Rumor: No Nokia tablet at MWC, focus is on phones

This is a fan render and not necessarily what Nokia will be unveiling in the future

It's basically a dead certainty at this point that Nokia will unveil new Lumia Windows Phones at Mobile World Conference 2013 in a few weeks, but an announcement of a rumored Nokia tablet still hangs in the balance. The latest information, directly from Strategy Analytics' Tablet and Touchscreen Strategies service, is that Nokia will not be unveiling the anticipated tablet in Barcelona in a few weeks, instead adopting a "smartphones first" strategy.

The reason for the delay could be, at least according to WPCentral, that Nokia is moving away from plans to deliver a Windows RT tablet and are instead focusing on a full Windows 8 Pro device. With the Surface RT commanding the Windows RT tablet market, and with Intel's next-generation Haswell chip around the corner and Bay Trail already announced, a Nokia Windows 8 Pro tablet could be a much more compelling purchase.

What we should be expecting at MWC 2013 is a second-generation Windows Phone 8 flagship device from Nokia, which we know by the codename "EOS" and which should contain a high-megapixel PureView camera sensor. There is also a good chance that we'll be seeing more mid-to-low range devices, potentially the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, which will cement Nokia's position as the leader of the Windows Phone market.

Source: Strategy Analytics via: WPCentral

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