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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RE[8]: Why?
by gan17 on Tue 27th Aug 2013 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Why?"
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I honestly can't understand why people so well off even get up for work. That's just me though.
Not just you. I'd have stopped working long before reaching the amount he's worth.

Thing is, if he had really planned on retiring, he'd have at least announced some sort of succession roadmap. That's the reasonable thing to do when you represent a company with as much presence as MS. He's neither named a successor, nor has he shown any sign of grooming anyone to fill that role in recent years. If anything, it's the exact opposite - many of the potential head honchos have left. I think that's what leading most people to believe that he was forced out.

Well, I suppose they could always hire that Forestall guy.

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