Nokia plans to join tablet party with ARM-based MeeGo device by year’s end
Nokia is no stranger to the internet tablet category with the 770, N800, N810, and the latest device in the family, the N900 mobile computer that was a big departure from its lineage with a smaller size and the addition of telecommunication functionality. While it's a very impressive and compelling device, many consider the N900 to not be a true successor to the N810 that preceded it and longed for a real new internet tablet from Nokia.
It now looks like IT fans may be getting their wish, with news from DigiTimes that Nokia is developing a 7- or 9-inch tablet powered by ARM-based hardware, running the upcoming MeeGo OS, and set for a release in Q4 of this year. Based on information from component suppliers, Nokia is said to have already completed 100 engineering samples for testing with plans for the tablet to be manufactured by Foxconn. Could this be the first Nokia MeeGo ARM device we have been hearing about? With most people expecting Nokia to make its MeeGo debut on a smartphone device, this would be an interesting departure if it turns out to be true. What do you think of the possible return of the Nokia Internet Tablet?