Nokia is planning to launch a Windows RT tablet on 26 September

16 Aug 2013

There has been talk of Nokia making computers for seemingly years now. A few years ago it was a netbook and then it was a tablet. But now it appears the company is getting serious about tablet computers and an event is scheduled for New York on 26 September at which Nokia will unveil a Windows RT tablet device.

Numerous reports suggest Nokia is working on a Windows RT device that will include LTE support.

According to The Verge, such a device will be made available on AT&T and Verizon networks in the US.

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Code-named ‘Vanquish’, the new computer will include a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor, which will be an interesting departure from the Surface RT from Microsoft, which runs on an ARM processor.

Nokia is understood to have abandoned an original project for a tablet powered by an Nvidia processor.

Photos and diagrams have emerged of a Verizon version of the forthcoming Nokia tablet on Chinese website Digi-wo.

Nokia Windows RT, Vanquish

Image via Digi-wo

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years