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ZTE to launch new Windows 8 tablet?

ZTE has teased plans to launch a new Windows 8 tablet, suggesting such a device could be a “good penetration point” into Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Although remaining slightly hesitant on the launch of future Windows Phone handsets, the Chinese manufacturer has revealed that a new Windows 8 tablet could be on the horizon.

We are watching closely the Windows Phone OS space. Probably tablet is a good penetration point for us,” Waiman Lam, ZTE’s Senior Director of Wireless Devices said speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews.

Looking to the company’s future Windows-based plans, Lam stated: “For a phone, though, it depends on what the carriers and the market demand.”

He added: “In the past ZTE already launched a Windows Phone handset but now we see the increasing market share of the Windows phone OS and we are trying to find a smart way to penetrate the Windows Phone scene again.”

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Although hinting at a potential Windows 8 tablet launch, ZTE executives have failed to offer any further details on when we can expect the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Nokia Lumia 2520 rival to be formally unveiled.

ZTE launched an early Windows tablet back in 2012, although the 10-inch ZTE V98 received only a basic rollout, failing to incite much consumer interest.

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