There were many rumors floating around – about the new Nokia tablet; which company is working on since some time. The Finnish smart phone manufacturer is eyeing the tablet market, but would not conclude on its design nor release any further details until they have something unique to offer.
Nokia’s new tablet is expected to arrive in Q4 of 2012.
Nokia Design Chief Marko Ahtisaari said in an interview to Finland based magazine Kauppalehti Optio, the company is working on a breakthrough design, which will completely revolutionized the user experience. No body would need to bend fingers at the screen.
Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop is also interested in a tablet segment, where several rivals are battling to compete against the Apple iPad, but he insisted on offering something really unique before marking an entry into tablet market.
Some sources also refers to using Qualcomm’s dual-core chipset along with a 10 inch display for Nokia’s new tablet. This will be marked as Nokia’s first larger screen tablet entry after Maemo based Internet tablets planned long ago.
I think, Nokia has understood the market very well and they wouldn’t like to get into it too early – especially after seeing RIM’s Playbook failed big time in gathering any attention.
Microsoft definitely focused on tablets as well as revolutionizing the PC experience – which we knew for years – with new Windows 8.
Nokia would definitely like to take advantage of their deal with Microsoft in regards to achieve desirable user experience. Probably, the company is doing further research to go beyond Windows 8’s live-tiles.
Microsoft Windows 8 is now available under Consumer preview and expected for a public release this year-end.
Will Nokia be able to produce what they’re thinking?
Would you buy a Nokia tablet if it features Windows 8?
Well, answers to these could be really vague at the moment until something concrete is seen on the table.
Looking at Nokia’s new design & development efforts with cautious approach while entering into a totally new segment for the company – things look more promising to me than they were last year.
Rest, we shall see in near future…
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