How much will it cost - little more to Apple's iPad?
@_hm, I dont think Nokia willl price these tabelts more than Apple's iPAD because they have to initially capture the market. Moroever Apple has one of the highest profit margins per product sold and I dont think Nokia would want to follow that model.
I cant wait to see how Nokia want to achieve that feat.
@Hospice_Houngbo, Nokia provides some of the best hardware features and this might work in favour of this new tablet. For example Nokia's 12MP (Lumia) camera captures some of the best quality images and I dont think any other phone can provide these features. Nokia and Windows should strive hard to build the app market which will help them attract more buyers to this tablet.
Why did it take Nokia so long to get into the tablet market and is it likely it might suffer the same fate that dogged RIM's Blackberry Playbook?
@Bolaji, I totally agree with your opinion that Nokia was very slow to react. I wonder why it didn't adopt Android OS so that it could have retained its smartphone market. Companies like Samsung and HTC got an oppurtunity to expand their market thanks to the inaction of Nokia. I really hope NOKIA has learnt it lesson.
We must remember that it is not just Nokia but so many other established players like HP, Toshiba and the lieks are also preparing to lauch w8 based tablets. For Nokia it is going to be their first time in tablet market and hence it is going to be a tough entry for Nokia.
It will be interesting to see how the scene unfolds in the later part of this year.
Susan, I'll be surprised if Nokia failed to exhibit Sisu (lol). It is essentially important in the face of adversity. Yes you're correct to say its got the "guts despite all odds". We must not forget that Nokia still has miles to cross, considering its rivals are equally launching Windows 8 tablet at about the same time. Its going to be a fierce competition though.
"is it likely it might suffer the same fate that dogged RIM's Blackberry Playbook?"
I'm sure many people are asking the same question. Will the new tablet have what it takes to compete in the saturated tablet market? Susan writes that "the tablet is expected to be competitive with the new iPad". I cant wait to see how Nokia want to achieve that feat.
It is good to hear that Nokia is still fighting to stay viable in the handset devices' business. But it not enough to launch a new product. We will see if the new tablet will do well on the market or not. Only then could we be able to determine if Nokia is really back.
How much will it cost - little more to Apple's iPad? How about advanced display and app world? I wish Nokia sonn overcome these obstacles and give good alternate to Apple's iPad. I will eagerly await these tablet.
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