Analyst disputes Nokia tablet rumour

Nokia is not going to be launching a Windows RT at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) expo taking place in Barcelona this month.

This is according to Strategy Analytics, which claimed it is likely to be a while before such a device is officially rolled out by the firm, despite recent rumours that have suggested otherwise.

On the analyst company’s website, it said it believes the Finnish corporation will only be showing off its smartphone range at this year’s MWC. The organisation stated this is likely to be the best move for the phone maker, adding: “Nokia will want to expand its Lumia smartphone range and solidify its growing leadership of the global Windows Phone 8 market.”

This comes after Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop recently told reporters in Sydney that although it is not announcing a tablet anytime soon, it is watching the growing demand for the technology “very closely”.

Last week, a tablet-shaped device was also spotted at the launch of the Lumia 620 handset launch in Pakistan, but Nokia denied it was a product specific to the firm.