There has been intense speculation in the global media this week that Nokia will launch its first Lumia tablet with a Microsoft operating system at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, between February 25th to 28th, 2013.

Following extensive channel checks by our Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service, we understand Nokia will not unveil a tablet with a Microsoft operating system at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC).

We believe Nokia's strategy will be "smartphones first" for MWC this year.

And rightly so. Nokia will want to expand its Lumia smartphone range and solidify its growing leadership of the global WP8 market

Tablet fans will need to be a little more patient!