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Alleged Nokia Windows RT tablet pictured in red, carries Verizon logo

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Alleged Nokia Windows RT tablet pictured in red, carries Verizon logo
For quite a while now we've been hearing rumors about Nokia possibly working on a Windows RT tablet. Well, these rumors may be on the right track as we're now looking at what might be device in question. 

The spy photo you see below was leaked on a Chinese Twitter-like web site, depicting a slate bearing three branding logos. One of them is clearly Nokia's and below it we see a "Windows RT" label indicating the OS running on this colorful tablet. But what makes this leak particularly interesting is the presence of a Verizon logo and 4G LTE label. 

This may be a Nokia Windows RT tablet for Verizon

This may be a Nokia Windows RT tablet for Verizon

So yeah, if this leak truly holds water, then we might soon see a Windows RT tablet by Nokia riding on Verizon's 4G LTE airwaves. We think it is a safe bet to assume that a Wi-Fi-only variant of the device will be offered as well. The colorful shell of the slate is a clue, leading us to believe that Nokia's tablet will come in multiple fresh colors, just like the company's Lumia smartphones.

The source of the image does not mention anything in regards to hardware specs of the device, but if recent rumors are to be trusted, the Windows RT tablet by Nokia will come with a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 32GB of storage, a 1080p screen of about 10 inches, and a USB 3.0 port. A variant for AT&T is also said to be in the works. Just keep in mind that these features are anything but official and may be inaccurate. 

According to speculations, the Nokia tablet running Windows RT will be announced at an event scheduled for September 26. Then only time will tell whether it will gain any traction given the low adoption and poor sales of the Windows RT operating system.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Digi-Wo (Weibo) via New Phones

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posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:50 12

1. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Biggest F-lop by E-lop

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:01 26

5. sri_tech (Posts: 187; Member since: 21 May 2013)


You talk the same sh** on each article related to Nokia and Windows?

If you don't like them then stop reading these articles or stop commenting.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:53 14

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Well said..... and omg!!!! That looks sexi :-D

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:42 7

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Stop feeding it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:55

28. Dastrix (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Wrong stop, Mario. Go back to your 8-bit world.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:58 16

2. sri_tech (Posts: 187; Member since: 21 May 2013)


That's looking cool. Bring it on Nokia.

If its priced at $400 for tablet with snapdragon 800, 1080p display, 32 GB then I will definitely buy it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:33 1

22. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


who know Windows RT 8.1 maybe something new in it.

i guess nokia will bring WinRT in verizon and Win8 in at&t & rest of world.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 00:58 17

3. volcano (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


we need a Troll spray can on each windowsphone topic

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:47 1

20. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Oh allow me please, I think for Windows die-hards this is an excellent choice option as long as:

1. Verizon doesn't price it at a full retail price of $799 or $599 (with a 2-year commitment)

2. Verizon releases a finished product and not something needing a subsequent hardware upgrade! (XOOM anyone, ring a bell??)

3. Those dimwits at MicroBackwards have the good sense to include a MicroSD slot or, EVEN BETTER YET, a USB port??!!

4. Also, given that these are "Windows" tablets, they should support traditional x86 program installations.

Personally, i Feel it's never too late: look at Apple, they are trying so hard (bless their poor little iSouls) to catch up with Android and Samsung.

Anywhoot, Nokia has to be willing to compromise by way of offering the consumer every bell and whistle.

Yes, Microsoft has gotten a bad rap but, it's Microsoft's own fault and that dreadful man, Steve Balld'mer: someone should melt him!!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:08 1

24. OnTheOtherHand (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)


I am continually amazed at the uninformed. RT was made to compete with Android and iPads. They are SoC devices as is RT. I have an RT device and can do anything I want on it. I didn't buy it to REPLACE MY PC, just like people buying iPads and Android tablets aren't buying them to replace a PC. The thing Microsoft did wrong is the name (good grief, you can do better than RT!) and the ads. They should have done ads showing how to use it (a la Apple adds for Siri) instead of or in conjunction with the dancing students.

If you want to replace your PC with a tablet, get a Windows Pro tablet. If you want a tablet so you can do the things you do with your Smartphone only with a bigger screen, get an SoC tablet.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:41 1

25. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Okay Einstein, first of all, I'm not looking to replace my desktop with my tablet; a tablet should be on the go, hence, that is why it is a portable device (And, please Microsoft make it portable and not potable).

What would be nice, though, would be the ability to install traditional 32-bit software like Adobe CS (Not the entire suite but at least the full Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Soundbooth) or other Full video editing and music editing software without being confined to a watered-down version from an app store. Please let me know if this can be done. Also, I would need the Full Microsoft Office Enterprise suite to be able to install and not quasi-mobile versions: can this be done?? I'll give you one thing: the commercials for the RT are stupid, even worse than the commercials for Siri with John Malkovich wherein he portrays a lonely pathetic man talking to nothing and laughing about it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:12 1

26. OnTheOtherHand (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)


I didn't suggest you replace your desktop. I don't even have a desktop. You can't do any of the things you mention with iOS or Android and nobody is trashing their tablets, but everyone trashes RT tablets. Just doesn't make sense to me. The only difference is Microsoft actually give the option of a tablet that WILL do all those things.

