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10.1-inch Nokia Sirius Windows RT tablet to be unveiled Sept 26: priced like an iPad

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Aug 2013, 09:09

Rumors about a Nokia Windows RT tablet have been flying around for months on end, and now sources in the know have confirmed that the device is real…

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posted on 26 Aug 2013, 09:59 2

16. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

"Microsoft decided to make windows phone 8 and leave all windows phone 7 users with no upgrade pathway towards WP8 "

So, you don't know sh*t of what really happen...

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:38 1

25. alumoyo (Posts: 369; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)

I KNOW they got the 7.8 update - I KNOW that Microsoft said that the hardware existing at the time could not support the new WP8; that it was new from the ground up and built on an entirely different architecture. But that 7.8 update was nothing more than a consolation prize - simple appeasement, NOTHING MORE: and not much consolation for users who had JUST BOUGHT their Lumia 900s. Because more effort would still go towards WP8 - more developers would make apps for WP8. And thats how it turned out. Have YOU read any news about forthcoming WP7.8 updates recently??? Many new apps I've seen can't even support 512mb WP8 devices at first, you seriously think anybody is worrying about the WP7 crowd right now? Thats the point I'm making!

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:37 1

35. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

they had to made the change, to get WP to the same kernel as Windows 8 and windows RT, to get compatibility between platforms (easier ports and most likely single unified OS in the future)

WP7 updates are unlikely to come, for those how bought a high end phones got a bit screwed.
But on android toy don't get much better support (unless it's a nexus)

as for the 512MB support
http: //wpcentral.com/have-windows-phone-512mb-ram-repor​t-shows-you-can-enjoy-99-apps-and-games

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:03

17. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)

iPad > Windows RT tablet > Android tablet

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:11 7

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

Windows 8 tablet > Windows RT tablet > android tablet > LeapFrog tablet > ipad

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:57 6

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Windows 8 Tablet > Android Tablet / iPad > Windows RT Tablet > Other

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:55 1

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 25 Sep 2013, 12:49

62. ady_lad (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)

+1000 for that -box- :)).

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 12:17 1

40. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

IPAD = Android tablet> Any things windows can ever be on a tablet

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:14

20. hkxm8 (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

False hope.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:15 1

21. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

$500 for an RT tablet = FAIL. Nokia is gaining a bit too much confidence back in their brand recognition. Part of their success in the phone platform has been their products have been offered cheaper through carriers than their Android and iOS equivalents.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:37 1

24. papss (unregistered)

Love everything about this tablet if the rumors are true other than RT..they are going to have to come out with something compelling to convince me that RT is good. Don't get me wrong, I love my pro but rt? Not so sure this is a good move.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 16:31

51. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

I wonder if the RT mive was for battery life mainly? If so that makes a littke sense, if not I'm lost as well.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:41 2

26. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Really Nokia? REALLY?

Is there nobody ANYWHERE in the decision making chain that sense enough to look at all the market data out there and STOP with the RT disaster before it's too late?

Make a full win 8 tablet for iPad prices and I'm sold.. I'd gladly pick up a Nokia tablet for that kind of money..for RT? NO WAY.

This has epic fail written all over it.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:44

27. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Id like to get that Sirius in black ;)

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:46 1

28. DKMDROID (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Jokes aside though RT is old and cold and theres no real point to it so Nokia please dont make this

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:59

30. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

Nokia's new tagline should be: If there's an easy way to achieve a decent marketshare, then why try it that way? (we'll take the harder route!)

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:09 1

33. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

We need an i5 level tablet that is about the size of a 10 inch tablet with Windows 8 and a keyboard attachment. Whoever does it first will have a huge hit on their hands.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:11

34. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I Still think Nokia has a Windows 8 tablet set up to come out and will probably just make a few Windows RT tablets to use up the Windows RT licenses they already bought from Microsoft.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:39 1

36. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Priced like a iPad, fail like a touch pad. No one wants RT!!!!

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 11:43 2

37. cdgoin (Posts: 570; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

They should drop the "Phone" and "RT".. it should just merge it into "Windows Mobile" ( Or a similar name.. I think mobile would work.. as only true geeks would remember that name ). If RT was "Dropped" and they made all Windows Phone Apps work on RT (They should be able too..) then they need to drop RT and just have a "Mobile" OS and a Desktop OS.. That's how Apple is seen.. and its not a problem. The problem with MS is that has three OSs' and not all apps currently work on all three.. thats simply one too many.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 12:18 1

41. hypergreatthing (Posts: 43; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

nokia you're drunk. Go home.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 12:48

42. shamataa (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

why RT version for that price tag? I don't see this being a huge seller. If it was the full version maybe.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 13:20 1

44. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

DOA. Specs sound very good on paper but it’s running Windows RT. If this was running Android, Nokia would be a serious player. But RT has to rank right up there with Windows ME and Windows Vista as being the worst OS Microsoft has released. Running RT is like running a gimped version of Windows 8 with no legacy support. We need more powerful Atom processors in full Windows 8 tablets.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 13:30 2

45. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

I wont apologize for this but Microsoft and Nokia are smoking something. RT tablets should NEVER pass $400. how is it that Acer put out a full blown Win8 8 inch for $370 without a prob? For those that keep saying RT is a flop, failure, blah blah blah do ipads run all the same programs as macs? do android tabs run the same programs as PC or Ubuntu? didn't think so, in other words they all run apps apps apps which is what Rt runs plus Office so shut up

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 14:07 1

48. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

dude , most apps in Android smartphones runs in tabs unlike windows RT and phone .

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 15:34

50. Sureal (Posts: 38; Member since: 31 Jan 2010)

ill be that guy, im buying this the day it comes out

everyone that complains about the app ecosystem, you do remember that a. everyone has to start somewhere, b. the original iphone didnt even have an app store, let alone any apps, c. anyone that actually uses windows 8 (and doesnt complain about it without using it) will flock to windows 8 rt tablets once they realize what they can do with all the interconnectivity

in my opinion hating on other operating systems just because YOU dont like it, is petty, despite what you may think, there are more people in the world than just you

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 16:47

52. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

If it was Ipad mini-like pricing, it could have been a runaway hit.

At the current price point... although honestly it is a good price for the specs you're getting, I just cant see it being a big seller.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 18:25 1

53. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

I will run right out and grab a WinRT tablet, said nobody ever.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 19:39 1

57. Sureal (Posts: 38; Member since: 31 Jan 2010)

i have and i will

you fail

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