For Small business owners seeking a Windows tablet at a bargain price to go with the rest of their Windows machines in the office, there could be good news. Rumor has been swirling for sometime about Nokia planning to launch a new Windows tablet.
Now it seems the rumor may be true.
New Windows Tablet by Nokia Should Retail at $499
A 10.1-inch Nokia Windows tablet running Windows RT 8.1 could go on sale in the U.S. to Verizon customers by the third week in November at a cost of $499, Windows Phone Central reports.
If true, the new Windows tablet would cost only a bit more than the starting price of the new Microsoft Surface 2 but with a slightly smaller screen. The Microsoft Surface 2, successor to Microsoft’s Surface RT, starts at $449 and will be available Oct. 22.
However, the new Nokia device from Verizon will be available with 4G LTE high speed wireless which will not be available on either of the new Microsoft Surface devices at least until 2014, Windows Phone Central Reports. So if high speed wireless data transfer is a big issue in the tablet you use, this could be a big consideration.
Reports also suggest the new tablet will feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS display, a 6.7 megapixel camera and will weigh in at 1.3 pounds. The device is expected to be sold through the Microsoft Store.
Other details are a bit foggy, but don’t worry. Nokia, which Microsoft announced it would acquire earlier this year, is expected to unveil the new device officially at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi Oct. 22. Yep, that’s the same date the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 go on sale in store, so stay tuned.
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