Nokia tablet images surface, don't get too excited

When images of new devices leak, our inboxes are usually flooded with messages telling us to cover the new device. Once again, this morning, when a Nokia tablet popped up, we got tipped about the supposed leak. 

The image you see above gains a bit for credit for being on a reputable site and is clearly showing a well designed application. What draws a lot attention on this page is not the application that is being shown but that the tablet is a Nokia branded device. While the device does look like a fantastic product, it is simply a generic tablet with the Nokia name slapped on the front for extra appeal. In short, nothing to see here, keep moving along.

We would love to see Nokia build a tablet (might we suggest the concept we made last year) but the hunt continues to see if Nokia truly is building a device using Windows products outside of Windows Phone. But for now, all we know is that they are still hammering home the Lumia Windows Phone brand and we should hopefully hear some news about Verizon landing a flagship device in the near future.

We should note that the images have been pulled from the source.

Source: Cargocollective.com | Via: @Evleaks

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I'm sorry to say, regardless what Nokia turns out...the Surface (hardware) is just too amazing (the software could mature a bit).

Looks like someone found the 'Bevel and Emboss' feature in Photoshop. Wait until they discover the Lens Flare.

No Windows button on the front? That violates the Windows 8/RT certification program that OEMs must comply with when making Windows 8/RT devices. I'm calling bogus on this leak.

Could be bogus, But Nokia has more freedom to do as they please then other OEMs. So it might come without a button.

But the style doesn't look like WP or W8 either. More like the 360 dashboard.

FalseAgent said,
No Windows button on the front? That violates the Windows 8/RT certification program that OEMs must comply with when making Windows 8/RT devices. I'm calling bogus on this leak.

You mean the Windows touch button the Surface has? Maybe thats what happens when you press Nokia on the front.

Shadowzz said,
Could be bogus, But Nokia has more freedom to do as they please then other OEMs. So it might come without a button.

But the style doesn't look like WP or W8 either. More like the 360 dashboard.


Nokia has more freedom compared to other OEMs only with Windows Phone, not with Windows 8/RT.

techbeck said,

You mean the Windows touch button the Surface has? Maybe thats what happens when you press Nokia on the front.


Complying with the certification program involves having a start button with the Windows 8 flag (just like the start button on our laptop keyboards) along the horizontal bezel of the device...all Windows 8/RT devices will need to have it...

FalseAgent said,

Nokia has more freedom compared to other OEMs only with Windows Phone, not with Windows 8/RT.

Who says this is WinRT. And who says they cant use WinRT similar as they can WP, do you know the exact details of their relationship? Or are both of us just throwing around speculations?
Wouldn't be surprised they would have more input into WinRT as well, since its basically the same platform. Plus Nokia is releasing apps for WinRT... why would they do that?

I wouldn't dismiss the possibility of Nokia coming in and making a Surface 2 or that xbox surface there were rumours about! Nokia are Microsoft's best hardware partner and seeing as though Nokia just released their Nokia Music app for Win 8/RT it's quite possible we see something in the not too distant future!

I'd hope they didn't make/brand the surface 2 with Nokia, having a plain Microsoft brand on it is really appealing to me personally, particularly with a good piece of hardware like the surface.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Nokia making an 8-inch pure tablet option though, leaving Microsoft to the productivity & 'laptop-replacement' side and sticking with 'portable & invincible' for their take on products.

Nothing against Nokia btw, my Lumia 920 is awesome, I just don't feel their brand is suited to laptops/desktops, I'd choose an Asus over them in a heartbeat =P

ChristopherSmith said,
I'd hope they didn't make/brand the surface 2 with Nokia, having a plain Microsoft brand on it is really appealing to me personally, particularly with a good piece of hardware like the surface.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Nokia making an 8-inch pure tablet option though, leaving Microsoft to the productivity & 'laptop-replacement' side and sticking with 'portable & invincible' for their take on products.

Nothing against Nokia btw, my Lumia 920 is awesome, I just don't feel their brand is suited to laptops/desktops, I'd choose an Asus over them in a heartbeat =P


But a tablet released by Nokia that is actually Microsoft's will be much more appealing to me personally. Microsoft can do hardware, but in my opinion, they shouldn't focus on it. They have one of the best hardware partners available, why not let the one with the best reputation on devices build it?

Shadowzz said,
if you let that slip through your fingers.. it will split the earth in half.

Or, it will crack and you'll start crying for a new tablet.

SubZenit said,

Or, it will crack and you'll start crying for a new tablet.

