What other thing could it be if it's not a tablet? :D
With the apps we might have a good surprise. About the feautures, it's like I told t.alex just in one comment below.
I dare to say that consumers who have iPads or a Mac and an iPhone are not going to change to anything Microsoft, therefore, no Nokia tablet for them. I would be really surprised if a an Apple consumer purchases a Nokia Windows 8 tablet, especially for the Windows part of it.
Consumers who already have or are planning to purchase an Android tablet or upcoming Microsift 8 tablet may have a preference for a Nokia tablet due to the long history of high-quality hardware at not an awfully expensive price. I doubt a Nokia tablet would have a tag price of $500.
The known and confirmed features of this tablet are the ones I mentioned in the blog, other than that, Nokia has not officially made any other tablet announcement. We have to wait a little more. I assume there is such mystery because the other Windows 8 tablets are going to come out to the market about the same time.
This is the first time I am going to a Nokia World; I wanted to know about the experience. It's always been talked about as something really big and exciting. We'll see. I might be going to the UK for a little while in early September, if you are around we could have an EBN coffee.
It may have a reasonable price tag I suppose as Nokia knows very well how to do high-quality hardware good price for the consumers. Microsoft does not seem to push for something innovative - this is what we have felt so far.
Why tablet not something else? Are there unique features integrated that would probably attract consumers more than Apple iOS or Android OS? Windows OS still a force to reckon with though. I presumed nothing special, i may be wrong but wating to see Nokia launchs it come September or October.
Nokia Tablet can rival iPad and Android tablets if and only if there is an EXTREME RIDICULOUS PRICE TAGS as well absolute different apps.
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