Nokia said to be working on Windows 8.1 RT tablet, specs leaked, announcement in September

Let’s just say it outright: Windows RT is a failure. The Microsoft Surface RT tablet, which was supposed to be the lead ‘showcase’ device for this operating system, has never sold well. Microsoft itself had to acknowledge that recently. Other traditional Microsoft partners from the PC side are avoiding Windows RT. But apparently Nokia isn’t.

Why any company would want to release an RT tablet after seeing the operating system’s measly performance sales-wise so far is anyone’s guess. Why Nokia, who isn’t in a rosy situation itself, would want to be that company… well, actually that’s pretty simple. Nokia needs a tablet, and fast. The iPad isn’t as dominant as it once was, and Android tablets are eating its lunch. So maybe there’s room in that market for a Nokia tablet too, right? Right. Only Windows RT may prove to be a serious hurdle in that plan.

Be that as it may, Nokia is working on a tablet. Which will run Windows 8.1 RT. According to some purported leaked information, it will have a 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 32 GB of built-in storage.

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It is said to come with a detachable keyboard/stand which can be attached to the tablet a la Microsoft’s Touch and Type covers for the Surface. The keyboard will have a battery too for extra power. The device will also come in matte cyan, keeping with Nokia’s tradition of colorful Windows offerings.

The Nokia tablet will apparently be announced in September. As for availability, we expect that to happen in mid-October, around the time that Windows 8.1 will be released.

In the US, AT&T will be a launch partner if this rumor is correct.

Via Microsoft News

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • bibleverse1

    A Windows RT tablet is not a good idea if it can not be delivered at 149.99 to 199.99. Nokia does not need a tablet as bad as a hero phablet.

  • Winfan

    It is time that Microsoft allows tablet makers to add phone capability with SIM FREE like Android.