Nokia’s first Windows tablet is codenamed Sirius, will compete with Apple’s iPad
The red Nokia tablet that we saw earlier this month is seemingly codenamed Sirius, and will have a design that resembles Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. At least that’s what The Verge is saying – having got the info from sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Reportedly, the Sirius will sport a 10.1 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with enhanced outdoor readability. Running Windows RT, the tablet should feature LTE connectivity, a 6MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, and a battery that can last up to 10 hours. It will come in several color versions, being thinner than Apple’s current iPad (9.4 mm).
Speaking of the iPad, it looks like Nokia is planning to offer the Sirius for a price close to what you have to pay if you want to buy Apple’s high-end tablet (around $500 – for the base model). A keyboard accessory – with a battery of its own – will be shipped with the new Nokia device (this will obviously cost extra).
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The Nokia Sirius tablet is expected to be officially announced on September 26 in New York City. It remains to be seen if that’s also the day when Nokia intros the 6 inch Bandit phablet (which will run Windows Phone 8).