Microsoft may not be having a lot of success selling its own Windows RT tablet, and other device makers may be pulling their support for the platform altogether. But that apparently hasn’t deterred Nokia. The Finnish phone maker is reportedly preparing to launch its first Windows RT tablet in September.

Lat month benchmark results for a Nokia tablet showed up online. This week they’ve been followed by leak after leak from “sources” in the know.

Now the first photos of the upcoming tablet have allegedly appeared online.

Nokia Windows RT tablet from Digi-Wo

A member of the Chinese digi-wo forum has posted a few shots of the back of a tablet sporting the Nokia logo, along with Verizon’s logo and a 4G LTE marking. The back also says “Windows RT” on it, which is either a good sign that the tablet’s running Microsoft’s operating system for ARM devices or that someone really wants us to think this is a Nokia tablet running Windows RT.

While the photo doesn’t offer any detailed specs, it certainly looks about the right size for a tablet with a 10 inch display.

If earlier leaks are anything to go by, it’s likely that the tablet will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and feature a 1920 x 1080 pixel display.

Word on the street is that Nokia will hold an event in New York on September 26th and 27th where the company could unveil the new tablet and show us more than the back cover.

via The Verge

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12 replies on “Mounting evidence of a Nokia Windows RT tablet (now with photos)”

  1. I don’t see why Nokia would make a Windows RT tablet, but I’m looking forward to it if they do.

    I like Windows RT and think it will be a great tablet OS if more apps come to it. I use iOS, RT and Android and RT as an OS feels the best to me. True SD card support, USB support, split windows and other details set it apart from the other tablet OSes. I even like that it is possible to go into the desktop for other apps like the command line and file explorer, though I’d prefer if it were all Modern UI for consistency. The only thing it’s missing is the apps.

  2. End again Nokia make a blunder. Better fire their CEO, i think they took bribe from microsoft. Their CEO got richer taking bribe and NOKIA company go bankrupt. Does anybody ever think of that ????

    Windows RT is a dead platform now.
    Every vendor even asus also going away from Windows RT.

  3. So the leaked pic has Verizon logos? What a nice change, I expected AT&T would have been Nokia’s choice carrier.

  4. I have grown to love my Surface RT. I use a Surface Pro at work, and carry my personal RT everywhere else. At first really missed some of my desktop apps, but at this point I really only use it as a tablet for web and email. When I need a desktop app, I remote into a Windows 8 box.
    As others have pointed out, for web and email, you can get an Android tablet cheap, but Not one that runs Outlook 2013 which is my preferred mail client.

    My biggest complaint now is that the Kindle Windows Store app does not do magazines so I still pick up my wife’s Kindle fire to look at the latest Popular Science.

    1. The Nook app has been reported to support subscriptions to read magazines… Don’t know why the Kindle app won’t but maybe because they want you to use a Kindle device… There are some exclusive features that only work if you’re using a Kindle device…

      1. The Android version supports magazines. I think the Windows Store version just has not gotten much love because it is not very popular yet. I think that will change, but I could be wrong. 🙂

        1. The size of the app market is a factor but Amazon is using Android for their Kindle tablets. So the app would naturally have more features available on that platform as it doesn’t need to be ported…

  5. If past is any prologue, Nokia was a late entrant to the netbook party,
    making a netbook that didn’t sell well. And didn’t they make a device

    called the Communicator that was also late to the party?

    1. Nokia’s Communicator line was a smashing success outside of the US (and even among some high rollers and bigshots in the US because in the time before the iPhone or even the late PocketPC behemoths, nothing could touch what they could do). I think a slightly more apt comparison would be Nokia’s Internet Tablet line, which could have paved the way for market dominance of the then nonexistent ARM tablet market had they not been content to just stick with the same formula (this complacency was Nokia’s downfall since they thought their massive global marketshare would ensure their continued success).

    2. Nokia’s Booklet 3G wasn’t that late, 2011 was still a good year for netbooks, it just emphasized cellular connectivity and meant being sold through carriers and at a fairly premium price for a netbook.

      Mind, Nokia wasn’t a computer company and their other businesses world wide was still doing pretty well then…

      While performance wasn’t great with a Z530 ATOM… It was popular among bloggers, etc. who just needed to type and report on the go but wasn’t idea for many others.

      If they go with better pricing and the good performance a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 can provide then this new product may be given a chance…

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