Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari has revealed that he is currently spending one-third of his time working on a tablet, although he has not said if the device will be running Windows 8, as expected, or when it might launch worldwide.
Ahtisaari’s comments, to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio, lend some credence to a report from Digitimes earlier this week, claiming Nokia was working on a dual-core Windows 8 tablet that would launch later this year. the blog’s sources said Nokia is planning to produce 200,000 units of the device.
Talk of Nokia working on a touchscreen tablet has surfaced from time to time since 2010. after the company inked a partnership with Microsoft last year that made Windows Phone 7 the principal operating system on its line of handsets, rumours cropped up, suggesting the firm was also working on a Windows 8 tablet. those rumours were bolstered in November by a statement from Nokia France chief Paul Amsellem, who told Les Echos that the company planned to have a “tablet running Windows 8″ ready in June.
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Nokia: Yep, we’re working on a tablet on CNET News.
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