Nokia's upcoming Windows RT tablet gets new specs and details
0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2013, 00:27 posted on
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...
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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.
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.
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.
20. muhsen (Posts: 275; 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
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.
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?
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.
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
37. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; 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
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).
7. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 161; 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.
42. akki20892 (Posts: 3746; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i don't think nokia tablet have win RT, but will have win 8 for sure i bet ya.
2. mariosuneo4 (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
so lumia's are not selling?
so this is new business??
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?
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..
6. Commentator (Posts: 2706; 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.
8. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 161; 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.
9. Commentator (Posts: 2706; 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.
23. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
huh ! sony in tablets ! ...i guess u meant asus
48. Commentator (Posts: 2706; 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.
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!
13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; 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.
44. -box- (Posts: 3951; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Possibly, Nokia did have that netbook-thing a few years ago.
27. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Nokia released a netbook back in 2009, so no this is not "new business".
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
10. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
It'd sound better without that RT... Pro would be much nicer.
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
12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I thought they were planning a Windows Pro tablet. RT future is not that bright.
but who knows... before nokia entered WP zone there were nothing attractive on that platform except its UI of course. Then Nokia's quality,and Lumia exclusives,map service and camera tech all made me to try WP and liked it very much.
May be the same can happen here too..
Still i am a little excited to see a Lumia tablet (especially Lumia design on tablet) with Nokia's quality hardware and a nice price tag too...
14. tango_charlie (Posts: 116; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
The Surface RT was clearly a flop. Even MS had to admit that.
Asus recently announced that it's dropping Windows RT cause nobody wants a Windows RT tablet (ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said it more politely: "Windows RT has not been successful").
And now Nokia is joining the tablet arena with a Windows RT tablet?! Are you for real?! What the heck is wrong with you Nokia guys?
22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Let Nokia do it, Nokia adopted WP for two years now, so no need to worry about Nokia. Nokia knows how to do it.
35. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
The motorola xoom was clearly an even bigger flop, as was Honeycomb. By your logic google should have abandoned its tablet strategy ??
15. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2016; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Hmmmm.....sounds good., but add more space? Atlease 64GB... and i hope it has great battery life...and is that a stylus? Sweet :-)
17. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2016; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Maybe microSof and nokia, know something we dont know.. new features coming?
19. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
i think the same. Its "8.1" RT. maybe thats why nokia is taking this risk and MS is still optimistic.
24. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
sub $300 price tag and no one will complain
more than that and few people will buy it
28. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
Nokia will not release a Windows RT tablet. Period.
Windows 8(.1) tablet? There's a good chance.
29. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
The author clearly made the hasty and most-likely false assumption that "if it's a tablet, then it's got to be RT."
41. LordDavon (Posts: 108; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
Not at all. It's a Snapdragon processor. I believe that the only version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors is RT.
32. boosook (Posts: 1206; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
5 or 10 multitouch points does not make a great difference, the problem is that this tablet will not be different from the existing mass of windows RT tablets from asus, acer and microsoft itself that are still lying on the shelves because noone buys them. Why should a nokia tablet succeed where all the others have failed? This is a last desperate attempt by microsoft to sell something with windows rt. They hope that the version bump + the nokia brand will help sales, but I don't think they'll succeed and this will be the last time we hear about windows rt.
33. brrunopt (Posts: 646; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
thats because they use a old Tegra 3 and HD screens but are being sold at high end prices , almost twice the price of android tablet with the same specs
38. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
If Windows RT was a flop then android 4.0 honeycomb was a collosal disaster. Does that mean google should have dumped its tablet strategy?? Likewise, the nexus q and original chromebook were about as successful as trying to run a chinese restaurant next to a veterinary clinic; Obviously google should have given up there and not bothered with Chromecast or chrome OS.
45. -box- (Posts: 3951; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Honeycomb was 3.0, just FYI, but I agree with your comment.
39. jove39 (Posts: 1409; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
If Nokia want to sell those...then price them right!
46. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
What happened to Windows 8.1? RT sucks...
47. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1285; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
i'm going to break away from everyone and say that nokia will be smart and also offer a Windows 8.1 tablet as well as a Windows RT tablet. By the way folks Microsoft
said in the past they will support Windows RT surface computer for 3 years even if they end up the only one making them
49. Commentator (Posts: 2706; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I think it would be even smarter to just forego the RT and move straight to 8.1. Define themselves as a "premium" tablet manufacturing company that doesn't have to compete with the likes of the iPad, Kindle, and other Android tablets. Sure it's a niche market, but I think they'll still fare far better than if they try to wade throughthe cutthroat bloodbath that is the current "average-consumer" tablet market.
50. gd761 (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
It Don't Matter how Good the Specs are for your New Windows RT Tablet if the Customers can NOT Install and Run Older Windows Apps.
Give up on a CRAPPY Version of Windows called RT!
52. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1285; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
folks ARMS chips rule the mobile world because they are cheap to make & have good battery life. if Microsoft does not make an a tablet that uses ARMS cpu's
then Microsoft is out of the mobile device world except for Windows smart phones and Apple Ipads and Andriod tablets will have it all. Please remember When Android Tablets first came out They did not have many Apps and the touch screen response stank until Ice cream sandwich an Android Jellybean OS updates came, Microsoft is going to hang in there even if it will end being the Only one making Windows RT tablets. windows 8.1 tablets are PC's shaped like a tablet. A really good one will cost you 450 to 1200 to buy.. Now can you afford to buy them.
53. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1285; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The keys to make a Nokia Window RT Tablet successful are !+ Microsoft will let the public know it will; support RT tablets. so People will write apps for it and the public will know that it's supported by Microsoft. 2=The design has to be damn good. 3=The price has to be RIGHT. Window surface RT tablets were too high to a lot of folks. 4=Nokia's own apps that are Nokia specials have be really good