THE PORTAL OF NEWS RELEATED TO NOKIA
Just few hours ago we reported about you will get Nokia Windows 8 tablet coming in Q4 2012 by our sources .
This is the first time Nokia has officially confirmed that they working on a product called ” NOKIA tab ” .
Marko Ahtisaari, son of the former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, is Nokia’s Head of Design( Nokia’s design director ) .
According to Reuters, Marko Ahtisaari has confirmed in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio that Nokia is working on tablets and he’s spending a third of his time working on
“a tablet for the cellphone maker, which would stand out among hundreds of iPad-challengers.”
What exactly can he do to make Nokia’s tablet stand out … we have no idea. But something tells us that due to Microsoft’s special relationship with Nokia, their tablet will be the equivalent of a Google Nexus device, meaning it’ll run Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating the way Microsoft wants, i.e. with no extra bullshit installed and all of Microsoft’s online services deeply integrated. What we want to know is will Nokia be given a special licensing deal for Windows 8? When Nokia announced their Q4 2011 financial results, and more recently submitted their annual 20-F filing, this choice nugget of information was discovered:
“ The total amount of the Microsoft platform support payments is expected to slightly exceed the total amount of Nokia’s minimum software royalty commitments. “
In other words, Nokia is using Microsoft’s software not only for free, but that Microsoft is actually paying Nokia to use their software. Right now this only applies to Windows Phone, but surely the same type of contract will also likely be extended to desktop Windows, right? If this is the case, how do you think that’ll make ASUS, HP, and Lenovo feel? They have to cough up an unspecified amount of dough to make Windows devices. If Nokia doesn’t have to do that, expect the PC industry to be absolutely livid.
Truth be told, we’re kind of worried that the future success of Nokia is incredibly tied to the future success of Microsoft. Both companies are losing not just mind share, but market share too.
I think the Release Date of the tab by NOKIA should be INSIDE Q3-Q4 , Otherwise it should be too late for nokia to handle it’s slightly falling sells this year ( 2012 ) . As we seen in annual report of nokia few days ago.