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While Industry insiders are skeptical about Nokia's upcoming Windows RT powered tablet, a new report confirms the existence of "Sirius". Sources close to The Verge believe that Nokia is indeed coming up with a tablet device to crush Apple's iPad. The tablet device will be heavily influenced by Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia smartphones. The Nokia Sirius won't come cheap, as it is speculated that the tech vendor will likely to announce the device at $499(Rs.32,035). The tablet will be powered by Windows RT instead of Windows 8 Pro. Nokia is planning to launch Sirius on September 26 in New York City.
Nokia's ambitious "Sirius"
For Nokia, a tablet device is the beginning for new culture. The company had launched an expensive notebook, but it proved to be a big failure. Several times, it was said that Nokia's big ticket tablet would land sometime late last year with Windows 8 OS. Now, the things are getting sorted with confirmed reports have arrived in respect to Nokia manufactured tablet. The Sirius will be thinner and lighter than Apple iPad. It will be made available in colorful colors. The tablet will have a 10.1-inch display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Reportedly, its display is touted to be the biggest highlight. The device should be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and the internal memory with expandable storage. Battery life of this tablet is said to be fantastic. Other highlighted connectivity options include: 4G LTE, a micro HDMI connector, and a micro USB port.
Nokia will ship an additional keyboard as an accessory with an included battery. It is to be seen, how a consumer react to Nokia's decision of bundling keyboard as an accessory instead of bundling the entire package at $499.
Why Windows RT OS?
It is largely believed that Steve Ballmer has been told to leave Microsoft due of failure of Windows RT OS. Microsoft jumped into tablet business with two tablet models: Surface RT and the Surface Pro. The latter model is still selling well due to the fact that the tablet works like any other UltraBook device. On the other hand, Windows RT itself failed to pick. The main reason for its failure - traditional programs made for older versions of Windows are not compatible with RT version. Another possible reason for the failure of Windows RT - apps can be purchased from Windows store only. Even the selection of apps is pretty much thin and negligible in nature. Moreover, Microsoft Outlook and Windows Media Player are not supported by Windows RT.