One of the biggest surprises at next year's Mobile World Congress could be Nokia's Windows RT tablet. Nokia was previously involved in talks with Qualcomm and Compal for a 10-inch tablet in early 2012. But Nokia scrapped the plans after Microsoft-branded Surface RT tablets were released. Nokia, which is known for its durable and well-designed phones, has resumed development of a Windows RT tablet in time for a February reveal, Digitimes, citing unnamed supply chain vendors in Taiwan, now reports.
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- Nokia used to be the world's top smartphone vendor but has since lost market share to Apple and Samsung at a time when the Finland-based vendor is still transitioning from Symbian to the Windows operating system.
- The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is slated for February 25th to 28th in Barcelona, Spain.
- Nokia stole the show in the MWC 2012 when it unveiled the 808 PureView, the first smartphone with a whopping 41-megapixel image sensor.
If indeed true and Nokia is resurrecting the tablet, this would pit it against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Google Nexus 10 and Apple iPad, not to mention other Windows RT tablets like the Surface RT.- Basil Kronfli, Know Your Mobile
Still, if Nokia can leverage its experience with carrier subsidies, a 3G/4G-enabled Nokia Windows RT model could well help the firm stand out in showrooms.- Chris Davies, SlashGear
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If indeed true and Nokia is resurrecting the tablet, this would pit it against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Google Nexus 10 and Apple iPad, not to mention other Windows RT tablets like the Surface RT.
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While the exact number of ordered units is yet to be settled upon, this latest chatter says, Nokia is supposedly back in talks with Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Compal about the hardware.
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Considering sales volume for the Windows RT have been lower than the expectations, Nokia has taken its time and evaluated the ordering volumes, plus it hasn’t yet decided on the marketing plans.
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Of course all this hasn’t been confirmed and as such should be taken as rumour with a big pinch of salt until more is known, but if true then we should see Nokia’s 10-inch Windows RT tablet surface at Mobile World Congress 2013.
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