Nokia is working on a 10-inch dual-core Windows 8 tablet, according to a report in DigiTimes. The Finnish manufacturer has expressed interest in creating a Windows 8 tablet for some time, but it has yet to actually confirm any plans to do so. Nokia is already leading the pack when it comes to Windows Phone, having amassed 30% of the market in just four months. What’s more, its upcoming handset, the Lumia 900, has managed to garner the interest of consumers and journalists alike.
The first details about Nokia’s Windows 8 tablet come by way of upstream component suppliers, which claim that the company plans to release a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor, as early as this fall. The first batch of devices is believed to include more than 200,000 units.
Windows 8 is a great departure from past versions of Windows, both in terms of the user interface and the platform itself. The usability is much more akin to Windows Phone, with its Metro-inspired interface and live tiles. A Nokia-made tablet could be just the thing Microsoft needs to propel Windows back into the tablet market and heat up the competition.