Rumor: Nokia to reveal Windows tablet Sept. 26th in New York City?

There have been rumors for over a year that Nokia has been developing its own Windows 8 or RT tablet, but so far those reports have never been confirmed by the company. Today, there's word that Nokia may be holding yet another major press event in New York City and that it might center on a Windows tablet introduction.

WPCentral.com states it received a tip that the press event will occur on September 26th and 27th. While the tipster didn't say what Nokia would reveal, the story speculates that a tablet introduction is looking more likely at this point, especially since data from the GFXBench tool recently detected what appears to be a Windows RT tablet from Nokia, with a chip inside that could be Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 800 processor.

Neowin's own concept for what a Nokia Windows RT tablet might look like.

Another possible clue that this announcement is for a tablet is the timing. September 26th and 27th is around the time that PC makers might be revealing new products that will have the final version of Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Microsoft has already admitted that it will have the RTM build ready to deliver to PC OEMs by late August.

Source: WPCentral.com

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Why is everybody obsessed with this nonexistent Nokia tablet? They are primarily a phone manufacturer, isn't it MUCH more likely that this would be the lower cost Lumia 920 refresh? It will more or less mark the 1 year anniversary after all, seems like the right time for a refresh.

Why would anyone buy this when there is already a Surface out there? Especially with new Surface models on the way. Nokia needs to stop screwing around and release the successor to the Lumia 920 already.

CygnusOrion said,
Not sure Nokia will go with ARM here, they might opt for a Haswell chip.

No chance of Haswell. That is a full PC with over 11.6" screen, fans, that costs around $1000.

Nokia isn't interested in becoming a PC vendor. Most likely Nokia will stick with ARM and continue to work closely with Qualcomm. Qualcomm has helped create chip modifications specifically for Lumia devices, so I think the 2 companies have a good working relationship.

I don't think you read this at all. The chip is an ARM CPU... One of the fastest for mobile actually...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800!

CygnusOrion said,
Not sure Nokia will go with ARM here, they might opt for a Haswell chip.

Will they venture out into x86? They know ARM. But it would be good for them to expand.

Avatar Roku said,

No chance of Haswell. That is a full PC with over 11.6" screen, fans, that costs around $1000.

Nokia isn't interested in becoming a PC vendor. Most likely Nokia will stick with ARM and continue to work closely with Qualcomm. Qualcomm has helped create chip modifications specifically for Lumia devices, so I think the 2 companies have a good working relationship.

Not necessarily. 7" tablets can be x86 based and should be the way forward for Nokia if it wants to have a Tablet. RT is not going anywhere until the App Store triples in the next 6 months - Possible but looking unlikely.

And Microsoft, CHANGE THE NAME OF WINDOWS RT.

I actually see this being a big phone rather than a tablet.

If a tablet, guess Nokia will have apps to show which should be nice.

8.1 is an improvement but like Surface being lovely built, a high quality Nokia tablet doesn't suddenly paper over the cracks of Windows RT. Nokia will have to price this well.

I think Windows RT should be avoided until Microsoft remove the desktop and old Windows parts and rebrand it to something consumers can understand and not get confused with full Windows 8.

Yep, the same limitations of RT will apply to any Nokia tablet so not sure how this will suddenly be a hot seller when even the platform creator couldnt sell the stock they had.

Depends on your needs I guess. I already own a gangster computer and an iMac for a secondary system. Seeing that I will be using the tablet as a consumable and entertainment device - RT should serve me fine.

efjay said,
Yep, the same limitations of RT will apply to any Nokia tablet so not sure how this will suddenly be a hot seller when even the platform creator couldnt sell the stock they had.

Different size and price. A 6" Lumia tablet for $299 is a different product than a 10.6" Surface for $499. Also Nokia would sell the product globally, while MS only sold the Surface in the US and initially only at MS Stores.

I hope this one does have an integrated 3G or 4G radio and GPS...was thinking about buying a VivoTab RT with these (as there are models available), but I think I'm going to wait for this reveal as Nokia still has a special place in my heart.
Am wondering if they are going to make Surface style keyboards and covers for it though.

Well, if it's a nokia tablet that's fine but what if it's just a new WP8 Lumia with GDR3 and has quad core and 1080p etc etc?

GP007 said,
Well, if it's a nokia tablet that's fine but what if it's just a new WP8 Lumia with GDR3 and has quad core and 1080p etc etc?

personally, id prefer a phone... because im in need of an upgrade at that time.

auziez said,

personally, id prefer a phone... because im in need of an upgrade at that time.

I'll have to hold off since I paid for my 8X unlocked at full price 500euros. I'll stick with it until I see a really good WP with at least a 5" screen since my eyesight isn't the best.

GP007 said,

I'll have to hold off since I paid for my 8X unlocked at full price 500euros. I'll stick with it until I see a really good WP with at least a 5" screen since my eyesight isn't the best.

Age takes its tall and mine is not good as well but I am not sure I could handle a 5" device, 4.7" is my sweet spot for a phone. Said that I am eagerly waiting to see what Nokia will introduce...

norseman said,
I'm throwing money at this device! 64GB RT /w SDXC slot would be beast...

Why is everyone assuming it will be RT? Could easily be Windows 8.

Kunal Nanda said,

Why is everyone assuming it will be RT? Could easily be Windows 8.

Because the benchmark referred to in the article had it running on a Snapdragon 800.

Kunal Nanda said,
Why is everyone assuming it will be RT? Could easily be Windows 8.

How easily does Windows 8 run on an ARM chip?