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

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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RE[2]: Why?
by jnemesh on Mon 26th Aug 2013 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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They aren't spectacular NOW! They have less than 4% global market share...so, yes, they are selling millions, and no, that isn't even making a SMALL dent in the number of Android and iOS handsets being sold. It's not enough to motivate developers to make the NEEDED apps for the platform, and it's not enough to keep the entire ecosystem from dying. It is CERTAINLY not enough to save Nokia from bankruptcy!

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