Nokia Windows RT tablet appears as "Sirius" on GFX, gets Bluetooth certified
The GFX benchmark test shows the tablet containing a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor CPU paired with the Adreno 330 GPU. So far, we've seen a leaked model of the tablet in red wearing the Verizon brand and have had some specs leaked. We expect to see the Nokia Windows RT tablet come equipped with a 10.1 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen with a boost for viewing the display under bright sunlight. 2GB of RAM will be available along with 32GB of native storage with a microSD slot on board. Rear and front-facing snappers weigh in at 6MP and 2MP respectively. The battery will offer 10 hours of power and the tablet will feature 4G LTE connectivity.
Like the Microsoft Surface slabs, the Nokia tablet will connect to an optional QWERTY equipped cover with an embedded battery that increases the cell's life on the slate. We could see the tablet unveiled on September 26th at the same time that the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet is introduced.
Nokia Windows RT tablet gets Bluetooth certified and runs the GFX benchmark test
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source: BluetoothSIG, GFXbenchmark via NokiaPowerUser
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8692; Member since: 14 May 2012)
RT Tablets aren't selling at all. I hope Nokia knows what they're doing.
21. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Window Phones weren't selling at all, But the result is acceptable.
Restrictions on third party apps is the only problem with RT devices.
29. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Nor are chromebooks. google has to give them away to schools in the USA.
3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I bet money that Nokia RT will fail. And I don't like to gamble.
20. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
How do u know? you just have to gamble. You still haven't seen sirius. Maybe the have something to offer.. :)
30. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I bet money that google's chromebook strategy has already failed and will most likely be canned by the end of next year.
4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
WHY?! Why does Nokia have to waste it's money, time and expertise on failing Windows RT Tablets whilst currently having financial problems? Stupid! (for now) Nokia Tablets should come in 2014 with the newly acquired Nokia.
8. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Not Nokia, elop want to do it because ms want to do it.
12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Not everything is completely decided by Elop, the board would of probably agreed to this too, it isn't *ALL* Elop.
25. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Elop isn't with Nokia anymore, he went to Microsoft as part of the acquisition announcement terms to prevent a seeming conflict of interest
33. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
He completely left? I thought he would swap to Microsoft in 2014 when Nokia is fully bought!
13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Nokia makes a decent move with that 1080p Bandit phone but they take 2 steps back with RT. Microsoft should just abandon RT and not let the casualties grow from it.
17. volcano (Posts: 256; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
whats wrong with RT ? you want a tablet they are giving a tablet that run tablet apps :/
22. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
but you can't run third party apps that's the problem.. and everyone knows how good/fast MS at developing apps
5. pookiewood (Posts: 610; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
^^^^^^^ To all of you. RT has had trouble due to pricing. Now that the prices are coming down and if Nokia prices this right it could take off depending on how appealing they make it. They need to market it against the iPad because that is MS's intentions with RT is to compete with iOS and Android. It makes sense. Some bloggers and commenters just aren't getting that. Heck MS didn't get it due to initial pricing.
15. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
It's not only pricing. The problem is it's just not needed. We already have iPad's and Android's with well established markets. And rumor has it that Nokia will charge $500 for this tablet. I don't see the average Joe wanting to pay that type of cash for a unproven platform. I personally have no interest because I already have a iPad 1, Nexus 7 2012, Note 10.1 and Samsung 7" within my household.
23. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
then let the one buy who don't have "a iPad 1, Nexus 7 2012, Note 10.1 and Samsung 7" within their household.
6. Kishin (Posts: 618; Member since: 30 May 2013)
RT does not need to exist, its wasting time while they could focus on windows8
31. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Chromebooks and android tablets don't need to exist, but they do.
9. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Is Snapdragon 800 WITH WINDOWS 8 too much to ask?
26. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Full desktop OS needs a desktop-class processor to be run. As good as the new Snapsragons are, they're still a mobile chip.
Need to have an x64 or x86 processor to run Win 8.
10. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
If they took the RT off of this article title then I wouldn't have facepalmed myself... Can someone please explain to me why Nokia is producing a tablet that runs off of Windows 8 RT instead of just Windows 8...? Either there's a difference in the two versions of the operating system that I'm not aware of, or Nokia is crazy.
11. drkavint (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)
useless windows..it cannot support major video formats...for those who says windows doesnot lag my 520 takes more than 5 seconds to load whats app..xperia z takes 2 seconds..
nokia restarts if internet explorer is overloaded by rich image sites..
when u suddenly move out of applications like whats app.. lumia restarts..
ya no hanging u need not press restart.. it will do automatically...
no easy wifi on/off widget.. cannot rename ur blutooth..no file manager.. cannot play music by folder.. cannot sideload ur video/ music in different folder..
memory problem is worst.. when u install application, windows pre allocat space..8gb is nulled to 1 gb with essential applications like adobe,whats app.. and no space for games...
for those who complain about s4 memory and say lag i curse them to buy lumia.. i am however impressed with audio quality and touch response.. so will be using lumia like an ipod, but useless product when compared to android..
i have no problem with windows 8.1 however.. its good.. love bs player and gom player..
love the performance .. but going back to rt is like going back to android 2.2..
think before u buy... android is popular because its more mature.. if u have good hardware like htc one/ xperia z1.. u get all high.. nokia is useless with windows...
14. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
You are comparing a 520 (super low end smartphone) to an xperia z....??@$%# ok dude.
16. tech2 (Posts: 2204; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
That was only 1 point, dude ! Read the rest of his comment.
Windows has no file manager, microsd, app crashing/loading issues, . Deal with it !
19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
1 point my tiny ass!!!
That point makes the entire comparison, let's say illegal!
Ready to bark at WP whenever possible, eh?
I'll let you off with a note that i believe you commented in a hurry.
WP has no MicroSD? Really? That was a wrong trigger.
What do you expect from a mediocre chipset and half a Gig of RAM?? Atleast it has smooth transition.
Why would you need a file manager when everything is done for you?? Is the video not in the video app? Is the mp3 you want to listen to not in the music player? Just because you can't move it to a folder you want...you don't have to complain. You want a file manager? Connect it to a PC...your real-time file manager.
27. tech2 (Posts: 2204; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
No it doesn't. He only pointed out the app loading speed with Xperia Z that's all. In no way rest of his comment is anyway related to Xperia Z. Those are his own experience with the device.
And just chillax dude, yes I was wrong about the MicroSD but no need to give me a note. :'(.......Are you a school teacher or something ? Its only a conversation....lol
Also, I would need a file manager when I download a music or videos over my Wifi or LTE from any website and specially torrents.
BTW, I still consider Lumia as the best devices when it comes to mid-low range budget. Just try pulling your head out of your tiny ass and you'll realize the world isn't flat :)
24. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
no microSD? do you really own a Nokia Lumia 520?
28. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Sirius == Dog Star
Nokia surely was a Star
Now it's just an (under)Dog for last so many years ever since it was embraced and extended by M$ and now soon to be exterminated.
35. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1100; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I nokia think should have put a windows 8.1 tablet on the market first. the design of their case and its 4g specs are great first rate. Microsoft looked bad as hell by releasing the Windows RT
first. Microsoft will continue to make Windows on ARMS tablets because they have no choice
ARMS CPU chips rule the mobile equipment world because they are cheap to make and have good battery life. The Windows on ARMs tablets may not be popular folks but they are the best
ARMS CPU tablets bang for the buck that you can buy for business production work because they come Preloaded with an office suite and MS "outlook" gets added to this office suite. as time goes on and the Windows On Arms tablets get more Apps and they will get more apps
people will see the value of them and buy them. Windows on ARMs tablets preloaded with high
school/College text e books and other educational material are the best tablets out there for educational institutions you donot need Windows 8.1 to do a lot of things on a tablet.