Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 14:52 UTC

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

Nice specifications, but Windows RT. Nobody wants Windows RT, and for good reason. I say this from experience: Windows RT is horrible. It offers nothing over iOS (let alone Android), Metro applications are side projects riddled with bugs, performance issues, and bad design, and the platform barely plays third fiddle compared to iOS and Android, so developers have little interest in it. On top of that, virtually everyone has abandoned Windows RT.

But, I'm pretty sure some people will tell us this tablet will turn Nokia around.

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by reduz on Mon 26th Aug 2013 15:42 UTC
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Why invest so much in a product that has proven to be an absolute failure? How can Nokia even benefit from this?

I could understand a Windows Phone Tablet to a certain degree because Lumia sales have proven to be at least warm, but windows Windows RT is already dead and there is no point about digging it out from the grave.

It's like Nokia has become a whore that will do anything to please Microsoft for money while getting a deadly STD in exchange.

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