Nokia is rumored to be developing its own Windows RT slate in order to test the market. According to industry hardware watcher Digitimes, Nokia(s nok) has discussed the project with Microsoft(s msft), Qualcomm(s qcom) and Compal Electronics, which would partner to support such a tablet in order for Nokia to test the market. According to Digitimes’ industry sources, a Nokia designed Windows RT tablet was actually planned prior, but held up due to Microsoft’s own Surface RT product.
“Nokia originally planned to develop a 10-inch Windows RT tablet equipped with Qualcomm’s S4 processor in first-quarter 2012, with Compal to undertake ODM production and initial shipments of 200,000 units to test the market, the sources indicated.
But because Microsoft later announced Surface, and the market for Windows 8/RT tablets needed to be proven, Nokia internally focused on smartphones, and delayed the development of the 10-inch Windows RT tablet, the sources pointed…
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