There’s a very high chance that Nokia will launch a Windows tablet sometime next year, and now it’s just a matter of figuring out if it’ll be the full Windows 8 OS or the RT spin-off, or both.
A recent GFXbench benchmark has revealed that Nokia is testing out a Windows RT tablet despite all the bad press surrounding Surface RT and its relatives from other OEMs. The Nokia slate, dubbed as the “RX-114”, may feature a Snapdragon 800, which is a lot better than the purported Tegra 3 test slate that eventually got cancelled and tossed out before it even saw the light of day.
Microsoft, too, is rumored to be developing a refresh Surface RT while also opting to use the Snapdragon 800 this time around instead of NVIDIA’s offering.
There seems to be mixed reviews amongst the crowd of Windows RT users, as some have complained that the platform lacks useful apps, as well as lag and performance issues. However, there are those that still have high hopes for the platform as newer hardware may help to alleviate some of the performance problems, and more developers may eventually cross over to into Redmond’s territory.
Windows RT is facing an uncertain future, but it seems like Nokia still believes in Windows RT just like it does in Windows Phone 8.