Nokia Windows 8 tablet rumor surfaces again, landing in Q4?


...and phones and tablets?

The rumor of a Nokia based Windows 8 tablet is one that seems to pop up every few weeks. This time around Digitimes (via Forbes) is stating that Nokia will build a Windows 8 tablet and it will ship it as early as Q4 of this year.

The report claims that the device will be 10 inches in size and use a Qualcomm dual core ARM based processor. The device will be produced by Compal Electronics with the first order consisting of 200K units

The report is decrepitly specific for Digitimes who has a track record that is ‘average’ at best at predicting upcoming products. But, considering we have heard of a Nokia Windows 8 tablet for some time, the rumor does have a bit of weight behind it.

Nokia has thrown the majority of its weight behind Windows Phone so a tablet running Windows 8 seems logical. How Nokia will differentiate its tablet from all of the others on the market remains to be seen but considering they have had no trouble doing that with the Lumia series of devices, consider us anxious to see what they will produce. 

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Relax, once an ARM version of Windows 8 is secured and ready to rock, it will be much easier to reduce costs of Windows 8 (but at a "FULL OS" loss).

I hope these devices have decent battery life.

wrack said,

I got Nokia Lumia 800 and I would say otherwise.

Don't worry, he's just a troll who comes into any article about Metro/WP7/W8 and posts his garbage.

I just hope that the ARM version of Windows 8 doesn't end up just being an iPad. I sure that Microsoft's aim is to move all developers to Metro, but that will take some time. So at the moment, I am torn between ARM or x86 version tablet of Windows 8. I guess I will have to wait when these tablets are out.

RommelS said,
I just hope that the ARM version of Windows 8 doesn't end up just being an iPad. I sure that Microsoft's aim is to move all developers to Metro, but that will take some time. So at the moment, I am torn between ARM or x86 version tablet of Windows 8. I guess I will have to wait when these tablets are out.

It's battle of good battery life and lower cost vs backwards compatibility

thealexweb said,

It's battle of good battery life and lower cost vs backwards compatibility

That's another way of looking at it.

seebaran said,
FML. If they do a $500 thing, it won't fly. The $199-$249 is the obvious price point for non-Apple devices.

I guess apple tv is not an apple product then... go smoke more weed

seebaran said,
FML. If they do a $500 thing, it won't fly. The $199-$249 is the obvious price point for non-Apple devices.

Why do you think that? Are you high? Do you think Galaxy Nexus or Lumia 900 is over priced like iPod Nano?

it will dominate the enterprise market... 600 to 800 dollars is quite good for high end.... take it out with you when you get home you dock it in a 3dtv with your keyboard and mouse while you relax on your bed and do some desktop computing...

after the 2nd day of using it... I can say its superb. I love using metro ie for facebook and some sites while I use the desktop ie for hard core websites... I use dreamweaver and photoshop and all I can say w8 is more easier to navigate and faster with applications. getting around metro is easiest with the scroll wheel on your mouse. and people who complain haven't really used it. casue the start menu is better... and if you don't have to use metro it wont get in your way. today I haven't seen any metro app... all my apps are on task bar or desktop. using w7 it takes months before I see start menu... not even when I want to switch off the laptop... just press the power button its off...

I hope they make a dive into the enterprise side and do an x86 tablet. If they do it probably won't come out for a year, but I'd be willing to give them a shot over Dell, IBM, HP for a few test units. If it worked out and support was decent, I'd be willing to order for our organization.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Deal-breaker if it's priced over $500. My guess is that it will start at $799 unfortunately.

Would you rather have a good tablet that costs a bit more or a crappy one that's cheap?

dagamer34 said,

Would you rather have a good tablet that costs a bit more or a crappy one that's cheap?


iPad starts at $399.

dagamer34 said,

Would you rather have a good tablet that costs a bit more or a crappy one that's cheap?

Sadly, people are going to go with crappy over Windows 8 if the price is any higher than what they're paying for the crappy ones.

Makes perfect sense that Nokia would leverage WOA.. Especially on Qualcomm as they could use the same chips in phones and tablets to get better volume pricing which would equate to better margins (and this qualcomm dualcore is smoking fast compared to competition)

spudtrooper said,
Makes perfect sense that Nokia would leverage WOA.. Especially on Qualcomm as they could use the same chips in phones and tablets to get better volume pricing which would equate to better margins (and this qualcomm dualcore is smoking fast compared to competition)

Leverage what? WOA? Last I checked, it's still Windows 8.

What? Right now Nokia just has windows phones.. the same windows phones that could use the Qualcomm chips in question.. it makes sense for MS to leverage "windows on arm" or "WOA" to sell more qualcomm chips which in turn would get them better quantity pricing.

What is hard to understand about that?

We have no clue if this is true, it most certainly is good if Nokia would "leverage" "woa" as an investment to increase its return (ROI)