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Nokia Windows RT Tablet Specs Possibly Leaked

By - Source: Electronista | B 15 comments

Nokia is reportedly working on a 10.1 inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet that will be revealed next month. The device will reportedly be manufactured by Compal and sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.15 GHz or 2.2 GHz, 32 GB of internal storage, and a detachable keyboard/stand peripheral similar to what Microsoft offers on the Surface RT tablet. It will have at least 2 GB of RAM, although Nokia may use Samsung's new 3 GB module.

According to the leaked specs, the screen will support 5-point multi-touch input, wide viewing angles and a 1080p resolution. It will also have Wireless N connectivity, but the latest rumor indicates that it will be launched in the States with AT&T support. There will also be a micro HDMI port, a micro USB port, and several USB ports on the back of the keyboard dock, possibly USB 3.0. The keyboard will also have its own battery. Cyan matte will be one of the color options.

Rumors of a Nokia-based Windows 8/RT tablet have been around since March 2012 at the least. Unnamed sources said that Microsoft and Nokia would produce a 10 inch tablet using a dual-core Qualcomm SoC in 4Q 2012 at the earliest, and that the first batch of shipments from Compal Electronics would be around 200,000 units. At the time, Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari even confirmed with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio that the company was working on a tablet, and that it would be unique. He didn't go into specifics, but a spokesperson followed up stating that Nokia was "eyeing the tablet space with interest."

Not long after that, two patents covering tablet design were discovered (#1, #2), filed in May 2010 and awarded in March 2011. Another patent was awarded in April 2013 called "Apparatus Cover with Keyboard" which defines a tablet with a keyboard cover. A prototype 10.1 inch tablet using Nvidia's Tegra 3 (1.3 GHz) and Windows RT was then spotted back in July, sporting a polycarbonate shell, 2 GB of RAM, space for a SIM card and supposedly 16-point touch input.

Who wants to bet that a new Nokia Windows RT tablet will have the company's new 41MP camera sensor? Regardless, the use of Windows RT 8.1 indicates that the tablet will not arrive until October 17 which is when Microsoft plans to launch the updated platforms. Microsoft previously stated that both the update and devices based on Windows 8.1 would be released simultaneously.

Honestly, if Nokia uses the same design style it incorporates into its Windows Phone 8-based Lumia phones into a Windows RT tablet, the company should be golden.

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    guvnaguy , August 15, 2013 10:17 PM
    If Microsoft wants RT to be popular, they really need to fill its App store, and the apps in general. I think they've tried to hard for the "minimalist" look. There's so much wasted screen space for nothing but flat colors! Windows is supposed to be about productivity, not style!
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    joytech22 , August 15, 2013 10:17 PM
    When will they learn that RT is a flop compared to all other similarly priced x86 tablets?

    There is basically no benefit to RT over the cheap $400+ x86 intel tablets out there.
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    stevejnb , August 15, 2013 10:33 PM
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    When will they learn that RT is a flop compared to all other similarly priced x86 tablets?

    There is basically no benefit to RT over the cheap $400+ x86 intel tablets out there.


    Aye - they really need to be looking at $300 or even less to get these things to move and build a positive reputation. The app store is filling out nicely (though still a ways behind its competitors, it serves its purpose adequately in most situations) and Windows RT as an OS compares very well to both Android (which I use almost daily) and iOS (which I haven't used in over a year because I disliked it).

    As an OS considered independently of apps, I'd actually take it ahead of both of its competitors with far superior multitasking being the deciding factor. The app store though - yeah, definitely no advantage there. Taking reputations out of the equation, I'd still slightly favour Android unless I wanted to use it primarily for work.
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    csbeer , August 15, 2013 11:15 PM
    Don't do it Nokia! RT was dead on arrival. I'd rather pay $279 for a win8 (with office) Acer W-3 801 pos tablet then an RT with all the bells and whistles.
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    BringMeAnother , August 15, 2013 11:58 PM
    It looks rather nice with those specs. Too bad it's RT.
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    falchard , August 16, 2013 12:02 AM
    I am amazed at how much I don't care for this product.

    If I was to compare purely OSs to develop for in the tablet sector excluding x86 Windows, It would be Windows RT. Apple with Visual Basic, and Google with Java simply cannot compete with the ease and efficiency of developing on C#. I mean seriously, if you develop anything on Android you can port it to Windows RT with very little effort.
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    Anonymous , August 16, 2013 3:08 AM
    God damn it Nokia, I wanted a full Windows 8 tablet from you guys with x86, RT is dead and you will sell about 3 of these
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    azz156 , August 16, 2013 4:49 AM
    if anyone can get win rt going its nokia
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    g00fysmiley , August 16, 2013 5:20 AM
    if m$ wants rt to be a success apps are not going to do it alone, they need to pull a google and give away the license for free, at least until they have a userbase, they also need to include somethign people want with it, maybe 4 months of office 365 free with purchase or somethign like that. right now you can expect to pay $50-100 more than an android tab with the same hardware and better apps access that is not going to get consumers
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    portentous , August 16, 2013 7:05 AM
    I wonder how many of those who commented actually use Windows RT? I am not saying it's perfect. I have used one since its launch and I have to admit that it is made for 5% of the population. No, my mother, my 10-year-old, and my wife can't use it. It is that bad. But both my iPad and Nexus tablets have become paper weights. Yes, you nearly need a PhD to use the damned thing. By the way, I used to think it was fun to spend a week to tweak the script to get the modem to work to get on the internet using Gopher.
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    somebodyspecial , August 16, 2013 9:04 AM
    First, cameras past basic functionality are a waste of money in a tablet. Second, I'll jump off a cliff before I buy a dual core in anything at this point (tablet, phone etc). My dad's nexus 10 is nearly a year old and has dual A15's. I expect quad at this point and at 20nm a jacked up quad with far better gpus than what's in the nexus 10r1.
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    Avus , August 16, 2013 10:35 AM
    I am really wondering if there is a marketing research department in Nokia...
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    subaru41 , August 16, 2013 11:27 AM
    Does Bluestacks work on Windows RT yet?
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    alextheblue , August 16, 2013 6:46 PM
    "...a detachable keyboard/stand peripheral similar to what Microsoft offers on the Surface RT tablet."

    "...several USB ports on the back of the keyboard dock, possibly USB 3.0. The keyboard will also have its own battery. Cyan matte will be one of the color options."

    Err, Kevin? Have you ever used a Surface? The stand is actually built into the Surface and Surface RT tablets themselves. Not part of the keyboard, which is really a cover/keyboard combo. So the Touch and Type covers for the Surface are actually nothing like the one you describe, which as you stated is rumored to house USB ports and/or a battery.

    Really this keyboard dock is more like what you see with other third-party vendors, like Dell, HP, and Asus - which all sell tablet/dock combos that have supplementary batteries and ports in the dock.
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    azz156 , September 3, 2013 10:28 PM
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    I wonder how many of those who commented actually use Windows RT? I am not saying it's perfect. I have used one since its launch and I have to admit that it is made for 5% of the population. No, my mother, my 10-year-old, and my wife can't use it. It is that bad. But both my iPad and Nexus tablets have become paper weights. Yes, you nearly need a PhD to use the damned thing. By the way, I used to think it was fun to spend a week to tweak the script to get the modem to work to get on the internet using Gopher.


    im typing on my 64 gig surface rt atm, I find it pretty decent so far compared to my old ipad 2 but I know what you mean. I bought my mum a surface and it took her awhile to get use to it but shes got a handle on it now. though I notice she uses desktop mode most of the time lol