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[5]: Comment by _cynic_
by Nelson on Tue 27th Aug 2013 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by _cynic_"
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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.


Complete and total failure with double digit volume growth quarter over quarter and year over year, you have a peculiar definition of failure.

However, in the interest of not rehashing arguments I've brought up in literally every Nokia thread (which is ignored and often lost on the delusional) I'll leave you to believe what you wish and we'll revisit the topic when their quarterly results show another volume increase and further stabilization of financials.

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