Nokia fully expects, and plans, to do what Microsoft and its handset partners have so far been unable to do: make
Windows 8 a must-have Mobile platform.
NOKIA is reportedly considering plans to build Slate tablet with Windows 8 based OS..Its said Nokia Slate tablet would be available by the end of 2012.The move would be a response to the success of Apple's iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android-based tablets and smartphones from Google and its manufacturing partners. To create its tablet competitor,
While Windows 8, with its Phone 7-inspired touch interface looks promising, I have to wonder if Nokia`s rumored Slate tablet plans would be an Xbox 360-style success or a Kin-sized disaster. There are several pitfalls that could trap the company. If the purported tablet has 3G or 4G connectivity, will Microsoft and its carrier partners offer expensive pricing, as happened with the Kin? Will Microsoft stick with its tablet over the long term or will the Microsoft-branded device be discontinued as soon as it appears, another Kin specialty.
Perhaps Nokia plan is to do something similar to what Google did with the Android-based Nexus One. By building its own tablet,Nokia is in a unique relationship with Microsoft, contributing a range of its own assets that can show the world what a properly envisioned Windows 8 tablet should look like. A Windows 8 tablet free of manufacturer crapware and with killer specs that would make any iPad 2 owner blush.
Nokia To Hit Every Price Point
As for the Slate tablet, Tom’s Guide points to a comment left by Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin on a mobile forum. According to Murtazin, Nokia’s 2012-2013 strategy includes a few inexpensive, sub-100-euro phones, a mid-tier S60 fifth-edition phone, a mid- to high-end device, a few high-end Windows Phone 7 handsets and one Windows Phone 8 tablet, scheduled for 2012 – but which Murtazin expects will be delayed until 2013.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop & Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer where speaking at the company's annual partner conference in Washington which was broadcaste live on the internet.
'This year, one of the most important things that we will do in the smart device category is really push forward with Windows 8-based slates,' said Ballmer.
'This is a terribly important area for us.'
On the subject of whether a Nokia tablet would be running Windows Phone OS, Elop said that they are definitely weighing their options and are trying to figure out what is the best tablet strategy for Nokia
Microsoft already does something similar for computers with its Signature PC program through the Microsoft Store. Signature PCs are basically computers made by companies such as Dell, HP and Samsung that are sold without trial ware and optimized for performance by Microsoft. The company's Notified Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet may be just an extension of the Signature PC program, but with a Nokia-Microsoft branded device..
Nokia is already hard at work with the development of its first handsets that would run under Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Operating System (OS), and a few more details on the matter have just leaked into the wild.
But according to Öistamo, it means that Nokia is going to be very careful that any changes will not break Windows Phone applications or disrupt the development environment for programmers.
"Even if we have the right to change it, it would be unwise to change it in ways that cause problems,"
However, what's interesting is that, along with these Windows Phone 7 handsets, Nokia is also rumored to be working on the development of a Windows 8 tablet PC.
“Nokia R&D - 4 Windows Phone 7 and 1 Slate tablet (Win8 presumably). 2 phones used chassis 1, 2 based on chassis 2 - like HTC Ignate (middle end),” the aforementioned tweet reads.
"Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet will be a Killer device"
But would you be more interested in buying a Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet or a Windows 8 tablet from typical device makers such as Sony or HTC?
Other than that we don’t know anything more about this Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet, but will be sure to post more details as and when we get them.