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It makes little sense to release a tablet which runs on a disliked OS and that is exactly what I feel when I hear the rumors about the Nokia Windows RT Tablet. Microsoft is helping Nokia to lower the prices of its smartphones.
If the rumors of Nokia releasing a tablet running on the failed Windows RT OS are true, it will seem very surprising. Experts are of the opinion that Nokia should conserve its energy more on the smartphone business than in projects which are doomed to fail at its very onset.
Rumors about the Windows RT OS based tablet from the Finnish company have been sourced to the well known site Verge which says that the tablet will see a launch sometime in September.
Experts are surprised by the move since the Windows RT OS is a dud and has been written off by every expert who has some knowledge about the working of the OS. The sales figures of the Windows RT tablets are very poor and it could notch just 200,000 Windows RT tablets and the Windows Phone 8 based smartphones have also not endeared itself to the masses. So to introduce a tablet based on a faulty OS is really beyond the understanding of most experts.
Nokia has more pressing tasks like establishing its 5 inch screen smartphone in the market. This makes sense only if Nokia has on hand a huge order for such a product.
It is also rumored that other backers of the Windows RT are backing out of the tablet project and this makes the news seem even more unbelievable.
Most manufacturers are focusing on the Windows 8 OS operated devices and will not touch the Windows RT endowed devices with a barge pole. Asus has already pulled out from Windows RT and so did Lenovo. Therefore it makes little sense for Nokia to launch a Windows RT OS based tablet. If Nokia would have launched its own tablet it would have chosen the Windows 8 OS instead of the Windows RT OS.
The second quarter saw a slight surge in the number of tablets which are run on Windows OS. However Android continues to dominate the proceedings. The worldwide sales of tablets saw a slump in sales and the first three months saw a fall of 9.7 percent. However there was some good tiding in the second quarter which saw a huge pike in sales with 45.1 million units which is a 59.6% increase from figures last year.