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Nokia Windows 8 tablet coming by end of year?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2012 14:49 User comments (2)

Nokia Windows 8 tablet coming by end of year? According to Digitimes, Nokia is preparing to enter the Windows 8-on-ARM market, with their own tablet by the end of the year.
The tablet will be powered (obviously) by Windows 8, and run on a dual-core Qualcomm SoC.

Getting specific, the site says the Q4 2012 will be the earliest that Nokia could offer the tablet, which makes sense given that the operating system is expected to be released in September in final form.

On the processor side, while there are quad-core chips available, the tablet will be powered by the very efficient Snapdragon S4. The S4 was just recently introduced on devices like the HTC One S, and shows extreme improvements in power efficiency compared to past dual-core chips.

If accurate, the site says Compal Electronics will be the manufacturer with a standing order of 200,000 of the 10-inch devices.

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2 user comments

112.3.2012 17:03

Hhhm... Dell, now Nokia. If memory serves (& it really doesn't) HP is out of the market, who else tot follow? Windows as a PC OS have always been a staple, but this 'catch-all' OS is a candidate for calamity waiting to happen. Especially as there have been two players in the fray solidly for 2 years now.

I'm a huge fan of Windows, but I really hope they don't step in it on this one seeing as there are manufacturers stepping up to the plate as well.

212.3.2012 18:57

Well, If I'm going to be forced into a tablet... (and it looks like that is pretty much going to happen) then a full OS tablet would be my choice.
So, I might be interested in an x64 Windows 8 tablet, but not an ARM tablet.
Any tablet I get would have to have all the features of a laptop. Meaning dual monitor HDMI support. FULL USB and SD card support. Offline support.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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