It’s been over a year now since speculation first began creeping out of the woodwork as to whether a Nokia Windows 8 Tablet release date was on the cards for the near future…or any time at all, in fact. It seemed a logical step forward – Windows 8 has been slowly making its way into the public eye for quite a while and Windows RT by rights needs a serious kick in the trousers to get it moving.
All things that a Nokia Windows 8 or Windows RT Tablet could help along, but even until now it’s still been a case of nothing but hearsay and zero concrete to hold onto.
There really has been no more opportune time than right now however as the fate of Windows RT in particular seems to be hanging in the balance – nobody seems to know what to do with it and as a result the consumer public doesn’t really care it even exists. Nevertheless, the latest rumor to surface from the every-trusty mill centers around the notion of a full-fat Windows 8 Tablet from Nokia perhaps in the pipeline, with an industry sources having claimed that he personally has worked on a Windows 8 app for the Finnish firm.
If you put all the pieces of sketchy info together from the last year which includes the words and sneaky hints of Nokia executives, it’s a pretty conclusive picture that there is a Windows 8 or Windows RT Nokia Tablet somewhere in the labs being given a thorough going over by the powers that be – this is an outright certainty. What’s not quite as certain however is whether or not they will ever bother to bring said Windows Tablet to production, most likely due to the way in which Windows RT Tablets in particular have been rather troubled from the start.
Technically it’s a bit of a catch 22 as what Windows RT really needs is a groundbreaking and genuinely affordable Tablet to launch carrying the OS and taking it places it right now has no chance of getting without serious help. However, because demand for Windows RT devices is so comparatively low, few manufacurers – probably Nokia included – are hesitant to take the plunge and be the name to front the campaign.
Will anyone throw their weight behind Windows RT and see what it might be capable of?