Friday, March 16th 2012

Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Concept Art Surfaces

Earlier this week, we learned about Nokia working on a Windows 8-driven tablet. Concept art of this tablet (probably designed by well-informed fans), suggests that the tablet, Nokia "Lumia Coffee Tab", is essentially a stretched-out Lumia 800, which is its flagship Windows-driven smartphone that's extensively marketed with the monies it received from Microsoft to go Windows. The tablet features a 10.1-inch screen, and is designed to be competitive with Apple's iPad.

Interestingly, Nokia will have to use Windows 8 ARM, since the tablet reportedly uses a Qualcomm-made processor, and it is reported that Windows 8 ARM could arrive much later than Windows 8 x86. Could this mean Microsoft handing out Nokia exclusive early-access to Windows 8 ARM? Microsoft is evidently desperate to give its mobile versions of Windows a single potent launch-pad manufacturer, and as one of the most competent mobile phone makers, Nokia is the chosen one. Microsoft looks aware that the post-PC future of computing is very real, and approaching fast.

Sources: MyNokiaBlog, PCLaunches
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12 Comments on Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Concept Art Surfaces

#1
Prima.Vera
Looks like a huge iPod nano...Can Nokia be more pathetic than that?!
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#2
naram-sin
by: Prima.Vera
Looks like a huge iPod nano...Can Nokia be more pathetic than that?!
Well, although there are some resemblances (blue color and a wider black bezel), it is actually based on Lumia 800:
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#3
Shinshin
I didn't think that stretching the Lumia 800 would be a (nice) design but I must admit that in the 2nd photo it looks good, although it resembles Asus pads.

I also have a sour taste from Win8 on the desktop. I hope a tablet will change my point of view...
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#4
micropage7
square size? come on theres none in this world run square display. make it 3:4 or 16:9 ratio that more acceptable
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#6
NdMk2o1o
by: Prima.Vera
Which looks exactly like a iPod nano phone...:p:p:D ... :shadedshu
It looks NOTHING like an iPod Nano, except they have a similar blue coloured Nano. Also not seen one of them there iPad Nano Phones...

Nor does it resemble and iPad any more than any other tablet.

I actually like the look of this tablet, too bad it will likely cost the same as an iPad!!
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#8
Dos101
by: btarunr
Interestingly, Nokia will have to use Windows 8 ARM, since the tablet reportedly uses a Qualcomm-made processor
Meh. I'll wait for a x86 tablet so I can, you know, actually USE Windows properly.
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#9
xkche
by: function69
I like it
Me too :toast:

Looks like the N8 too
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#10
Riotpump
For a moment thought this was my first tablet. I want more than just a consumption of content device. Guess I'll have to wait on the x86 version as well. Well at least it's a nice start, though why not go with rectangular widescreen resolution?:shadedshu
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#11
mk_ln
by: Prima.Vera
Looks like a huge iPod nano...Can Nokia be more pathetic than that?!
that was the exact same thought i had when i saw the pics lol
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#12
mandis
by: Prima.Vera
Looks like a huge iPod nano...Can Nokia be more pathetic than that?!
This was the first thing to cross my mind as well. Also how thick is that thing???? It seems to be about 2 inches thick at the centre! So it either doubles as a school bag or its battery will be large enough to power a small town in Finland. WTF?? :eek:

Nokia seems to be the new RIM...
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