Nokia To Release Windows 8 Tablet June 2012?

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News Posted: Wed, Nov 16 2011 3:55 PM
Recent times haven’t exactly been easy for Nokia, but the Fins are still plugging away, particularly on Windows-based devices. According to a report in Les Echos (a French newspaper), Nokia will produce a Windows 8-based tablet as early as June 2012.

According to the Les Echos article, head of Nokia France Paul Amsellem slipped in a mention of the tablet when he was discussing Nokia’s line of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, which will include Series 7 and Series 3 devices to join the recently-announced Lumia 710 and Lumia 800.


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Other than a little off-the-cuff quip by Amsellem, there aren’t any other details on the rumored Windows 8 tablet, but it’s exciting to hear that Nokia is planning to dig into the Windows-based device market in full force.

Nokia has seen its market share plummet precipitously of late as it transitions from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 and endures some missteps in the form of the release and the immediate axing of a Meego phone, forum attacks, and big layoffs. During this time, as we’ve discussed the market share situation, we’ve had to qualify Nokia’s sudden freefall by noting that things just might turn around when its Windows-based devices hit stores. It sounds like that time is coming very soon.
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"I'll repeat again, Windows 8 will be the real OS to thrive non Apple Tablets, with the help of Nvidia off course."

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Does Nokia get an exclusive to the first windows8 tablet? if not this is just the first of many announcements like this. HP, Dell, and everyone else will release a windows 8 tablet too. It's exciting stuff.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Nov 16 2011 8:40 PM

And the Windows assimilation of Nokia continues....

I don't know if it'll use an ARM cpu or an NVIDIA cpu but no matter which CPU they use, it better be good enough for the consumer to buy it... While Nokia does manage to make good looking phones, their latest bid on Windows better bank on the fact that the products they release be highly successful... I mean as I said before Windows is Nokia's savior; and Nokia is hoping that they won't disappoint and will actually get them back on track.

 

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omegadraco replied on Wed, Nov 16 2011 10:09 PM

Nokia may as well just re label their products Microsoft... Nice to hear that they expect to have a working version of this OS that soon. Though it will be at least a year and 1/2 before I really have to deal with it in the corporate environment. Good luck to Nokia in getting some market share back.

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