Nokia Windows 8 tablet promised for 2012
Nokia is planning a Windows 8 tablet for next summer -- and a bigger brother for the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone too.
The tablet teaser was revealed by Paul Amsellem, Le General Manager du Nokia en France. He let slip that we could expect a Windows 8 tablet from the Finnish company in June 2012.
Our Gallic confrère also dropped a hint that the Lumia 800, which hits shops today, will sit in the middle of the Nokia Windows Phone lineup: a higher-specced smart phone and a lower-specced model will join the 800 next year.
The higher-end phone could boast a faster processor and more memory, for a suitably inflated price tag.
The lower-specced phone -- the BMW 3 Series in this continental analogy -- could be the, a cute Windows Phone that's set to be more affordable than the 800, which could be important in making Windows Phone a more attractive proposition.
Windows Phone is yet to take a big slice of the smart phone market, but Nokia's long-standing popularity and marketing clout could launch it into the public consciousness as a serious rival to the Android.and
Meanwhile, we doubt Windows 8 will have any popularity problems: Windows is the most-used operating system for computers across the world, and when version 8 arrives next year it will boast many of the design cues of Windows Phone.
Windows 8 will also use the colourful square live tiles that make Windows Phone such fun to use, which will be handy on tablets. Windows 8 couldwith Windows Phone, which would be great if it meant your apps work across your computer, laptop, tablet and phone.