Nokia to unveil Windows RT tablet next month, says report

Equipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the tablet will be sold through AT&T in the U.S., reports The Verge.

Will Nokia add a tablet to its lineup next month?
Will Nokia add a tablet to its lineup next month? CNET

Nokia could take the wraps off a new Windows RT tablet in late September.

Citing "sources familiar with Nokia's plans," The Verge said on Friday that Nokia will reveal the tablet at a launch event in New York tentatively slated for September 26. A recent story from blog site Windows Phone Central said that Nokia will hold a two-day event in NYC on September 26 and 27.

Codenamed Vanquish, the tablet will be outfitted with Windows RT and powered by a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. The device will support LTE and be carried by AT&T in the U.S., The Verge added.

Alleged photos of the Nokia tablet popped up Friday on Chinese site Digiwo. The snapshots show a red device with the Nokia name and the Windows RT logo. The Verizon name is also seen in the photos, meaning the tablet may be sold through both Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

Nokia has yet to reveal any specific details about a tablet but has admitted interest in the market.

In February, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the company was looking "very closely" at tablets but had nothing to announce yet. In May, Jo Harlow, executive vice president of smart devices for Nokia, added : "We're very interested in tablets and that's an area we're looking at."

Responding to CNET's request for comment, a Nokia spokesperson said the company doesn't comment on market rumors or speculation.

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