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 Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 10:04 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?

Actually Apple has had product placements mainly due to it's dominance in the entertainment industry, you often see iMacs and Powermacs/MacPros as set pieces with a sticker over the logos just because they are there in the studio already, so they just grab a dead one or one that isn't currently being used and throw it on a desk and there you have your prop computer.

Now though I have seen a fair amount of Dell laptops with the logos covered as well as Thinkpads, both IBM and Lenovo just because they are pretty ubiquitous.

Note that you almost never see the actual OS these machines should be running in TV and movies, they are always some kind of bullshit impractical GUI to make it all seem far more "high tech" to the technophopic, this is a simple trick to do since you can just show a solid green or blue screen and fill it in later and have the actor randomly press buttons that rarely correspond to what is happening on screen...

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RE[2]: Presence on TV
by quackalist on Tue 27th Aug 2013 11:01 in reply to "RE: Presence on TV"
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Once upon a non neo-liberal dimension you could assume anything brand-able was just a prop. In the dimension we live in assume the plots been rewritten just to place some piece of crap.

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RE[3]: Presence on TV
by Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Presence on TV"
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The difference is if you can see the logo it's a paid product placement, if theres no visible logo but you know who the manufacturer is by the case design you are just a geek that spends too much time with computers.

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