You know how it goes with trends. First there are guesses, then reports and finally cold, hard statistics. The shift towards smaller tablet form factors has been reported for more than a year now. Sure there were other (read Windows) tablet devices available in the market even before Apple unleashed the original iPad....

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system is finally gathering up some momentum, with several successful smartphones already on the market, and other set for release this year. Nokia has been one of success stories with the mobile OS, with hits like Lumia 920 and 820. Industry insiders, however, believe that...