Nokia is reportedly going to unveil a Windows RT powered tablet in September and according to recent leaks the tablet is going to be available through Verizon in the US market but, considering the overall performance of Windows RT tablets, chances are that Nokia might not be able to move its tablets in bulk as it may have intended.
According to several reports Nokia’s tablet will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, will boast of a 10.1-inch full HD screen, 2GB RAM, detachable keyboard and will support 4G LTE on top of 3G and Wi-Fi.
Other vendors like Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and Asustek have all registered below than expected sales and Asus has even renounced the operating system and has stopped production of Windows RT powered tablets. Asus was one of the first vendors to have welcomed Windows RT with open arms and is probably the first one to ditch it as well.
Nokia’s plans to launch a Windows RT tablet at a time when other vendors are facing hard times shipping the device has been dubbed bizarre by many analysts. Microsoft itself cut down the prices of Surface RT last month. Redmond, because of its relations with Nokia, may have forced the Finnish mobile giant into making a Windows RT tablet probably to cash on the dominance of Nokia in many developing countries including India.
According to DigiTimes, Taiwanese suppliers are conservative about Nokia’s Windows RT tablet sales because the overall acceptance of the OS has been low which more or less resonates with the statement of Asustek’s CEO.