Nokia is said to be working on a Windows RT tablet, and we already saw photos of what may have been a prototype earlier in August. Now the folks at The Verge report they have more details about Nokia’s upcoming tablet.

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The tablet is said to be code-named “Sirius” and have a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, micro USB port, and micro HDMI output.

It’s also expected to have a 6MP rear camera and 2MP rear camera, and the tablet is expected to be thinner than an iPad.

Nokia hasn’t released a consumer tablet since the company made the switch from Symbian and MeeGo smartphones and mobile internet devices to smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

Microsoft doesn’t market Windows Phone as a solution for tablets, so Nokia instead appears to be using Microsoft’s tablet-friendly Windows RT for its first 10 inch tablet. Like Windows Phone, Windows RT is designed to run on devices with low-power ARM-based processors, and the Nokia Sirius tablet is expected to get up to 10 hours of battery life.

But unlike Windows Phone, which is optimized for small screens, Windows RT basically has the same user interface as the full Windows 8 operating system. Unfortunately while there are both desktop and full-screen user interfaces, for the most part Windows RT only supports third party apps that use the full-screen “Metro” or “Modern” user interface, which means that most of the millions of apps that have been written for earlier versions of Windows won’t run on tablets like the Nokia Sirius.

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8 replies on “Nokia Sirius Windows RT tablet details leaked”

  1. So, Nokia doesn’t want to pay their taxes in India (like most corporations are miracle workers at “legal” tax evasion) but they don’t want to make any devices with some operating system that would actually sell…

    Elop’s extra special trick at tax evasion is producing stuff that won’t sell well, saving Nokia lots and lots of taxes they’d have to pay if they actually made some money with an OS that’s not artificially kept alive by corporate wishful thinking.

    Should have kept your own OS, Nokia… it did take you a little long to develop, because of internal mistakes made, but it was actually finished before Windphone/RT and people actually wanted it, were waiting for it.

    1. You are an idiot. Nokia doubled WP8 market share in Europe to 8%. It’s market share in Russia and Latin America is higher than that. As for Nokia trying to make a go with the awful Symbian and Meego, were you born yesterday. Those two operating systems and the billions wasted on them is what was driving Nokia into the ground, long before Elop showed up. Symbian and Meego combined didn’t even come close to the developer support of WP8, which speaks volumes about their failure. Nokia’s problems didn’t start with Elop or Windows you tool. That is unless you think Nokia summarily fired the previous CEO and executive staff for no reason. Nokia lost 60% of it’s value and 70% of it’s revenue in the 3 years before Elop took over, and they were getting slaughtered by Android and iOS. Wake up.

  2. I am a fan of Windows RT, but I don’t think this will sell well. Windows RT needs a better app selection before it can go head to head against the iPad if the pricing is going to be about the same.

    1. Windows RT needs the Windows Software support, which Microsoft had already done, but then yanked from the product at Intel’s behest, since Intel didn’t want to have to compete with the hordes of ARM chip makers, which would have crushed their profits.

      So Microsoft doomed Windows RT before ever releasing it, in whatever retarded deal they made with Intel. If you ask developers, the system is a zombie. Any app you see on there, Microsoft had to pay them to create it.

      While you may declare yourself a “fan” of some operating system, people do not buy devices for the operating system, they buy devices for applications that run on them that fill their needs.

      1. Go away troll. The Windows Store is by far the fasting growing ecosystem in history. Does it need to be better for the sake of Windows RT? Sure, that doesn’t mean it has no developer support.

        “people do not buy devices for the operating system, they buy devices for applications that run on them that fill their needs.”

        That is straight up laughable. The vast majority of people buying a smart phone or tablet don’t even have a damn clue what apps it runs. They simply buy what they’re familiar with or heard about, which is usually iOS or Android. The vast majority of consumers are stupid and ignorant.

  3. “Sirius” I bet there will be trouble over this name as it belongs to “Sirius XM Internet Radio”

    1. It’s also the name of a star and a mythological dog, among other things… But more importantly, this is an internal codename. If the tablet is released it’ll be called something else.

    2. sirius will probably be its Dev. name. Like Blue was for 8.1. once we reach closer to the launch date, the new name will come up.

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