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Nokia Chief Designer Confirms Working On A Tablet To Challenge iPads

According to a recent interview with Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari, the Finnish phone maker is working hard to put on the market a tablet to rival Apple's iPads.

Reuters pointed out that Marko Ahtisaari was rather mysterious about the matter and only hinted that he works a third of his time on the new tablet. Analysts, however, dug up the news and rumours related to the Nokia tablet and came up with a glimpse of the upcoming device.

From the little pieces of information we have so far, we could draw the conclusion that Nokia is going to release later this year a 10-inch tablet running on Windows 8. Sources form the supply chain reveal that the Finnish phone maker indeed plans to use Microsoft's Windows on ARM platform for the new tablets. In addition, rumours suggest that the tablet will integrate a dual core Qualcomm processor and it will hit the market just in time for the holiday season.

A year ago, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO hinted to the upcoming tablet also without being too generous in details. He only said at the time that the company has to "take a uniquely Nokia prospective and so the teams are working very hard on something that would be differentiating relative to everything else that's going on in the market."

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.