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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why so late?
by bnolsen on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:01 UTC
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It's been almost a year since RT's rollout. Why wait so long to release this tablet? Does this mean that nokia is now competing directly with MS?

Or is it that MS gave up and decided to try again with nokia as proxy?

And what the hell are nokia's shareholders doing? Isn't nokia bleeding enough money already trying to (unsuccessfully) buy their way back into the mobile market?

Edited 2013-08-26 16:01 UTC

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RE: why so late?
by tkeith on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:29 in reply to "why so late?"
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Really, they have to have something new to make a difference. Everyone seemed to like the surface's hardware, so good hardware won't be enough. Strange it doesn't even have a rear facing camera, as annoying as they can be.

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