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Nokia boldly aims at Apple's iPad with incoming Windows RT tablet

by Doug Drinkwater

August 26 2013

Purported images have shown a pink Nokia tablet in the past
Purported images have shown a pink Nokia tablet in the past

Nokia’s Windows RT tablet is code-named ‘Sirius’, has a high-resolution display and closely resembles the look and feel of the firm’s Lumia smartphones, according to one credible new report.

Sources close to the Finnish handset maker told The Verge that the tablet is to be launched shortly and said that the design will be thinner  and lighter (just under a pound) than Apple’s iPad.

The tablet is believed to have a colored body – as also suggested by recent purported images, dual cameras (6MP camera on the rear, 2MP shooter on the front), and a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display that is geared up for outdoor reading.

Furthermore, the ‘Sirius’ tablet is said to have Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, optional LTE connectivity, connections for microSD, micro HDMI and micro USB, and a ten-hour battery life.

Nokia will apparently ship the tablet with a keyboard accessory which includes a battery for additional charging.

What will be of more concern to Nokia shareholders and observers of the tablet market though is that the Finnish firm apparently plans to price the slate “comparatively” with Apple’s iPad. This would come despite Microsoft recently being forced to discount the price of its own Windows RT tablet, the Surface RT.

Nokia is expected to unveil the ‘Sirius’ tablet at a launch party in New York on September 26, as previously reported. Sources say that the firm will release the ‘Bandit’, a 6-inch Windows Phone device later in the year

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