Is Nokia finally entering the Windows tablet space?

Is Nokia finally entering the Windows tablet space?

It appears that all the rumor-mongering about Nokia’s plans of releasing its own tablet isn’t all a flight of fancy, as an image of Lumia-inspired prototype has recently surfaced on the web and points us at a Windows-powered tablet.

Based on reports, Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT slate is said to sport most of the characteristics that we’ve come to expect from a high-end tablet. Well, at least that’s what the tipster told The Verge.

nokia sirius


Codenamed Sirius, some of the purported features of this tablet includes a 10.1-inch Full-HD screen, a tandem of 6MP (front) and 2MP (back) cameras and a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB RAM. Moreover, it is said to pack a sizeable 32GB internal storage, a Micro-SD card slot for additional memory and will support LTE connectivity.

Although the pricing is yet to be announced, it’s been told that it’ll have the same price tag as the Apple iPad (presumably the 32GB, LTE-enabled variant). To give more bang for the buck, however, Nokia is reported to include a keyboard dock that will also serve as a secondary power source for the tablet.

Nokia’s iPad-killer, assuming that it exists, is slated to make its first public appearance at a launch event happening in New York on the 26th of next month.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    Ewan ko kung anong silbi ng Snapdragon800 sa WP…Temple Run 1 lang yata pinaka-advanced na game

    • PinkyHeart6 says:

      Temple Run 1? Your referring to Windows Phone 8. Temple Run:Brave ang nasa RT. There are quite some good games for Windows RT too like Halo: Spartan Assault, The Harvest, Ilomilo, Hydro Thunder. Pero yeah konti pa lang talaga ang games for Windows RT, you can play more games sa Windows 8.

    • kraken says:

      Your claim will be invalid once Asphalt 8 is released for WP8.

  2. Justin says:

    Maganda sana ang hardware specs (Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB RAM), but Windows RT?!? Seriously? …No thanks. :(

    • BoyMaalam says:

      Uhh excuse me. So umaasa ka na kaya ng Snapdragon ang Windows 8? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

    • franz says:

      If i can develop, php or .net with this tablet well why not heheheh! hope it is pro not rt! is there a way that an RT tablet can have a desktop view? (correct me if i am wrong with my terminologies thanks)…

    • ivan says:

      i agree, windows rt!.bat di nlang lagyan ng windows phone os ala ipad with ios

  3. Dan says:

    Still waiting for Nokia to make WP with a QWERTY keyboard! XD

  4. Rynz08 says:

    everyone discounted Nokia for choosing windows phone over android back in 2011. But they made windows phone popular little by little.Now let’s see what’s the effect of Nokia for the RT tablets. I hope this will be better than the microsoft surface. That red tablet is slick!

  5. AkoSiEricksonM says:

    Baligtad yung info sa camera. Dapat 6mp sa rear, 2mp naman sa front.

  6. Jp says:

    I find it wierd that most people (Not necessarily here…) are expecting sky high impressive specs from Windows (comparing it to Android), when they can let iOS get away with only dual core(let’s put the build aside).

    I currently use Android OS, but I’ve had my time with BB, iOS, Windows, and Firefox, and I hate to compare but Windows phones actually works well with dual core processors (and more efficient than most quad-core units)… Much like iOS, simplicity is at the heart of these phones… No need for extravagant specs that the phone doesn’t really need.

    It’s true that they are way behind on the applications available compared to Android and iOS(but ahead compared to Firefox and Blackberry) but I find the sophistication of the phone there.

    In any case, I always consider different OS with having different personalities… know what you need and select which one works for you…

    • allyrem nebraska says:

      … Just to add, Pinoys seems to me, are so lost, a cellphone whether the smartest phone of plain cellular phone works primarily as a phone with the former with an added functionality of going internet and sorts. Tablet on the other hand was envisioned as portable book reader with an added functionality too of going internet and sorts. They were not meant for games or as mobile computer replacements, but as an added spice. Only the fool thinks that way. Get a psp if you wanna play or a true computer if you wanna do serious computer jobs. Phones are just phones; tablets are just tablets. Wake up Pinoy, you are living in cloud nine timbuktu.

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