It's a well proven fact that Nokia hardware is indestructible! Nokia have shown us alternative uses for their phone for example as a house demolition device or substitute for a nuke!

ingramator said,

It's a well proven fact that Nokia hardware is indestructible! Nokia have shown us alternative uses for their phone for example as a house demolition device or substitute for a nuke!

Mind PMing me with links if you have them? Would be cool to see.

Shadowzz said,

And you take him seriously that a Nokia device can be a substitute for a nuclear bomb... and you're asking for proof?

I want to see it and have not heard about what he said.

The rest of your post was not necessary.

SubZenit said,

Or, it will crack and you'll start crying for a new tablet.

You must have not owned a Nokia device... I have broken laptop screens, made holes in the drywall and dropped my phone face down on a brick road and the damn thing barely has a scratch on it. I've had an iPhone and two Android phones not survive much less worse drops while this damn Lumia is still going strong (to the point I hoped last time it would break and give me a reason to buy a new one)...

Shadowzz said,
if you let that slip through your fingers.. it will split the earth in half.

Are you on commission for Nokia? Because I see no other reason to perpetuate their viral marketing campaign.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Are you on commission for Nokia? Because I see no other reason to perpetuate their viral marketing campaign.

That's why it's called viral. True story.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Are you on commission for Nokia? Because I see no other reason to perpetuate their viral marketing campaign.


Its not Nokia themselves that started this indestructible phone campaign. Its the users.
3310 for example, was virtually indestructible. I've seen em fall out of car windows driving 120kmh and surviving.
Nokia's are in general much tougher then their competitor phones, they where in the 90s, early 00 and even today it is far above average.

And yes as long as Samsung and Apple rule the market with those flimsy phones that break much to easy.. I will keep promoting Nokia's toughness.
My 920 has been through allot already and I just have it a few months. While my mates s3 fell twice on a stone floor and guess what? Oh yeah, completely cracked screen.
My 920 fell screen first on a pointy piece of metal... and what did I got... a really, really tiny almost unnoticeable scratch.

Shadowzz said,

snip

Older phones were always more durable. I had a motorla phone I abused heavily back in the day. Always worked well.

I have a GNEX and I dropped my phone several times on concrete and it came away with barely a scratch It took dropping it 10ft from a roof for it to actually crack.

It also depends on how you drop the phones. Dropping it face first will almost always crack the screen. There are a lot of posts on the internet about the 920 cracking this way.

Nokias may be more durable, but they can be damaged as easily as anything else depending on how they are abusd.

Yep, probably. Once dropped my Lumia and it disappeared into the ground leaving a melting lava hole behind. Luckily it did not end up splitting the Earth but I found it in my living room when I arrived at home. So I just called my insurance company to get the floor fixed and they told me this was a common issue with Lumia related drops. I just hope everyone holds tight to their future Lumia tablets.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Keep telling yourself that if it will make you feel better.


Please show me an example of the 3310 period where Nokia actively promoted their phones to be able to survive an impact from a 50mile comet?

I've seen Nokia use it in recent couple of years. But not before, so show please

techbeck said,

Older phones were always more durable. I had a motorla phone I abused heavily back in the day. Always worked well.

I have a GNEX and I dropped my phone several times on concrete and it came away with barely a scratch It took dropping it 10ft from a roof for it to actually crack.

It also depends on how you drop the phones. Dropping it face first will almost always crack the screen. There are a lot of posts on the internet about the 920 cracking this way.

Nokias may be more durable, but they can be damaged as easily as anything else depending on how they are abusd.


Yes the phones aren't made of diamond and do break.
I've dropped the bugger 3 times already screen first. 1 little scratch and what appears to be a tiny dent in the screen.
Last weekend I was at a party, I grabbed my phone from my pocket but in my hurry (and the damn slippery back) my phone went flying through the air. landed on the sidewalk on a corner... u should've seen the face on my mates hahaha, they all thought it would be dead or at least with a completely destroyed screen. Guess what...
A tiny dent in a corner. That thing flew a few meters through the air.
It wont survive this constantly, and sometimes you just have bad luck basically. But just the expression on the faces of about 10 average joe's who all have smartphones (half of them with broken screens tho) yet they where all damn impressed that my phone only had a small dent in one of the corners.

so ye, keep thinking Nokia's may be more durable. While the only stronger phones you can find are military grade.

Shadowzz said,

You have never used a Nokia before have you?

I only used: Nokia 1100, Nokia 3310, Nokia e63 and Nokia Lumia 800.