by Anton Shilov
09/16/2013 | 11:00 PM
Although Nokia Corp.’s devices division is in process of becoming a part of Microsoft Corp., the company still has product plans. According to a newly leaked information, Nokia intends to release at least one media tablet based on Windows RT operating system this year. The product promises to be rather powerful, but its high price could undermine its success.
Nokia’s first media tablet in years is code-named Sirius and will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system-on chip (four Qualcomm Krait cores, Adreno 330 graphics dual-channel memory controller, etc.) and will utilize 10” display with 1920*1080 resolution, according to WinSuperSite web-site. In order to differentiate itself from other manufacturers with Windows RT-based tablets Nokia decided to install 6.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, but without a flash. In addition, Nokia will pre-install a number of exclusive applications onto the media tablet in a bid to offer exclusive functionality.
The novelty will come in different colours, just like Lumia smartphones, something that should attract attention to the device. The slate will work for up to ten hours and weigh 1.3 pounds.
While Nokia Sirius looks to be an interesting product, its price of $499 may be too high for a Windows RT-based device. The tablet will not only compete against Apple iPad, the most popular tablet in the world, but will also have to fight against Windows 8.1-based products.
Nokia did not comment on the news-story.