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Nokia's Windows RT tablet makes an appearance in official-looking snap

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With all the excitement surrounding the expected launch of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet later this month, I'd be easy to forgot the Finnish company also has a 10.1-inch slate up its Microsoft-owned sleeve.

Well-connected Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott has unearthed a very official-looking shot of Nokia's forthcoming entry into the full-size tablet market as part of a round up of the Windows tablets on deck for a 2013 release.

The pic is the best look yet at the rumoured Lumia tablet, believed to be codenamed Sirius, following the outing of several blurry cam spy shots. In terms of appearance looks like it'll mirror the attractive range of Nokia Lumia Windows Phone handsets and that's no bad thing.

However, this device won't be running Windows Phone or Windows 8, according to Thurrott. As recent rumours have also suggested, he claims it'll run the tablet-friendly ARM-based Windows RT operating system.

Despite that somewhat major drawback, the tablet's 10.1-inch display will have a 1080p resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm processor and a 6.7-megapixel rear facing camera with the company's trademark Carl Zeiss optics.

As previous speculation has suggested, the Lumia tablet will also rock a keyboard cover with battery power to boost the device's own 10-hour runtime, according to Thurrott.

It is widely expected that Nokia will unleash this device at it's Lumia 1520 launch event, rumoured for September 25.

Would you even consider jumping on board with the lame duck Windows RT operating system? Can a Nokia Lumia tablet help reverse the fortunes of the tablet focused OS? Or is this simply a case of Nokia its new masters save some face?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Mark

September 12, 2013, 9:04 pm

Why is RT a drawback? It's got some rough edges, sure, but way better than iOS.
8.1 version is shaping up nice. You release it for £300 with an atom processor + win 8, and it'll grind to a halt as you stuff it with desktop software.

Luke

September 12, 2013, 11:05 pm

Microsoft does not own Nokia, it wants to purchase the devices section of Nokia but the sale won't go through until next and still may not even happen because a lot of people have to approve the purchase

alukard

September 13, 2013, 9:18 am

Lame duck? You need better education on the OS beyond what the verge say, Chris. Malware free, low impact on system resources, no legacy app overhead, fully touchscreen friendly and fast on all chipsets.

Microsoft marketed it badly, but the OS is solid.

If you want to run Photoshop, you have your laptop or desktop tower for that.

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