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Rumor: Nokia Is Readying an 8-Inch Lumia Tablet for 2014

Jamie Condliffe, Gawker Media

Rumor: Nokia Is Readying an 8-Inch Lumia Tablet for 2014

Two independent sources- Evleaks and Verge-are reporting that Nokia is in the process of preparing a second, smaller Windows-based Lumia tablet, which might be available next year.

According to both sources, the project is currently codenamed the Illusionist. The tablet would, apparently, ship with Windows RT 8.1, a Qualcomm processor and an 8-inch screen.The sources also suggest that the tablet, said to have a similar look and feel to the recently announced 2520 slate, would be available next year, when the 6-inch Lumia makes its debut.

What's not clear is how Nokia's tablet plans would square with Microsoft's. With the takeover of the Finn's hardware division expected to complete early 2014, both companies have to continue with current product plans to avoid regulatory issues-but that might see the pair doubling up with smaller tablets, as Microsoft is also rumored to be working on one with a 7.5-inch screen. And does the world really need that many small Windows tablets? [Evleaks, Verge]

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Microsoft Lumia 430: What you get for Rs 5,299

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 Lumia 430 reeks of affordability in its peculiar way. The usual Nokia-like build quality and finishing continue to show up on the Microsoft Lumia’s as well and that’s nothing to complain about. You get a dual-SIM 3G compatible phone with latest available software in tow. Priced at 5,299 it will be available across online and offline store channels.

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