Well you better be, because rumors are intensifying that the Finnish company is about to unleash a slick new slate available in a whole splash of colors. A Nokia Windows RT tablet with a Lumia design!
While Nokia has long been speculated to enter the tablet market with a device of its own, reports have finally started to pick up pace. Even though the company knows mobile hardware inside out, it also seems to be aware that tablets are tough nuts to crack — pun fully intended, with apologies.
Any company not named Apple has to either duke it out with the myriad of Android manufactures, or test out the Windows water with either Windows RT or Windows 8.
And it goes without saying that this is easier said than done.
But Nokia has a pretty neat industrial design going for its Lumia smartphones, and now, according to the latest reports, the company is determined on using the same design for its tablet PCs.
The Verge is reporting that the device will also be colored in the similar manner to Nokia’s handsets, and will pack a full HD screen (thank heavens for this) with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
These specifications actually make it the tablet very close to another rumored device it is currently said to be testing — Nokia Bandit, the 6-inch Lumia smartphone. But hey, the Snapdragon 800 processor is as versatile as they come, so no one’s complaining.
More importantly, this means that Nokia is finally ready to launch more powerful devices.
The company opted for dual-core processors in all the Lumia handsets out there (and this obviously is one of the shortcomings of Windows Phone 8 in its current state) but with quad-core solutions, Nokia will finally be able to duke it out with other big boys in terms of pure hardware numbers.
And as long as the software experience matches the current flagship Windows Phone devices, the upcoming tablet seems destined for glory.