Nokia might have already provided us with a sneak peek of its upcoming tablet offering on an on-stage screen at an event in Pakistan. The tablet looks to be in the 7 inch genre and runs Windows. This surprised many as the mobile phone maker was expected to launch the tablet at the upcoming MWC event later this month. The tablet was tucked in between a Nokia 620 smartphone and a monitor, all running their respective Windows version. Whether this was purely accidental or a calculated marketing strategy is anybody’s guess right now.
In any case, a 7 inch tablet running Windows will make for an interesting proposition. More so if Nokia plays it sensibly by ensuring it remains accessible to the masses. So far, there has been the Windows 8 based Surface Pro that is priced rather high, while the Windows RT based Surface makes up the mid-price segment. The Nokia tablet if priced right could make up the bottom end of the price range. Nokia will surely like to take on the likes of the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire at one end as well as the iPad Mini or the upcoming Samsung 8 inch tablet at the other. Apart from price, the ease of availability of apps that proved to be a bane for Surface RT will also be crucial for the success of the Nokia tablet.
Let’s wait for the MWC event for more details on this.