Image Credit: ~YrOnimuS
Mondays are always great for some thought-provoking rumors, and this time its about a potential Nokia tablet running Windows 8. Digitimes reports from their sources working at the supply chains that Nokia has plans to supersize their love for Metro with a 10-inch dual-core Qualcomm based device. Long time partner Compal is said to be producing a batch of 200,000 of these bad boys in the initial run, and the tablet is expected to launch in Q4 2012 “at the earliest”.
That implies the device would be running Windows 8 on ARM (WoA) which means traditional Windows programs would not work in the Desktop besides the new version of Office and Internet Explorer 10. However that also means the device will sport the benefits of ARM-based hardware which is energy efficiency. We know Samsung has plans to compete with a Windows Phone 8 + Windows 8 strategy of their own, so it looks like Microsoft will have a variety of devices for consumers to pick from. If Nokia’s tablet looks anything like the Nokia 1 concept created by ~YrOnimuS (seen above), the competition will have something to worry about come holiday season.