Alleged images of Nokia's new Windows RT tablet surfaced online
, a few days back, and now it's being suggested that the Finnish giant's first tablet would closely resemble its Lumia smartphones.
According to a report by The Verge, Nokia is working on launching a new 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, codenamed Sirius. It says that the images which leaked online a few days back were of a prototype and the final device would be a bit different.
An earlier report by the same publication suggested that the tablet has been codenamed Vanquish.
The report offers some more details about the tablet's form factor and hardware specifications. It mentions that the tablet will be thinner than the current generation iPad and would be lighter, weighing just over a pound. The tablet will have a coloured body and its 10.1-inch screen would feature a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which would be optimised for outdoor reading, as per the report.
The Nokia tablet would sport a 6-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The report cites sources to inform that the tablet will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2GB of RAM. It adds that the tablet will offer LTE connectivity and will deliver a battery backup of 10 hours. The tablet will offer expandable storage and feature a microSD card slot in to extend its 32GB internal storage capacity. It's also likely to come with a micro-HDMI connector, and a micro-USB port. This is in line with the rumoured specifications that leaked earlier.
Nokia will offer a keyboard accessory with the tablet that includes a battery for additional charging, as per the report. The company is expected to unveil the tablet at an event in New York (US) on September 26 and will price it comparatively with the iPad, it adds.
It is interesting to note that Nokia believes the Windows RT platform has a future, after Microsoft itself failed to make a dent in the market with its Surface RT tablet, taking a $900 million charge for "inventory adjustments" for the tablet
in its last quarterly earnings.