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Nokia Sirius tablet to have Snapdragon 800 processor?

The Nokia Windows RT tablet has received Bluetooth certification, with the document listing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor inside.

Dubbed the Nokia Sirius, the tablet has just been spotted picking up its Bluetooth certification with the model number RM-114.

The leaked certification comes courtesy of Ubergizmo and reveals the Sirius tablet could pack the same quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as the LG G2 smartphone. This powerful CPU will be paired with a Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU.

Unfortunately, the Nokia tablet will also be running the rather unpopular and flawed Windows RT OS, but this will be on a 10.1-inch screen with a 1371 x 771p HD resolution.

Other specs expected to make the cut in the Nokia tablet include a micro HDMI and micro USB port, 4G LTE connectivity, and a battery life of 10 hours.

Similar to the Windows Surface Pro and Surface RT, the Nokia Sirius tablet is expected to come with a case that doubles as a keyboard.

There may well also be a 6.7-megapixel camera in the rear with Carl Zeiss optics, but any other specs are still in the wind.

We expect that Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Nokia may well influence the launch of such a tablet, especially if the device is a direct competitor to the Surface range.

Microsoft confirmed the Nokia buyout deal on September 3, announcing the Xbox One creator would acquire Nokia’s devices and services division for €3.79 billion (£3.2 billion), with an additional €1.65 billion (£1.4 billion) paid for all of Nokia’s patents and mapping services.

“We are excited and honoured to be bringing Nokia’s incredible people, technologies and assets into our Microsoft family,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer of the acquisition announcement. “In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical area such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

Nokia is rumoured to be holding a special event on September 25, which may well see the Sirius tablet and Nokia Lumia 1520 launch.

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