Nokia’s Windows RT Tablet “Sirius”
If the picture above looks familiar, there is good reason; We have seen it before, HERE. Only this time we seem to have a bit more information on the tablet.
As Derrek said in his post on the 16th August, the leaked image of a Nokia tablet is running Windows RT. However we have learned that it has the codename of “Sirius” (which happens to be the name of a star in the night sky). Other specs include a screen size of 10.1 inches, running a Full HD panel of 1920×1080 (218 Pixels Per Inch – the iPad4 has 263PPI). While no specific weight and thickness figures have been revealed, it is believed that Nokia’s Sirius tablet will be lighter and thinner than the current iPad 4.
In terms of cameras, we can expect a rear camera with a 6 megapixel unit, and a front facing camera which can take 2 megapixel images. Inside the colourful body we can expect to find a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. As for the internal memory it will come with 32GB of storage and a MicroSD card slot. Other ports will be MicroUSB and Micro HDMI. There will also be a physical keyboard available as is the case with most Windows 8/RT tablets, either as an additional purchase or thrown in.
Pricing is believed to be “in line with the iPad” and many expect the device to be announced during Nokia’s September 26th event in New York.
Now, I have heard/read a lot of people groan with disappointment at the prospect of Nokia bringing out a Windows RT device. I must be one of a rare breed who actually enjoy the RT experience. The only area of this leak which I am not pleased about is the pricing “in line with the iPad”. What made me abandon waiting for a Nokia tablet was seeing the Dell XPS10 drop in price to under £250/$390. The Surface RT has also had to do a similar thing recently. I’m not saying the iPad is worth more than a Windows RT tablet, but consumers don’t seem willing to buy in at that price. Maybe Nokia has the style and clout to force a rethink on this one. If anyone can make Windows RT a success Nokia can. Time will tell.