Nokia tablet leak points to 10.1in full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor... and Windows RT

Nokia tablet leak points to 10.1in full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor... and Windows RTWe've lost count of how many speculation pieces we've penned containing the words “Nokia” and “tablet” over the last six months, but it's finally starting to look like the long-awaited slate is ready to move from rumour to reality.

An insider talking to Microsoft-News has handed over some specs supposedly belonging to Nokia's debut tablet, and suggests it could finally be landing in just a month's time.

That would be at Nokia's two-day New York event at the end of next month, an occasion that could also see the unveiling of a full HD Nokia phablet and quad-core Lumia 825.

Back to the tablet, though, and while the anonymous tipster has only provided some of the specs, they sound decent enough – assuming they're accurate.

A 10.1in full HD display kicks things off, then there's a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 800 processor (what else?), along with 32GB of internal storage and micro-HDMI and USB 3.0 ports for connecting with the outside world.

That's the good news. The bad news – for a lot of people, anyway – is that Nokia will be looking to Windows RT as its tablet OS of choice, though at least it'll be the improved Windows RT 8.1 rather than the version doing the rounds right now.

In keeping with a patent application spotted a few months back, it looks like Nokia will be going a similar route to the Microsoft Surface's Touch and Type covers, with the keyboard/stand combo set to contain an extra power cell to extend battery life between charges.

That's all we've got to chew over for now, though we can expect further details to emerge in the weeks to come if Nokia's tablet is to be unveiled in New York next month.

Can it get the job done, though? Hard to tell at this point, but rightly or wrongly the very presence of Windows RT – even in improved 8.1 form – will be enough to put a lot of people off, regardless of what else Nokia's debut slate has to offer.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 15, 2013 at 18:49

They'd cause some laughter - I guess we all can use that now and again.
They could try a Symbian tablet, too

thewall  Aug. 15, 2013 at 23:42

I'll take an RT tablet if the price is right, i.e. I want it to compete against Samsung rather than Apple.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 09:04

I'll take an RT tablet if the price is right, i.e. I want it to compete against Samsung rather than Apple.

What are the odds of that happening? Nokia have a tendency to overprice high-end devices.
Not to mention that the MS Surface RT is failed miserably. Various OEMs distanced themselves from RT. For Nokia to enter the tablet market this late with an OS that has been a flop thus far could spell disaster. I'm not saying RT mightn't do the job for many purposes and users, but in terms of 'buzz' and reception it'd be a bad choice.
With their Lumia phones Nokia currently gain some ground because of unrivaled camera tech; but that won't be possible with a tablet.

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