Nokia’s Windows Phone-based smartphones were rather successful on the mobile market, that’s why the Finnish manufacturer has decided to try to enter the tablet market, too. According to the latest rumors, Nokia is now working on a new 10-inch tablet running Windows RT and featuring an ARM chip.
Microsoft’s famous Surface based on the same platform will be the closest rival of Nokia’s tablet, perhaps that’s the reason why Nokia has decided to arm its device with a keyboard cover and a kickstand, too. But, unlike the Type Cover of the Surface, Nokia’s cover will have a built-in battery that will be used when the main battery (which reportedly can last for 10 hours) is discharged.
They say Nokia’s tablet will have twin HDMI and USB ports and, unlike most other tablets, a cellular networking option. We also think it will be designed like the Lumia phones that are so popular now.
Nothing else is known about the specs of Nokia’s upcoming tablet at the moment, but we expect to hear more about it soon enough – most likely, Nokia will officially introduce it at the next Mobile World Congress on February 25-28, 2013. If it has a fast processor and a competitive price (many people think the Microsoft Surface is overpriced), it will have all the chances to become the next best-seller on the tablet market and even compete with Apple’s iPad. At least the extra battery will make a good selling point.