A day ago, on June 9, Nokia Mobile received two new certifications in Russia. One of the certification is about an unannounced Nokia phone with the model number TA-1400 and its spare parts. As of now, we are not sure if it’s going to be a smartphone or a feature phone.
Surprisingly, the other certification is for an upcoming Nokia tablet. However, the catch here is that the certification website shows the content in Russian and the sentence in question is “Портативный планшетный компьютер Nokia модели.”
Anyhow, off the translation turmoil, Nokia Mobile’s first tablet will have the model numbers TA-1392 and TA-1397. The company is using similar model numbers as its phones. Given that the Russian certifications appear much before the actual product release dates, we might not see the tablet very soon. That’s all the certification reveals about the Nokia tablet for now.
Nokia tablets have existed before in the form of the Nokia N1 and Nokia Lumia 2520. Nokia N1, an Android tablet announced in 2014, was the result of Nokia wanting to keep its name going in the consumer market after getting rid of its Devices and Services division. The Nokia Lumia 2520 running Windows RT came out in 2013 with limited availability when the rights of producing Nokia products were still with Nokia.
The pandemic proved to be fruitful for the laptop and tablet market, with people preferring large screen devices since work from home became the new norm and the schools shifted to virtual classes. Last year, we saw Flipkart taking advantage as it became the exclusive Nokia brand licensee for laptops and launched the Nokia PureBook X14, which closed the opportunity for HMD Global to launch laptops, at least in India.