Nokia Windows Tablet Could Launch By November

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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.

Other Features

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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Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends and a professional journalist with more than 20 years experience in traditional and digital media for trade publications and news sites. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and managing editor for the Berks Mont Newspapers.

4 Reactions
  1. I am more excited with the fusion of a 6 megapixel camera with a windows powered tablet. It can allow me to take more creative pictures and upload them on the fly.

  2. Tablets seems to be the hot item amongst consumers and Nokia planning to launch a new Windows tablet is indeed good news. One can surf and check emails on the go.

  3. I think that with the Surface 2 selling for less money and with a bigger screen, my mind is made up as to which one I am going with.

  4. I’m pretty excited about this. Windows RT tablets are around $350 which is a reasonable price for a tablet but I don’t think that they can be passed off as actual laptop replacements. The Windows Pro tablet though is a good alternative but then it’s price prohibitive. Add the keyboard cover onto that price and it’s downright expensive. Let’s hope that Nokia brings something to the market that will be competitive.