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Strategy Analytics, a market research firm often cited by many publications, reports that Nokia will not announce a Windows tablet at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). There have been rumors of it happening, but the firm believes Nokia will be concentrating on smartphones for MWC this year.
According to Foss Patents, Google nor Asus has yet to work out license agreements with Nokia. This is interesting because the Nexus 7 was just announced. The new tablet has a 7-inch HD display running the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It costs $199, but will Google need to raise the price once it has cleared all of the necessary patent rights?
Nokia Chairman Jorma Ollila told the Financial Times that the company will launch a range of tablets and hybrid smart mobile devices that will “make a difference.” No dates or roadmaps were mentioned.
Nokia’s head of design, Marko Ahtisaari, told Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio that he’s working on a tablet. In fact, he’s spending a third of his time on it. Nokia has not announced anything yet, so this is a little surprising. The report came from Reuters just days after another rumor that a Nokia tablet is expected in Q4.
There’s no doubt that Nokia is eventually going to release a Windows 8 tablet. The latest rumor pins it for a Q4 2012 release. DigiTimes reports a 10-inch tablet with a dual-core processor. The Verge says the processor will most likely be the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, which we previewed during CES.
Today at MeeGo Conference, Tony showed me the Indamixx 2 portable studio running on their MeeGo tablet. This tool could be very useful for musicians always on the go. The tablet will be available June/July for $699. Check out the demo.
US patent documents were published today with images of a Nokia tablet. It looks like a Nokia N8 with a 9 or 10-inch screen. We don’t know when or if this product will go public. Check it out
Digitimes reported on Wednesday that notebook vendors are facing delays on their Android 3.0 tablet PCs because Google is currently prioritizing Android 3.0 support to smartphone manufacturers. Five players were mentioned, including Nokia. The rumor is hard to believe since Nokia has been saying they’re committed to the Meego and Symbian platforms.