Nokia Lumia tablet may come at MWC
A seven-inch Nokia Windows tablet may be coming later this month, a new leak suggests
Nokia is rumored to be bringing out a Windows-powered Lumia tablet at this year's Mobile World Congress and a recent leak from a Nokia event in Pakistan may spill some more details.
Nokia Gadgets was able to snag a picture of the event and it shows off a Lumia 620 phone, what appears to be the Microsoft Surface tablet and a third, smaller device. We're guessing that this will be the Nokia Lumia tablet and it appears that it will be more of a portable device that goes after devices like the Nexus 7, Apple iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
To be fair, this could just be a mockup that Nokia whipped up and it may not represent a real device, but let's just assume it is for the moment. It appears like it will have a seven- or eight-inch screen, run a version of Windows 8 (probably RT) and it should have rounded corners. The MWC event would be the perfect venue for Nokia to introduce this device and it is one of the few major handset makers with a schedule press event at the conference.
Why would Nokia want to jump into the tablet space? Well, it has gone all-in with its Windows strategy and it was able to eek out a profit for the first time in years, thanks to the success of its Lumia lineup. The tablet space is a natural evolution of the Lumia lineup and devices like the Kindle Fire HD show that it's possible to produce an iPad competitor that sells well.
Nokia also has a very strong relationship with Microsoft and a Lumia tablet could be the thing that helps jump-start Windows 8 on the tablet side. One thing is for sure: A Lumia tablet makes much more sense for Nokia than the netbook it released a few years ago.
[Via Nokia Gadgets]