Beleaguered Nokia preps Windows 8 tablet ‘iPad killer’ for relase later this year

“Nokia’s design head Marko Ahtisaari confirmed in an interview that the company was developing a tablet. Without saying what it involved, he promised Kauppalehti Optio that it would be unique in a sea of would-be iPad rivals. The device was important enough that it was consuming a third of Ahtisaari’s time,” Electronista reports.

“Nokia’s tablet is believed to be a Windows 8 design using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip. [According to Reuters, it is expected to be released later this year]. If true, it would depend almost exclusively on Metro-based apps and wouldn’t have access to legacy or traditionally designed Windows apps,” Electronista reports. “Apart from using Microsoft’s new OS, it’s uncertain what Nokia would do to create a significantly different experience than other Windows tablet supporters.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wow, a whole third of his time! We can’t wait to see it.

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44 Comments

  1. Wow, Nokia is releasing a Windows 8 tablet BEFORE Windows 8 will be out? That’s amazing!

    (Because you know Microsoft won’t have Windows 8 done in time, for those who don’t get the joke.)

  2. it would depend almost exclusively on Metro-based apps…

    Doomed.

    …and wouldn’t have access to legacy or traditionally designed Windows apps

    One foot in the coffin.

    NEXT ‘iPAD KILLER’ PLEASE!

    While we wait… ♪ ♫ ♬ ♬ ♩

  3. Nokia and microsoft – two old farts who think they’re hip and cool. Nobody buys the stupid windows lumia and no one will even bother to look at windows tablets.

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