Nokia Preparing Dual-Core, 10-Inch Windows 8 Tablet for Q4 2012

Nokia logoNokia is reportedly contemplating a Windows on ARM (WoA) tablet drop in Q4 2012. The veteran smartphone maker -- long expected to make a tablet market entrance -- is said to be looking to upset veteran PC makers like Dell, with an attractive Windows 8 tablet.

Android tablets have either "flopped" or "are a work in progress" depending on who you ask. Sales point to the former distinction.

Opinions aside Apple iPad still commandingly dominates tablet sales, two years after its introduction. With the third-generation HD display-equipped iPad 3 on the way, that situation looks unlikely to change -- for the next few months, at least.

But in Q4 2012, Windows 8 will drop and with it cometh the biggest threat yet to the Apple iPad's dominance.

For those who enjoy technology Windows 8 represents a truly modern tablet experience, expected to have access to a full-fledged Office suite and a truly next generation Metro user interface that makes iOS look like a stodgy Palm Pilot. So what does Nokia's tablet hold inside?

Nokia Preparing Dual-Core, 10-Inch Windows 8 Tablet

According to Digitimes, Nokia's 10-inch tablet is looking to scale up the chic design aesthetic enjoyed by its Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 Windows Phones. Nokia is contracting Taiwan's Compal Electronics to produce the device, with an initial planned production run of 200,000 units.

Inside lurks a dual-core Qualcomm ARM-architecture system-on-a-chip, likely one of the SnapDragon 4 variants. The only disappointment here is that this means no Flash -- for now. The future of Flash on Windows 8 ARM devices is uncertain, with Microsoft saying no to Internet Explorer 10 plugins -- for now. Microsoft -- like Apple -- is going the HTML5 route, a route that has thus far disappointed in terms of real-world battery life performance, despite big promises.

While Dell is expected to heavily target business customers with its Windows 8 tablets, Nokia is reportedly primarily looking to push consumer sales. Will consumers agree that Microsoft and its close partner Nokia are ready for primetime? We may soon find out.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: Nokia, tablets, Windows 8

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Highlights of the new feature update include a tweaked interface with Fluent Design elements
 
It’s now open to third-party developers and designed for smart home devices
 
Prices start at $1499 for the 13.5-inch model and $2499 for the 15-inch model
 
Users claim the Start menu isn’t working after the upgrade
 
It will release its first all-purpose AI chips by the end of 2017
 
Android 8.1 Oreo arriving on Pixel phones "in the coming weeks"
 
The Snapdragon 636 also comes with support for modern ultra-wide FHD+ displays
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)