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.
Now that Balmer is “retiring” and that even Gates admitted that Windows Phone strategy is a mistake nobody (carriers, developers, shops, etc.) will touch Windows on tablet, phablet, or phone!
Nokia should cancel right now the launch of Sirius and they would save a lot of money (unless they put Android on it)!
Edited 2013-08-26 15:33 UTC