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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"Priced similar to Apple's iPad"
by jbauer on Mon 26th Aug 2013 17:07 UTC
jbauer
Member since:
2005-07-06

Priced similar to Apple's iPad


Hahaha. Seriously, why bother.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree. They need to learn from Microsoft and not price the same as the market leader if they want to move units. Plus, 10 inches seems a bit myopic when the big thing is 7-8 inch tablets.

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

i think 7-8" tablets sell well because they are noticeably cheaper than 10" tablets. For home use (browsing, etc) I definitely prefer a 10" one.

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