Rumor: Nokia to unveil tablet in February at MWC 2013

The rumor of a Nokia tablet isn't anything new; we've heard various rumors and speculation regarding the potential release of one. However, the latest chatter suggests we could see one at the Mobile World Congress in February.

We know that if such device is made Nokia will be running Windows RT or Windows 8. The rumor shouldn't be taken as a positive by any means, as it comes from a supply chain in Taiwan, according to Digitimes. We know that they aren't the most reliable of sources so we're definitely not holding our breath on any announcement just yet.

This is a fan-made mock-up created by Jonas Daehnert illustrating what a Nokia tablet may look like.

According to Digitimes, the Nokia tablet is said to offer users a 10-inch screen, and is powered by Qualcomm's S4 processor inside. It's been delayed because Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing Surface. In the time until February, it is believed that Nokia's primary focus will be on its smartphone sales.

However, we know that Nokia is working on something due to an article we published in March where Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari confirmed it had a tablet in the works. So maybe this tablet is just a follow up from that story one year later, but who knows. One thing we do know is that we'll find out in February for definite.

Back in May our own Andy Weir had ideas for a Nokia Tablet concept, and asked: "Would you buy this Nokia Windows Tablet?". Little did he know then how close to reality that could well be very soon!

Via: TechRadar
Source: Digitimes | Image via AllThingsD

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Showing up late would be selling a new car when hover cars are owned by most people. Showing up late would be selling an 8 track player in a world full of cd players. Not showing up late is selling a tablet in a world that loves tablets.

Actually if it's running RT, has similar specs to (or better than) the current Surface RT and is better priced, this could be a winner. After playing with a Surface, it really isn't a laptop/desktop replacement and can never be. Screen is way too small to do real work on traditional desktop software. It is good for email, web browsing, entertainment, light office work and several other more casual uses for which WinRT is just fine. Plus if you so need to run Windows apps, there's always Remote Desktop and RemoteApp which WinRT has. I personally have no need for a full blown Windows 8 tablet (that's what hybrid laptops are for), however, the Surface at it's current price point (and sorry but also with its cheap looks) isn't really all that enticing...

A large, tablet-sized version of the Lumia 920 would be awesome!

But...

Two things that keep me from buying Windows RT tablets is the lack of apps, which I hope won't be the case soon, and the low screen resolution of Windows RT tablets. Yes I know Windows RT doesn't need a high-res screen, but I hope the resolution isn't Windows 8/RT's base resolution. I love my 2560x1600 Nexus 10's screen!

Anyone else think Windows RT is a risky bet. Not sure it has much life left in it unless Microsoft have one hell of an update in the works. I think it's more likely to limp on until they dump it for something new and better thought out in features and brand. Feels more like a test bed right now and I'm not hanging around in that when they pull the plug.

I have a Surface RT, and I feel that it's a good tablet. Yes, it doesn't have the hundreds of thousands of apps that the iPad might have, but a combination of traditional Windows (like Office/File Explorer, etc) with a tablet interface make it quite versatile.

WooHoo!!! said,
Anyone else think Windows RT is a risky bet. Not sure it has much life left in it unless Microsoft have one hell of an update in the works. I think it's more likely to limp on until they dump it for something new and better thought out in features and brand. Feels more like a test bed right now and I'm not hanging around in that when they pull the plug.

The app count just needs to grow, which it is doing. I mean what core functionality doe the iPad or Android tablets provide? Its all about apps.

only interested if it uses the clovertrail successor. a tablet that is not a pc replacement has no future in 2013. this include all android tablets. If it wasn't for the isheep factor, it would the ipad as well.

google/apple are the ones late to the party to bring a full desktop OS to their tablets. however if this is an ARM tablet, it will be crippled like the droids and isheep.

This is about new tablet not OS.

Stating they are late made me chuckle, they both have a great tablet OS and both work. Was MS late so they needed extra and did that well.

I still feel a full OS on tablet is not needed or wanted.

I am heavy windows user, I code and design (badly) but have no need for full OS tablet.

Hey rumour has it you don't have to have a full desktop OS, they have this RT version apparently.............choice it seems, is a bad thing.

neonspark said,
google/apple are the ones late to the party to bring a full desktop OS to their tablets. however if this is an ARM tablet, it will be crippled like the droids and isheep.

Microsoft sure showed the world how successful their full desktop OS was on tablets... /s