Nokia to Launch Windows 8 Tablet PC in 4Q12?
Some specifications of the new Nokia Windows 8 tablet got leaked online. The tablet, which has gained the moniker Nokia Tab from fans, is expected to have a 10-inch display and a dual core Qualcomm central processing unit. The device will also have the minimalist Metro UI which fully takes advantage of popular touch screen functionalities.
The new Nokia tablet is part of WoA or Windows on ARM, which transferred the Windows OS to ARM architecture, which will likely bolster Microsoft’s leverage in the tablet market. To date, Apple and Android tablets control the tablet niche, with the iPad and the Kindle Fire from Amazon at the top, but this doesn’t mean that there wouldn’t be space for a newcomer like the new Nokia Window 8 tablet.
Compal Electronics, the company from which the devices are outsourced by Nokia, is reportedly scheduled to deliver 200,000 units of the tablet during its first batch. There is no release date yet for the Nokia Windows 8 tablet, although Windows 8 OS itself is likely to arrive during the second half of this year, possibly during an October 22nd event. There is no word, however, is the Nokia Windows 8 tablet will be part of this unveiling.