Nokia Sirius tablet launching soon

There has been talk of a Nokia phablet, but tablet talk has cooled somewhat over the past 12 months. Seems things are about to hot up once again.

According to The Verge (and those people familiar with the company's plans), Nokia is launching a tablet device 'soon'. Right now it is codenamed Sirius and is said to be a 10.1-inch device running Windows RT. Prototype images have leaked (like the one via Digi-Wo above), but by all accounts, the finished product will look very different, closely resembling Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

As for specific detail, the tablet is believed to be thinner than the current iPad, as well as a little lighter. It should have a coloured body and pack a 6-megapixel camera at the rear with a 2-megapixel camera on the front. The 10.1-inch display will have a 1920 x 1080 resolution, with improved outdoor readability. Inside, you'll find Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, plus 2GB RAM. Other rumoured features include a battery life of 10 hours, 4G connectivity, a microSD port to extend the 32GB of storage, a Micro HDMI connector, and a Micro USB port. There should be a suite of add-ons too, including a keyboard accessory featuring a battery for additional charging.

Pricing is said to be comparative with Apple's iPad, which should be confirmed at a launch event in New York, currently scheduled for 26 September. Whether we see the phablet on the same day is open to question, although that device is still scheduled to launch at some point before the end of the year.

Source: The Verge

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