Nokia (NOK +2.5%) was working on a Windows RT (MSFT +0.3%) tablet set to launch earlier this...

Nokia (NOK +2.5%) was working on a Windows RT (MSFT +0.3%) tablet set to launch earlier this year, but cancelled the project to focus on building a Windows 8 tablet, The Verge reports. Leaked pictures of the shelved RT device suggest it had a ~10" display and 4G connectivity. OEM interest in ARM-based (ARMH) RT tablets has been waning thanks to weak initial sales, a lack of support for older Windows apps, and the availability of Win. 8 tablets with similar form factors (made possible by Intel's Clover Trail Atom CPU). Look for Nokia's Win. 8 tablet to use Intel's (INTC) upcoming Bay Trail Atom CPU.

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  • Leont68
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    yes.. count me in for 2
    9 Jul 2013, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • yblarrr
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    Waiting also,my lum 920 is great.
    9 Jul 2013, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • Abu Bakr Hussain
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    Not to blow my own trumpet but... SA readers were ahead of the curve and =) - and yes, I am a rumour-monger, but i only disseminate rumours which seem to make sense and dispose of 99% of them.
    9 Jul 2013, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • Charles Santerre
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    I think pushing away RT was a mistake. It was Window's equivalent to iPad's and Android tablet OS. I will never buy a heavy tablet, with fans and short battery life. At least RT lives on, right Microsoft? Hello?. If it had tons of apps no one would complain.
    9 Jul 2013, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Unfortunately the general consumer has disagree with you and thus I wouldn't hope for much to be put into RT going forward.
    9 Jul 2013, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    Windows 8 coupled with a intel haswell chipset makes much more sense for nokia. It will be able to run all legacy apps and all windows 8 apps also. It will be just as sleek as a rt tablet and have 8+ hours of battery life
    9 Jul 2013, 12:23 PM Reply Like
  • alphaRAJU
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    I love my Surface RT just need to upgrade my cyan NL900 to yellow 1020 and I'm good for a while. But go Nokia. Long as hell.
    9 Jul 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • Jacob Steinberg
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    It makes little sense for Nokia to build a tablet before it posts a profit on the phones first. One thing at a time.
    9 Jul 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    9 Jul 2013, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • SquareHead
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    I agree with Jacob's point is that Nokia is taking on a lot a risk. I disagree with Jacob's go slow strategy. I really believe a long term sucessful hardware company has to have a full line up. In Nokia's case every thing from a simple cell phone up to full touch screen laptop. I think the Windows RT was destined to be an orphin. Too big for a cell phone, not capable as a tablet. Nokia really is betting the company with all the new hardware. I am not sure they have much of a choice.
    9 Jul 2013, 01:02 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    RT was always just a hedge, this is a great decision to abandon the platform.


    x86 or go home
    9 Jul 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • mKiwi
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    Now at least you know you are alive. All this risk. Will the share price retreat after Q2 earnings release. Do you sell part of your portfolio with the hope of buying the shares back later. So many positive catalysts (Lumia 1020, a possible windows tablet, Lumia product line growing, full ownership of NSN, JP Morgan price target upgrade) and quite a few negative ones (fed tapering, reduction in Nokia cash position, credit rating downgrades). I'm long Nokia and it's tempting to sell some shares but it seems a little risky with all the upside news. Telefónica increasing marketing activities, MSFT increasing marketing activities. I don't know how things are going over there but I regularly visit our local electronic stores and I've noticed the Nokia phones have appeared much more prominently in the stores recently. I had been visiting the stores several months ago and there were hardly any Nokia to be seen. I complained on the Nokia NZ facebook page suggesting the local reps really need to pull their fingers out. Since then I have noticed the phones really are being displayed allot better in the stores. There is a good range of Nokia products alongside those of Samsung, HTC, etc.
    9 Jul 2013, 06:56 PM Reply Like
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