Windows 8 tablet’s Twisted Nematic (TN) display reportedly to blame
Acer may have beaten other PC vendors to the 8-inch Windows 8 tablet punch with the just released Iconia W3, but the product itself is by no means the kind of device you would want to lead the charge of a new category. It’s heavy and sports a display so bad that it reminds you why display quality, or the lack thereof, prevented touchscreen devices from truly taking off until a few years back. Now, if a Dutch site is to be believed, things could get even worse for those who just bought a W3.
Nokia may have just announced a massive quarterly loss due to a precipitous decline in handset sales, but it remains confident of “establishing a beachhead in this war of ecosystems.” The Finnish company is now banking on its Windows Phone lineup to turn things around. But are its plans only limited to the smartphone market, or is it also considering venturing into the increasingly crowded media tablet market?