Sirius-ly now, a Windows RT tablet? It seems like Nokia is living on the edge once again after new details about their long awaited, and by long I mean more than three years, tablet offering that is aimed directly at Apple’s iPad and Google’s Nexus tablets. Apparently the oversized Lumia will run on Windows RT of all things, just weeks after every OEM in existence dropped Windows RT due to terrible sales.
Nokia, more commonly known as the old-failed-Microsoft-products-rebuilt company, is supposedly preparing their Windows RT powered ‘Sirius’ tablet aimed at giving Microsoft’s failed ARM<-based tablet OS a new lease on life, or to waste a lot of Nokia’s cash and resources so that Microsoft can get them for dirt cheap. The Nokia ‘Sirius’ tablet will apparently feature a 10.1-inch 1080p touch display with great brightness, feature the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, sports a funny sounding 6MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. Additionally Nokia will also be bringing ‘Sirius’ to the market with 32GB of expandable memory and some speedy LTE bands. To top it all of the Finns are apparently aiming at 10 hours of battery life and a price tag in line with Apple’s iPad.
Nokia’s ‘Sirius’ will supposedly be launched sometime at the end of September, which means it will get gross discounts just in time for the holiday shopping season. Maybe Nokia is ‘sirius’ about Windows RT and knows a little bit more than us about the upcoming Windows RT overhaul, or they have a deathwish.