Over the last two week, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been dissected from virtually every angle. In stark contrast, things have been very quiet on the Windows on ARM (WOA) front. But the fine folks at Digitimes seem to have broken the almost sepulchral silence surrounding WOA. Hit the jump for more.
According to the Taiwanese paper’s unnamed sources at upstream component suppliers,
Nokia is likely to launch a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet based on a dual-core system on chip (SoC) from Qualcomm in the fourth quarter of 2012
. Further, the Finnish phone maker is expected to entrust Compal Electronics with the production of its WOA tablet, with the first batch of shipments expected to surpass 200,000 units.
This is not the first rumor of its kind, though. In fact, there has been steady speculation over the possibility of a Nokia-branded WOA tablet ever since Microsoft and the Finnish company announced their Windows Phone partnership last year.