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The Verge: Nokia Win. RT tablet event tentatively set for Sep. 26

  • Sources tell The Verge, which has been pretty good with Nokia (NOK -0.1%) and Microsoft scoops over the last year (I, II), Nokia is planning to launch a Windows RT tablet (codenamed Vanquish) at a Sep. NYC event "tentatively scheduled" for the 26th.
  • As reported by Microsoft-news.com yesterday, the tablet is said to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. AT&T will sell a 4G model. Chinese site Digiwo has published a rear picture of what's said to be a red Verizon-supporting version of the tablet.
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  • wigit5
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    MSFT writes down a billion dollars and NOK decides its a good idea to follow in their footsteps with an RT tablet?

     

    Well at least we know for sure MSFT all but owns NOK now.
    16 Aug 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Doug Dallam
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    I thought Windows RT was dead meat? Here it is climbing out of the grave.
    16 Aug 2013, 02:51 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    lets not say its climbing out of the grave until an RT tablet is anything but disappointing in sales.
    16 Aug 2013, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    Twitching in the coffin, more like.
    16 Aug 2013, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • sprasad03
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    I am thinking even tho RT failed, Microsoft is willing to push the investment in this. Marketing can fix the RT, techies will knock it, but avg. consumers wont.
    16 Aug 2013, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    MSFT wrote down 900 million because it had to many surface rt models made. It had to clear out inventory for the next generation.

     

    Knowing nokia it will make a limited amount of RT tablets....
    16 Aug 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • Origa
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    Microsoft is going to let RT expire, so, this may be a Picture before Microsoft launched its Windows RT tablet.

     

    The Verge is known to pro Apple and Google, I do not believe that Nokia would sell something that no other OEM believes in.

     

    I believe this tablet will be an ARM and/or Intel CPU with the regular x86 standard and not RT.
    16 Aug 2013, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • SivBum
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    Vanquish? How about Vanish?
    16 Aug 2013, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • flybywire54
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    As sprasad03 said techies will knock it , average customer won't . That is provided it is not priced higher then Android tablets of same size and outlook is there with POP3 email support as announced by MFST( was a big problem with the first release of Win RT) . If those conditions are met with Nokia addition of many innovative apps , Office 365 bundled and kb , plus an international network of distribution that was missing , I see little reasons to worry given that the tablet market has been estimated to reach 210 millions units sold in 2013 .
    Of course we have to wait for an official Nokia confirmation which seems likely given that Nokia sooner or later needs to diversify .
    17 Aug 2013, 01:36 AM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Aren't MS already discounting the RT, fly? I don't see how Nokia can make money on this...
    20 Aug 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Daniel Hoffman
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    By November, I'll be getting a Windows Pro tablet that can double as a netbook. If Nokia went Hawswell instead of the Snapdragon 800, an excellent system on a chip, I'd give it a serious look. I have had enough of Android and want to move on. Windows 8.1, I believe will be ready for prime time, unlike 8 which feels really beta to me. As a customer and a NOK long, I don't feel positive about the RT tablet.
    17 Sep 2013, 12:02 PM Reply Like
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