Nokia is planning a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone too.tablet for next summer -- and a bigger brother for the
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.
To be precise, Monsieur Nokia compared the 800 to a BMW 5 Series car, telling French newspaper Les Echos that a 7 Series and a 3 Series are also on the way.
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.