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Nokia Tablet?

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    TheJoe
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    Jim Young

    @TheJoe: LTE, 1080 display- If the construction is solid and the price is right then I think it will be a killer tablet - Way more useful than an iPad. If it's sold through AT&T then the price will probably be subsidized.

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    evildictait​or

    I think the main thing is that Microsoft needs to ship with some kind of network. Apple products are really heavily subsidized by the networks (an iPhone 5 is more expensive than a Surface by $400, but you wouldn't notice because nobody buys a full price iPhone), and that would massively affect their ability to market to normal consumers.

    A $100 or $50 WindowsRT device added to your home AT&T or Verizon home package would be really popular. A $300 one that can't even do Internet when you're on the bus just isn't that great a deal for most end-users.

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    magicalclick

    Hope 8.1 is good enough, so, Nokia would not be hindered by it.

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    ScanIAm

    , magicalclick wrote

    Hope 8.1 is good enough, so, Nokia would not be hindered by it.

    Enough!

    The only thing that's hindered me with windows 8 has been that my frikking Asus hardware went south and I've got to RMA it. 

    How about "hopefully the underpaid urchins that make the Nokia won't screw up the hardware and kill 8.1".

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    Bas

    Price. That's basically the only factor that'll decide if this thing is going to work. It has to be between $200 and $300, and it should definitely be closer to $200 than to $300. Any more and it'll fail, undoubtedly.

    Of course, whether Nokia can afford to put them out there at such a low price is questionable.

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    spivonious

    , Bas wrote

    Price. That's basically the only factor that'll decide if this thing is going to work. It has to be between $200 and $300, and it should definitely be closer to $200 than to $300. Any more and it'll fail, undoubtedly.

    Of course, whether Nokia can afford to put them out there at such a low price is questionable.

    Agreed. With Atom-powered tablets getting into <$500, the RT tablets really need to be free with a contract or <$300 without.

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    Ian2

    Hmmmm, IMO with the included Office license and Windows compatibility this thing should sell at a premium over android tablets if it is marketed correctly.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , ScanIAm wrote

    *snip*

    Enough!

    The only thing that's hindered me with windows 8 has been that my frikking Asus hardware went south and I've got to RMA it. 

    How about "hopefully the underpaid urchins that make the Nokia won't screw up the hardware and kill 8.1".

    Yeah and that's why Windows 8 tablets are selling so poorly -- it's a hardware issue for sure. You know how unreliable those Surface tablets are...  Perplexed

    (that's sarcasm btw)

     

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    ScanIAm
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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    So the design of Windows 8 has nothing to do with poor sales of W8 tablets in general? The ASUS tablet problems don't explain why Surface tablets haven't sold very well unless you are suggesting that Surface tablets also have hardware issues.

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    ScanIAm

    If you want to pick a fight with what I didn't say then say hello to the strawman for me.

    I feel that I've explained MY issues with MY experience well enough.

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @ScanIAm: It seems as though you were doing more than just explaining your issues and your experience (of which I have no argument). Instead it appeared you were inferring that magicalclick's response was unimportant, without merit, etc. "Enough!" of what? Those sound like fighting words to me...

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