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Nokia's upcoming Windows RT tablet gets new specs and details

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Nokia's upcoming Windows RT tablet gets new specs and details
Nokia denied it for a long time, but it has become quite clear that the company is in fact working on a Windows RT tablet. The device is expected to be announced next month, and we are finally getting some rumored specs and details on the device. According to the new information, the Nokia tablet will launch with Windows RT 8.1, which would likely put the launch sometime in mid-to-late October, since Microsoft just set the Windows 8.1 release at October 17th.

According to the new rumor, the Nokia tablet will feature a 10.1" display running at 1080p resolution with 5-point multitouch and wide viewing angles. That sounds nice, but the 5-point multitouch seems odd given that most modern devices have 10-point multitouch. The tablet is said to be running a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.15GHz and have 32GB of storage. No word on RAM, though.

There is expected to be a detachable keyboard/stand that will work like the Asus Transformer keyboard and include a battery for extended tablet usage. The tablet is said to have full USB ports with micro HDMI & USB 3.0 port support, and Wireless N Cell compatible. We have heard before that it will come in various colors, but it is said that there will be an option for matte cyan. 

Like most mobile devices in the Windows sphere, it is said the Nokia tablet will launch with an AT&T supported model

How does all that sound to you?

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:31 8

1. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


1080p display? 5 point multitouch? And.. Windows RT?
I'm not sure how will it compete with the Retina iPad.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:38 14

5. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


1080p display is enough if the quality of the display is good.

Ex: Surface pro display was praised by every reviewer even though its 1080p display for 10.6 inch screen.
Even Verge said the 1080p display on surface pro is fantastic and gave 10 rating for display.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:26 3

11. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


True, but comparing it to the tablets of its class, like the Retina iPad, one can't deny that its display will fall behind.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:02 5

20. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


is there an android tablet coming from an OEM (not nexus ) having beyond 1080p screen ?
even the galaxy note 10.1 that was released to compete with ipad 4 has 720p screen
the key here is functionality where win rt is more alot productive and flexible than ios
besides 100k apps in windows store vs 375 apps for ipad(http://www.apple.com/ipad/overview/),(check the overview section for ipad for the number of apps for ipad) is not that bad specially considering that win RT is relatively new

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:28 4

25. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Since when did windows RT become a lot more productive and flexible than the iOS? A profound statement like that should be accompanied by some source.
Plus, those 375k apps are tablet optimized apps. I highly doubt if a mere 10% of the apps in WP Store would be optimized for a 1080p display.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:19 2

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


youtube windows tablet ads compared to ipad.
or should i give you a link because you are too lazy to know it?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 06:48 3

34. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Oh, windows tablets are more productive than the iPads according to those ads by.... Microsoft.
Haha, no doubt they are.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 05:32

31. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


those apps should be optimized because they were made with the surface pro in mind. and its windows store not wp store. wp store is for phones

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:23 1

37. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


RT doesn't rely on Windows phone apps , it runs WinRT apps, which also generally run on windows 8.

which genius's gave this guy thumbs up? :P

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 08:27 1

40. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Sorry about that typo.
But what I am trying to say is that Windows RT apps aren't yet a strong enough ecosystem. A lot of big-name apps are still missing (like Facebook, in which Microsoft owns a stake). Some are terrible, like the Skype app (which Microsoft owns). And others just don't fit with Desktop workflow, like Dropbox or SkyDrive (which is Microsoft's own cloud service).

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:44 1

7. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


True, but if this tablet is priced much lower, it won't have to compete with the Retina iPad and other high-end tablets.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:17 2

42. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i don't think nokia tablet have win RT, but will have win 8 for sure i bet ya.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:31 2

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


so lumia's are not selling?
so this is new business??
great nokia
whats next??

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:34 23

3. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Lumias are selling, with increased growth of about 25 to 30 percent each financial quarter. What planet are you living on?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:37 1

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


its ok if there is no charge of Dreaming...
make it happen.....paper weight rules..
lol

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:11 3

21. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


go to bed :d fgm

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 19:26

51. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Go away paper weight troll.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:42 1

6. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Lumias are selling fine, which is why I find it weird that Nokia's jumping into the tablet marketwhen 1) Nokia has limited to no experience and brand-recognition as a tablet manufacturer; and 2) Windows RT's future has never looked bleaker. I'm sure the execs at Nokia and MS know much better than I do, that's what they get paid for, but why Nokia would divert resources to tablets when they've got a pretty good thing going in smartphones is beyond me.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 00:52 1

8. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


1.) Tablets could be a possible profitable venture for Nokia. Even though they have no reputation in that field, that doesn't mean they can't build one. I just hope Nokia's reputation would be better than what Microsoft made for itself with Surface.

2.) I agree.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:03

9. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I understand that tablets very well could be profitable for Nokia, but judging from recent history smartphone manufacturers haven't had the best luck with tablets: LG, Moto, and HTC have all failed miserably. The only successful handset makers, Apple, Samsung, and to an extent Sony, at least had recognition as PC manufacturers before they jumped into the tablet realm.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:34 1

23. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


huh ! sony in tablets ! ...i guess u meant asus

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 13:41

48. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


No, I meant Sony and their well-recieved Xperia Z Tablet. Asus is a very successful tablet manufacturer, they're not a smartphone company. Also note I qualified it as "to an extent" meaning that they created a viable tablet, but still don't see that much success.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 07:17

36. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


The problem isn't the lumias, but Windows RT itself. No one whats to make a windows rt tablet anymore, very few OEM are try to do it and the Microsoft version is overpriced and didn't make any impact to the tablet market. So, It clear to me that Microsft is pushing it's most successful mobile phone partner to the tablet market too. Otherwise windows rt will be a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fail!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:44 3

13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


What's next??? A phablet follwed by a real Windows pro tablet. And may be a laptop too...
and in my county Lumia selling pretty well. It is keep on increasing every quarter.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 10:02

44. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Possibly, Nokia did have that netbook-thing a few years ago.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:43

26. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Go home mario, you're drunk.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 04:55 2

27. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Nokia released a netbook back in 2009, so no this is not "new business".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_Booklet_3G

Word.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:47

43. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


I really liked this thing, the design was pretty unique from stuff around that time as far as I remember (or was it just another mac copy, who knows).

But it had the kind of batt life we're still not accustomed to having (12 hours on paper, I assume at least 7 real world?), dunno what performance was like.

Also, best of all it had a really sick commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIHWM4liM2g

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:13 2

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It'd sound better without that RT... Pro would be much nicer.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 02:53

18. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Yeah it would be. but wait a sec, its WINDOWS "8.1" RT. Maybe they made some worthwhile improvements which is why nokia may be taking this risk and why microsoft is still pushing RT even though it failed miserably. just sayin

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