Nokia Windows 8, 10-Inch Slate with Qualcomm Dual-Core Power Rumored for Q4 Roll Out

March 13, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever since Microsoft forged an alliance with Nokia, we were waiting to see how Finnish and American tactics were going to pay off in smartphone warfare.

Well, we have enough answers with how Lumia devices are performing in the markets world over. Now, with Windows 8, we think we are going to see how the alliance is going to work it up in the tablet manufacturing too.

A recent rumor from sources close to the upstream supply chains of the major gadget manufacturers suggest that the Microsoft – Nokia team is almost ready to pull out their first tablet attempt by the fourth quarter of this year.

As per the sources, Nokia has already approached hardware partners to make a 10 inch Windows 8 tablet. They suggest that Compal Electronics, with factories throughout the Pacific Rim and in Brazil, has already clinched the outsourcing deal from the Finnish giant to make the tab which will be powered by Qualcomm’s dual core chip.

The duo is planning it big since the first shipment is expected to have up to 200,000 units.

Though the rumor is yet to be officially confirmed by either of the companies, it is a solid possibility and it is heartening to see that Nokia is joining the WoA (Windows on ARM) camp for the battle in the tablet field.

The new rumor hints that Microsoft will be well equipped to fight the war with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android in the tablet market.

However, a number of experts feel that the Nokia’s venture will not affect the performance in the marketplace of the iOS tablets but will increase the competition between Android tablets and other similar products. That will be worth waiting for.

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