I do agree that all the commercials are stupid. I think one reason Microsoft has had so much trouble with Windows 8 is because they didn't publicize any of the most basic functionality. I can't tell you how many people I've come across that don't even know how well the search function works in Win8. Personally, I think it is much better than the start button. But, I digress . . .

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 13:39 1

27. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


That's my point exactly: you can't do any of that with iOS or Android tablets. Microsoft has the advantage here, a desktop platform that should be useable on a tablet, thereby, allowing true portability. And, not meaning a replacement of said desktop/laptop, perish the thought; I could grow to be 50 and I'll never give up having a desktop.

Microsoft needs to hit this one out of the park, especially since too many of its' end-users now have a false perception of Windows 8. Don't get me wrong, I actually like it, just put Windows 8 Pro 32-bit on my 3-year old HP Mini 311 and running Win8Pro64-bit on my desktop: just "for the record"!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:00 9

4. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


We need a nokia phablet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:35 4

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hold on hold on buddy.........wait for nokia world.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 01:31

29. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 85; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


sure !!!! nokia will rock da world soooooooon!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:02 5

6. dre786 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


this time around nokis and MS will market this tablet differently and will be maore appealing.
plus with a nice camera nokia got this tablet covered

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 01:58 2

8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


A Lumia only bigger, looks nice though, it'd be better if Nokia used a different design language for its tablets line. Now it's just like Samsung, both are the same with that hideous home button on tablets, ughh...

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:04

10. blkjack (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


People used to say the same about the iPad and look where that is. Also, you compare it to Samsung and while you don't seem to like the design, they don't seem to be doing too bad selling tablets either. I'm sure Nokia wouldn't mind having those companies "problems".

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:18 1

11. uchihakurtz (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I didn't say I hate how manufacturer do this but it would be better if they didn't so there'll be a fine line difference between their phone line and tablet line.

I can understand iPad having a physical button on a tablet. But not on Android tablets especially the home button when the recent apps button is not present, cuz most people use this a lot and it's a hassle having to hold and wait.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:02 3

9. blkjack (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


I've been waiting a long time for this. It's too bad that RT takes a lot a heat because it really is a viable choice for some of us out there. And plus, with it running Win 8.1, it should address a lot of the shortcomings the first RT models had. The computer I'm typing this comment from right now is my desktop PC that I use 98% for surfing the web, 1% for watching videos and movies, and another 1% for using Office. So if I want a Windows tablet, it makes sense that I would go with RT over a Pro. Not only because of my lack of need for legacy apps, but also the difference in price between the two models. Maybe a 10" tablet won't be the "sweet spot" for RT. Maybe it'll be in a 7" or 8", but I'm willing to go for whatever size Nokia puts out first. Not too worried about apps since there are only about a 5 or 6 I typically use a day anyway...but I'll still be holding on to my Note 8.0 for a few of the apps I can't get on RT.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:42 3

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2323; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Sexy.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:11

19. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1015; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think you have a good point about Windows RT tablets selling better if they are a 7 or 8 inch model selling at the 200 to 350 dollars price range because people these days do not want to spend more than 400 dollars for a Tablet.. ACER could have had the top selling Windows 8 tablet if they did not have
that stinky bad screen on the Iconia W3 they had out for sale not long ago

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 02:49 6

14. SIGPRO (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Nokia please ditch Windows RT and make a full Windows 8 tablet!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 03:00 3

15. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I suppose you want it to sell for under $300 as well??

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:39 3

16. brrunopt (Posts: 396; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Of couse, i7 and 1TB SSD for $50 .... /s

For a lot of people RT is enouth , and it's a lot better than Andoid and iOS ; the only thing left is more apps but that will come with time..

And now with almost all OEMs out of the picture Microsoft and Nokia have the chance to price it right.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:00 1

21. marbovo (Posts: 584; Member since: 16 May 2013)


"For a lot of people RT is enouth" Surface sales numbers show that it is not true, maybe you should cahnge it to "For like 1 or 2 people RT is enough"

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 06:48

30. brrunopt (Posts: 396; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The surface RT had sold more than 1M by February, for a $500 tablet with tegra 3 and HD screen is acutaly a lot. You could get the same hardware running android for $300.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 05:44 2

17. papss (unregistered)


Wow in that red it looks amazing. I know with the screen being big 1080p will be noticeable but not sure you will see a performance boost but we shall see

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 08:01 1

18. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1015; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Hello everyone I still think that Nokia will also have a Windows x86 Atom, Intel i3 or, i5, out for sale also and that Microsoft will buy Nokia now that Siemens is disconnected from Nokia.
The rumors prior to this big rumor indicated that Nokia would make a Window 8.1 Tablet
was made of Aluminum that would come in colors. Past Nokia Windows RT tablet rumors
have also indicated that a Nokia RT tablet would come with 4g capability which is something I believe no other OEM had in their Windows RT tablets. well folks by Mid October we will know the truth. Notice the fact that AT &T and Verizon will carry it this is a break in Nokia's sales strategy

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 08:09

31. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


I'm interested in seeing the unique battery cover there have been rumours of, I love the Surface Touch Cover on my Surface RT. It'll be interesting to see what the Surface 2 and Nokia's RT tablet can offer.

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