Rumours about the potential launch of a Nokia Tablet have been circulating for over a year, but so far Nokia remain one of the only mobile manufacturers yet to launch a tablet. However, that looks set to change according to The Verge , who are reporting that the first Nokia tablet will be launching "soon".
The tablet, code-named the Nokia Sirius, looks set to rival Apple's iPad and will run on Microsoft's Windows RT platform. It's rumoured to have a 10.1 inch touch-screen display running at a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels and will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, backed up by 2GB of RAM.
Nokia's tablet is thought to have 32GB of on-board memory, a 6 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 2 mega-pixel snapper for video calling. It'll be compatible with Microsoft's full range of software (including Microsoft Office)and will even be able to connect a separate keyboard accessory.
The Nokia Sirious will be thinner than Apple's current iPad and will adopt a similar design to Nokia's Lumia smartphones. Meaning it's likely to be a pretty angular device that will be available in a number of vibrant colours. It could well look similar to the concept design pictured above.
The 4G connected tablet will be priced similarly to Apple's iPad , so we're probably looking at around £550 - because it's equivalent to the 32GB WiFi+Cellular iPad with Retina display. That's a lot of money for a device which lacks the desirability of an Apple devices or the business features of the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Nokia are expected to unveil their first tablet on September 26th at a press event in New York. Nokia's first phablet, codenamed the Nokia Bandit, is also likely to be unveiled at the gathering and we'll bring you all the news from the event as it happens.
By Simon Thomas on 27th August, 2013