Long-Awaited Nokia Lumia Tablet Release-Date Announcement Likely Soon

Want access to Microsoft programs on your tablet, but don't want to buy a Surface? Nokia appears ready to launch its much-anticipated Windows tablet.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 31, 2013

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Long-Awaited Nokia Lumia Tablet Release-Date Announcement Likely Soon

There might soon be another tablet PC option for business users who want access to everything Microsoft has to offer. Of course, the general consumer would benefit too.

It’s long been expected that Nokia would launch its own branded tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system; the two already have a smartphone partnership. The latest speculation is that Nokia will hold an announcement about this fabled tablet on Sept. 26 or 27, Windows Phone Central reported.

Many industry insiders have wondered why Microsoft would be keen on Nokia cannibalizing its sales of the Surface, whose sales have been relatively modest. Nokia’s high-end smartphones have received generally positive reviews and have sold well at launch, but haven’t had much staying power. The company is making some inroads with its less expensive models, particularly the Lumia 520, which has become the company’s best-seller thanks to a nice push in emerging markets.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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