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: Presence on TV
by jonoden on Tue 27th Aug 2013 16:46 UTC in reply to "Presence on TV"
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Funny how the TV product placement of this differs:
- iOS - almost every US show or movie - ad nausem, recent example: Dexter
- Windows 8/RT - just a few, select shows: Under the Dome, Touch
- Android - nowhere?

When something shows up as an product placement it immediatelly makes me want not to buy it.

If it's good why the hell are they trying to do these sort-of-subliminal-programmin on the viewers, huh?

I've seen plenty of Android phones on various shows. As someone else said, you see much of Apple's stuff because it's laying around. If you actually see the Apple logo, they paid for it.

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