Will Nokia Make the Next Tablet Fail?
Apparently, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) won’t let itself be deterred by the unmitigated disaster that has been the Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface RT line of tablets as more rumors keep coming that Nokia is planning to release its own tablet running on Windows RT. Specs for the rumored tablet can be seen here. It’s expected to have a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 10.1 inch screen, 32 gigs of storage, and overall looks quite similar to Microsoft’s now-infamous tablets. The tablet is expected to be unveiled by Nokia in September.
BGR reporter Brad Reed lamented the idea that Nokia would actually enact “such a bad idea,” pointing out that Motorola (NYSE:MSI), BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), and Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) have all tried to chip away at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) dominance in the high-end tablet market — to no success. Reed also pointed out that the Windows RT operating system has been much less successful among consumers than Windows 8, referring to RT as “a dead platform walking.”
Microsoft’s Surface tablets have only made a revenue of $853 million, which doesn’t even cover the $900 charge for “Surface RT inventory adjustments” the company reported with its quarterly earnings.