Nokia Planning Windows RT Tablet Unveiling At MWC?

By Prarthito Maity | Dec 19, 2012 02:42 PM EST

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The deal with Nokia-related tablets is that when there are rumors making rounds on the web, the company comes to the forefront and kills every speculation with some announcement stating that they are not true. However, when the fans finally start to come to terms with the fact that Nokia indeed isn’t planning on a new tablet, some other report pops up to contradict the news.

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Now as expected, it is the same thing happening with a rumored Windows RT tablet from Nokia with new reports stating that Nokia is actually working on such a tablet and that it could be unveiled next year. However, nothing can be said with surity if this will really happen or is just another rumor.

This time, there is more to be shared as far as a new Windows RT-powered slate from Nokia is concerned. A brand new Digitimes report cites Taiwan-based supply chain makers that claim knowledge of a probable future Nokia tablet powered by Windows RT being revealed at MWC 2013 in Barcelona between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28, 2013.

The report states that rumors of a Nokia tablet emerged earlier this year with the company originally planning to develop a 10-inch Windows RT tablet equipped with Qualcomm's S4 processor in first-quarter 2012, with Compal ready to undertake ODM production and initial shipments of 200,000 units to test the market.

“But because Microsoft later announced Surface, and the market for Windows 8/RT tablets needed to be proven, Nokia internally focused on smartphones, and delayed the development of the 10-inch Windows RT tablet,” the sources added.

While there is no certainty if the news has any grain of truth in it, The Verge states that if indeed the new reports are accurate “then a Mobile World Congress debut for Nokia's tablet makes a lot of sense. The company won't have a huge presence at CES next month and Mobile World Congress is a more natural venue for Nokia's smartphone and tablet efforts.”

The rumors related to a Nokia tablet emerged earlier this year with reports stating that Nokia was ready to “enter the Windows on ARM race with a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet running on a dual-core Qualcomm SoC near the end of this year.”

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