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[4]: Comment by _cynic_
by Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 02:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by _cynic_"
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You do know how accounting works? It is both possible to have $800M in revenue while having $900M in write offs against future purchases. You do know that this is taken from Microsoft's own financials, right?

The revenue figure was cited only to show upside potential because of high margins on tablets. That would take actual thinking on your part.

The rest of what you say is an aside and not at all related to anything I've claimed, especially not the health and unit sales of Nokia, just to burn down that strawman


You can stop being so disingenuous about the numbers about a product that by all measures is a complete and total failure that single handedly took one of the best and largest market share phone companies and nearly forced them out of the market.

Elop was Microsoft's parasite to spread the Windows disease to mobile yet again but this time have it completely infect a company. It has failed just as bad as every other mobile project from Microsoft with the added tragedy of taking Nokia down with it.

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