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: Comment by _cynic_
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 19:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by _cynic_"
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I've been right about nearly everything I've said about Nokia on this website. Right about their trajectory, right about how much they'd sell, right about their financials, right about their overall health. I've been right a lot more often than you've even staked out a position.

Some "delusion". And if you actually took the time to read my comment (which you either haven't or you're being willfully or unwillfully ignorant) you'd see that I'm not as confident their tablet venture will work out, only that it has tremendous upside potential.

Surface got Microsoft over 800 million dollars in revenue and had better margins than an iPad, even a fraction of that will be very attractive to Nokia if they can manage supply adequately.

You don't know a thing.

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RE[2]: Comment by _cynic_
by adkilla on Mon 26th Aug 2013 19:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by _cynic_"
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Why so Sirius?

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RE[2]: Comment by _cynic_
by No it isnt on Mon 26th Aug 2013 20:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by _cynic_"
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Ah, Nelson being "right". The best kind of right, that is technically right, a.k.a. misleading. Like when a $900M loss becomes a $800M revenue. Like when getting soundly beaten in every market becomes a relative YoY growth from barely nothing.

You're a sleazebag liar, not least when you tell the truth.

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RE[3]: Comment by _cynic_
by Nelson on Mon 26th Aug 2013 21:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by _cynic_"
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You do know how accounting works? It is both possible to have $800M in revenue while having $900M in write offs against future purchases. You do know that this is taken from Microsoft's own financials, right?

The revenue figure was cited only to show upside potential because of high margins on tablets. That would take actual thinking on your part.

The rest of what you say is an aside and not at all related to anything I've claimed, especially not the health and unit sales of Nokia, just to burn down that strawman

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