Nokia Sign

Nokia is allegedly building its own Windows RT-powered tablet and is working with Qualcomm, Microsoft and Compal Electronics on the product. We already know Nokia and Microsoft have a close relationship, especially on the Windows Phone front, so this doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Nokia will announce the device during the Mobile World Congress trade show in February, DigiTimes said.

The tablet was originally planned to launch during the first quarter of this year, DigiTimes said, which doesn’t really make sense considering Microsoft’s own tablets launched just a few months ago. The device was originally expected to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor, which currently powers dozens of high-end smartphones. Microsoft’s Windows RT tablet, by contrast, is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip. Nokia is apparently happy with the success of Microsoft’s own Windows RT tablet, which led it to decide to move forward on its own device.

Little else is known about the device, but we hope Nokia adds in NFC support and some sort of sharing mechanism that allows owners of Nokia’s tablet to easily share with Nokia-branded Windows Phone 8 devices.

Source DigiTimes