THE PORTAL OF NEWS RELEATED TO NOKIA
If you have been paying close attention to Stephen Elop recent interviews there’s no doubt that Nokia will introduced a windows 8 tablet at some point in the future. This may very well at the end of the year to align with the OS launch (and probably also Windows Phone 8). According to the latest rumors the 10inch screen device will be powered by a Dual-Core Qualcomm SoC Which will probably be the Snapdragon S4 Pro (with the Adreno 320 GPU) and will ship in Q4 2012. Nokia is also said to have commissioned Compal again to built 200 000 of those devices (similar to how Compal help manufacture the Lumia800).
Small question to all my readers: Are you ready to sacrifice backwards compatibility and choose a Windows On ARM Tablet or will you prefer a X86 Windows 8 powered Slate?
Nokia will likely debut a dual-core Windows 8 tablet in this year’s fourth quarter at the earliest and Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed a launch date for Windows 8.
But the new OS is expected to appear before year’s end, either just before or early in the fourth quarter, according to most predictions.
Nokia will outsource the manufacturing of its Windows 8 tablet to Taiwan-based Compal Electronics with initial orders totaling at least 200,000 units, the sources said.
This isn’t the first sign that the Finnish mobile phone maker plans to enter the Windows 8 tablet market.
A Nokia executive said last November that the company is looking to add a Windows 8 tablet to its product line this coming June.
But, Nokia officials refused to confirm or deny the information at the time.
But, as we think by given interest of Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft and its slowly growing fleet of Windows Phone Lumia handsets, a Nokia Windows 8 tablet would be a natural evolution.