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Nokia launches Sirius: the first Windows RT-based tablet


Rumors that Nokia is going to launch first tablet, running on Windows RT, turned out to be true.  Images of a prototype of new tablets recently appeared in Internet. It is going to be the first tablet of Finnish company since she started to produce Windows Phone devices (instead of Symbian). Information saucers which are said to “know planes of Nokia”, reported that release of new device with code-name “Sirius” must be expected in September.


Design of the tablet is very similar to design of Nokia Lumia line, and it is going to be thinner and lighter than current iPads. Some users were disappointed with the information that so-called Sirius will be running on Windows RT (version RT was made to work with ARM chips, but it has many functional limitations), but other features of the new device seem to satisfy tablets users.


New device is said to include 10.1-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display with ability to output bright image for the best visibility while outdoors.  Also it is expected to have 6-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front shooter. Rumors say about quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, microSD card slot, 32GB storage and 10-hours battery life. Sirius is expected to have 4G LTE support and both micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.


The nearest event that Nokia planes to hold is event on September 26, New York city, so Sirius is expected to make debut there. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost, but latest leaks say that tablet’s price will be very close to the price of iPad, and Nokia will offer a battery-equipped keyboard accessory in addition to other add-ons.


Some providers estimated Windows RT not too highly, so popularity of the platform is rather law. High-quality device with the usage of Windows RT could remedy the situation, so it looks like Nokia wants to support platform. Now everybody waits for official release of mythical device.


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