We began the year wondering if a
could finally be in the offing and in March heard rumors that the struggling Finnish company was prepping a 10-inch Windows tablet for launch in the final quarter of 2012. The year is almost out and, while the rumors have continued unabated right throughout, there is still no sign of such a tablet. Now, according to a new report, the mythical device could finally see the light of day at next year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
If Digitimes is to be believed, the 10-inch Windows RT tablet was put on the back burner by Nokia after Microsoft surprised everyone by entering the tablet fray with its own device. Now, though, the Finnish company is said to have turned its attention back to the tablet. According to the Taiwanese paper, the company has already held talks with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal in this regard and the 10-incher is likely to be unveiled at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
The tablet in question will reportedly feature a Qualcomm S4 SoC. Digitimes’ sources also claim that while the original plan was to have Compal build an initial batch of 200,000 units, Nokia is now re-evaluating that figure due to weak demand for Windows RT tablets.