Nokia is rumored to be preparing a tablet powered by Windows RT, which may be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in February.
Sources within the supply chain in Taiwan said the Nokia tablet will feature a 10-inch screen, as well as being powered by Qualcomm's S4 processor.
According to DigiTimes, it was delayed due to Microsoft's surprise announcement of Surface, with Nokia deciding it would be best to predominately focus on smartphones based on the former's Windows Phone 8 platform.
Back in March, Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari said that the Finnish firm has a tablet currently in the works. He had confirmed to a Finnish magazine: "We are working on it." The firm itself responded to the comments by the executive by stating: "We continue to eye the tablet space with interest but have made no specific announcements."
The Mobile World Congress is scheduled to commence in Barcelona from February 25 till the 28th.
I fully expect efficient x86 designs to replace ARM chips in everything other than cellphones in a the next few years, and for Win RT to be brushed under the rug by then. I wouldn't even be surprised if by this time next year Win RT development is officially stopped.
Will be watching this tablet with interest.
Personally I am hoping that my WP8 device will replace my needs for a tablet or laptop. I would much prefer to have a single small portable device to get me between my much larger home and work machines.