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[2]: Why?
by reduz on Mon 26th Aug 2013 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
reduz
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2006-02-25

It still doesn't make sense. I mean of course it makes sense for Microsoft to ask Nokia to try luck with this device, as they did moderately well with the Lumias.

But for Nokia, It makes much more sense to do something like a Windows Phone tablet than go with something so high risk at this point. It's their money, not Microsoft's money, unless we are to assume that Nokia is pretty much just living out as a services company for Microsoft.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 17:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

There is no such thing as a Windows Phone tablet. Otherwise I'm sure they'd try, but there's rumors of a 6 inch Galaxy Note style phablet running WP8 which blurs the lines a bit.

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