Manufacturer said to be preparing to unleash a new tablet in Barcelona next year.
Reports are circulating today that Nokia is set to unveil a 10” Windows RT tablet at next year’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, according to the Digimites, citing supply chain sources in Taiwan.
The company, which is working with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal Electronics on its inaugural tablet, initially set out to develop a 10” Windows RT tablet built with Qualcomm's S4 processor in Q1 of 2012, with Compal serving as ODM, the report said.
According to the sources, shipments were initially put at 200,000 in order to test the proverbial waters of the market. However, with Microsoft later announcing the launch of its own tablet in the form of Surface, in addition to the fact that the market for Windows 8/RT tablets was yet to be established, Nokia ploughed its efforts into its smartphones. This ultimately put any potential for tablet development on hold.
At present, sales of Windows RT tablets are yet to meet expectations, and, according to the sources, Nokia is yet to make any solid decisions regarding its marketing plans.