Rumor: Nokia internal render hints at Windows 8 tablet reveal next week

Leaks are simply flowing from everywhere today, as yet another Nokia-related rumor hits the internet. WPDang has uncovered what appears to be an internal Nokia render that shows a tablet-like device somewhat hidden behind a Windows Phone in the front; naturally this tablet is running Windows 8, and it shows a Desktop tile in full view.

You would think that if this image was found on the Nokia intranet as the source claims, that they wouldn't have made a mistake and accidentally included a Windows 8 tablet if they are not planning on releasing one in the near future. WPDang suggests that this tablet will be x86-based due to the fact that the Desktop is present, but we already know Windows RT for ARM-based devices includes the desktop.

As WPCentral points out, Microsoft is in attendance at Nokia's press conference next week on September 5th. This would be a perfect time for Nokia to not only announce new Windows Phone 8 devices like the Lumia 820 and 920, but also to show off a Windows 8-based tablet alongside Microsoft. Of course, this is only just a rumor and one that seems rather iffy at this point; we'll see in just a few days time if it's true.

Source: WPDang | WPCentral

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This is a fake, the phone showed is running 7.5 mango, why on earth would they put a 7.5 phone for an 8.0 event. Second, the tablet image is not from a tablet, it's a screen capture that's been rotated, that's why it's a bit blurry and it's also why you can't see the edges of the tablet.

Nokia was not on the Microsoft list of vendors allowed to develop RT tablets with the allowed ARM chip makers. I doubt they'd make a Win 8 pro tablet.

if msft created the surface technology it would be entirely reasonable to enable nokia to use it to build tablets. while msft does not want to spend on creating a massive manufacturing infrastructure to produce high volume of tablets, nokia already does manufacture hardware in high volume. nokia would have the same interest in selling a 4g enabled tablet at mobile providers that it has in selling phones.

If Microsoft license the keyboard technology to Nokia for their tablets that would be the only reason I don't get a Surface.

Rudy said,
Or maybe they're just showing it beside an MS Surface? Or just a plain Win8 computer screen?

That's EXACTLY what I thought. Although I am anxiously awaiting a Nokia Windows 8 tablet, I think the basis of this rumor is pretty ridiculous.

could a tablet be the Nokia 1001? would make sense because it does not match the other naming scheme but would be perfect for a 10 inch tablet.. hmm would be pretty awesome

The tablet does *not* look emphasized, so it could just be a generic tablet and the image is intended to illustrate how the Windows Phone OS looks just like what the consumer will soon be accustomed to on their desktop.

Skwerl said,
The tablet does *not* look emphasized, so it could just be a generic tablet and the image is intended to illustrate how the Windows Phone OS looks just like what the consumer will soon be accustomed to on their desktop.

That is true. They could just be doing a comparison so consumers see that they truly will have almost twin devices whether going with Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.

dogmai79 said,

That is true. They could just be doing a comparison so consumers see that they truly will have almost twin devices whether going with Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.

Personally, I thought that Nokia doing a tablet was kind of a given since they pretty much dominate the Windows Phone market at the moment. I'd be silly that they don't go down the Tablet route too. I was actually expecting Microsoft's Surface to be a Nokia example of how a tablet is done... Still, I'm sure Nokia and Microsoft are still pretty tight so I can't half but day dream that Nokia will take lead from Microsoft and be compatible with its designs, allowing for surface keyboards work on their own tablet etc.

Those watermarks are horrendous, can't make out anything. It would be nice and definitely something going to the top of the list as a possibility along with the Surface and a few others.