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Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Concept Art Surfaces

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Sources: MyNokiaBlog, PCLaunches
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    Looks like a huge iPod nano...Can Nokia be more pathetic than that?!
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    Well, although there are some resemblances (blue color and a wider black bezel), it is actually based on Lumia 800:
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    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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    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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    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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    I like it
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    Meh. I'll wait for a x86 tablet so I can, you know, actually USE Windows properly.
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    Me too :toast:

    Looks like the N8 too
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    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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    that was the exact same thought i had when i saw the pics lol
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    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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