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Nokia Exec: We'll Have a Windows 8 Tablet Next June

In the take-this-for-what-it's-worth category, there's a published report that Nokia plans to release a Windows 8-based tablet in 2012.

My skepticism stems from the sourcing. The head of the French operations of the Finland-based firm was quoted in a French newspaper saying the following: "In June 2012, we will have a tablet that runs on Windows 8." (Hat tip to The Register for catching the item and translating the quote to English.)

That's not exactly the vetted and careful way that a company releases information about a major future product in order to create buzz and prepare the channel.

But it's a data point on two fronts. 1) It's an early drip in the coming flood of rumors about Windows 8 ship dates. 2) It's another indication that Nokia is serious about taking the Microsoft partnership beyond smartphones.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 16, 2011 at 11:58 AM


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