The strategy for Nok tablet is likely to be different from that of the smartphone. Nok need not target the low end nor the entire range.
There is a huge under served market in Window corporate segment. 92 % of corporation use Windows PCs and they already have huge resources, man hours and money invested in the Windows Platform and they are unlikely to want to switch to anything else. Another thing important, they do have large budgets but require good after sales support such as training.
I agree but why can't Nokia stock shelves next to the plastic Samsung copy calls and easily steal some share there? No reason Nokia can't target corporate and retail consumers. Makes sense to do both as its the same exact tablet. Apple and Samsung are doing it so why not Nokia when it's Nokia that holds the best designs and best/most patents.
Those waiting for a Nokia tablet are a relatively small group who:
1. Wouldn't buy an iPad
2. Wouldn't buy an Android tablet
3. Wouldn't buy a Surface
4. Wouldn't buy any other W8 tablet
5. Recently bought a WP8 Lumia flagship phone
6. Have an exclusive need for MSFT Office tools
7. Would be happy being first-adopters
8. Don't care about having very limited, if any, third-party hardware accessories
Nokia will have a fantastic tablet to be used along with the rest of the windows platform businesses use every day. it will dovetail with the Lumia. They have already displaced blackberry in many businesses including Sara lee and I am sure they were able to do that with a sneak preview of whats to come. I am a diehard apple user but I will make my money on Nokia