Is the Nokia Rivendale the company's next Windows Phone, Phablet or Tablet?

For the last few months we’ve been closely following the rumors on Nokia’s latest device: the Lumia 1020. Known under its codename, EOS, the 41Mpx device sparked interest across the internet and spawned a large number of rumors, leaked images, supposed launch dates and so on.

Now that the 1020 is finally hitting markets, we can collectively move on and look towards the next flagship device that’s bound to show up in coming months. And that’s exactly what we’re doing now with a new codename: Rivendale.

Noted leaker @evleaks, has published a list of previously unknown device codenames including the HTC Z4, the Amazon GLP70 and the Nokia Rivendale. While the previous two are very unlikely to have anything to do with Windows Phone, Nokia is certain to continue to look towards Microsoft to power its devices.

So what is the Nokia Rivendale? We honestly don’t know at this point; it could be a simple mid to low-end Windows Phone like the Lumia 625 or the very successful 520, or it could be a brand new flagship device destined to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 early next year.

There’s even a chance this isn’t a smartphone at all. Nokia has long been rumoured to be working on a Windows 8 tablet, and even though we haven’t heard anything recently this might just be it. Or maybe, this is the Windows Phone “phablet” that some folks have been anxiously waiting.

Whatever this device may be, you can be sure we’ll hear more about it in the following months; and if you want some eye candy in the meantime, why not check out our own concept of a possible Nokia Windows Tablet?

Source: @evleaks Via: WPCentral

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Android? Good grief. Now we have tablets like Surface capable of running not only Windows 8 apps but the entire back catalogue of millions of Windows apps it's time to state the obvious.

The problem with Android is there aren't enough apps - only a few hundred thousand and most of them ****-poor. It doesn't even have a decent spreadsheet or word processor. And there's no Photoshop. Android doesn't have any of the big, popular standard apps. It's just a stupid toy.

You could say the same about Apple.

i would love to see Nokia's take on a Tablet,

I have been playing with a Nokia 925 and 520 and im really impressed with Windows Phone 8, very fluid and really nice to use one handed (i.e. when walking etc..) the phone seems easier to use through swipes and general navigation around the UI.

I have played with the Surface and it is a nice tablet, im not so keen on the RT variants as when using it i can't stop thinking of how great it would be to use Windows apps on it. I know there is a Pro version and this is what probably clouds my judgement of the device. Alternatively, when using the Pro i can't help but think of how light the device is and how great the battery is of the RT.

I hope the surface 2 or the Nokia tablet would combine the lightness, the battery life of the RT and the full on Windows 8 OS of the Pro into one super tablet. The new intel Atom's and haswell chips give me hope that it's a possibility.

REM2000 said,
i would love to see Nokia's take on a Tablet,

I have been playing with a Nokia 925 and 520 and im really impressed with Windows Phone 8, very fluid and really nice to use one handed (i.e. when walking etc..) the phone seems easier to use through swipes and general navigation around the UI.

I have played with the Surface and it is a nice tablet, im not so keen on the RT variants as when using it i can't stop thinking of how great it would be to use Windows apps on it. I know there is a Pro version and this is what probably clouds my judgement of the device. Alternatively, when using the Pro i can't help but think of how light the device is and how great the battery is of the RT.

I hope the surface 2 or the Nokia tablet would combine the lightness, the battery life of the RT and the full on Windows 8 OS of the Pro into one super tablet. The new intel Atom's and haswell chips give me hope that it's a possibility.

The colest thing is, I am positive Nokia could make an awesome device in the tablet category. But the one and only way it would have any chance of competing against the iPad is it would have to run Android. Running the Windows Phone OS or Windows RT would simply make it a piece of useless junk. And me? I was a Windows Mobile user ever since the first Pocket PC. And I stayed with Windows Mobile until 6.5. I am not saying WP or WinRT is bad. I am saying that because of the very low interest, its not work the money.

The reason Nokia has 80% of the WP market is because none of the other OEM's are really interested in making devices yet because of the very slow adoption rate. You have to consider how much volume you have to meet to make production worth the cost. Samsung who has so much money and could afford to take maybe a year or 2 of loses to sell WP devices has basically shied away.

Timing is everything. I think a tablet from Nokia would be good, providing it was running Windows 8 Pro. Anything else and it will be a tablet with a fancy camera.

TechieXP said,
I think a tablet from Nokia would be good, providing it was running Windows 8 Pro. Anything else and it will be a tablet with a fancy camera.

A tablet with a fancy camera... and a full copy of Office 2013 RT... Yes. Useless.

If iOS or Android are good enough for somebody, so should Windows RT.

Poor Nokia, pouring so much effort into the Windows Phone platform, only for Microsoft to be zip about any upcoming updates. Cooomme on Microsoft, get your A into G!