile as well location-based services, the vendor has decided to shut down two of its popular services – Nokia Money and Ovi Share. Apart from launching multiple mobile models on the Windows platform, Nokia is also planning to revamp the overall user experience of its feature phones by developing an alternative platform which were so far based on the Symbian OS. Based on its Meltemi platform,  the vendor will launch an entire new range of low-cost feature phones in lieu of replacing the current crop of Series 40 devices.

With Nokia World slated for September, we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed to catch a glimpse of its upcoming Windows 8 tablets along with a possible unveiling of a Lumia device with PureView imaging technology.


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