Nokia has been more visible on Windows Phone 8 than any other manufacturer, but that has not been the case on Windows 8 tablets. Nokia not actually being mentioned even once on Microsoft’s official press talk concerning Windows 8 tablets.
Surprisingly it was Ahtisaari who revealed Nokia has had tablet in the works for some time and Ahtisaari himself is spending much of his time around it. Tablet that nobody expects to be anything else than Windows 8 tablet at this point.
Now Microsoft has for the first time revealed officially some partner names that will bring Windows RT PCs to the market shortly. These manufacturers are Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Samsung (not to forget Microsoft’s own Surface and Surface Pro).
If you are following Windows RT, perhaps you have taken note of the Asus Tablet 600 (Windows RT) announcement or Microsoft’s own Surface RT™ news. Along with Asus, we are excited to share that there will be ARM-based PC designs from Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung running Windows RT. – blogs.msdn.com
It is a bit worrying as i’m sure many of us might be waiting Nokia’s Windows 8 tablets even more than Windows Phone 8 devices.
This is not a official announcement of some exclusive partnership formed by these manufacturers with Microsoft and Nokia announcements certainly don’t usually go like this.
Still, confirmation of Windows 8 tablet from Nokia for Q4 would not hurt.