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#1 gcaw

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:45

Last week, Nokia's outgoing chairman spilled the beans on the company's plans for a range of tablets and 'hybrid' devices. Although Nokia later attempted to distance itself from his comments, let's face it: the arrival of a Nokia tablet is a certainty - a question of when, not if.

Given Nokia's increasingly close and interdependent relationship with Microsoft - not just through Windows Phone, but also with services and software development - it seems equally inevitable that the OS of choice for Nokia's tablets will be Windows. But that's about all we really know about the company's plans for its new slates, and that got us thinking: what could the first Nokia tablet look like?

Something believable
While the web is littered with make-believe devices with wishlist specs that only a fanboy could dream of, we wanted to try to conceive of something a little more grounded in reality. It's just not terribly likely that Nokia's first Windows tablet will have sixteen cores, a 3D 4K-resolution display, telepathic controls and a built-in holodeck - maybe next time around, but for a first-gen device, we're pretty confident that those specs are a bit far-reaching.

In all likelihood, Nokia's first Windows tablet isn't going to have the kind of OTT specs that would make a techie drool, but much like the Lumia range of Windows Phones, we imagine it'll be stunning to look at, with very capable hardware that does everything you could need incredibly well.

So with those caveats established, where did our imagination take us? Well, we've dreamt up a 10.1" Windows RT tablet, called the Nokia Tiviti 9210. Take a look at the pics, scan through the spec sheet below them, and then answer the poll question: would you buy this Nokia tablet?


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NOKIA
Tiviti 9210 with Windows RT

Processor: Dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro Snapdragon S4
Dimensions: 260.2 x 177.5 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 575g

Display:
10.1" capacitive multitouch display
Super IPS+ LCD | ClearBlack | 1920x1200px Full HD
Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Storage and memory:
32GB/64GB integrated local storage + SkyDrive cloud storage
1GB SDRAM

Power management:
Integrated 7700mAh battery for up to 12 hours of usage

Connectivity:
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0
4G LTE | UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA | CDMA EV-DO Rev.A | GSM/EDGE
DLNA/PlayTo
Micro USB
3.5mm AHJ connector

Imaging with Carl Zeiss Optics:
Front camera: 2MP for video calling
Rear camera: 8MP
- Rear F number / aperture: 2.2
- Camera focal length: 28mm
- Video recording with rear camera, Full HD (1080p) up to 30fps with stereo audio capture

Sensors:
Accelerometer | Ambient light sensor | Assisted GPS + GLONASS | Compass | Gyroscope | Proximity sensor

Hardware keys:
Power | Volume | Camera | Rotation lock | Windows button

Pricing off-contract:
32GB WiFi + 4G: $499 USD | £449 GBP | €529 EUR | $659 AUD
64GB WiFi + 4G: $629 USD | £549 GBP | €649 EUR | $759 AUD

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You can vote in the Neowin poll by going to the article page - but we also want to hear your thoughts about how you might improve the Tiviti 9210 hardware and design, and what you think Nokia needs to make its first real tablet a success.

With that, it's over to you.


#2 cleverclogs

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:52

The left and right edges need a little more work, more tapered. And it looks a little TOO thick. LOL @ resolution, that'd be expensive... I'd rather it be $500. Lose the back camera, keep the front camera for Skype. Don't 'really' need it to be connected to anything other than WiFi if using a phone for tethering, which you likely would.

#3 Panda X

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:55

Would rather have a x86 tablet just in case I need it for whatever reason. But that doesn't seem bad.

#4 +Frank B.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:02

Yes, I would buy one.

#5 tuneslover

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:12

O YEAH BABY :p :D

#6 George P

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:19

I'd buy one, 32GB for $500, the 12hr battery life and higher res seals the deal for me. It might be nice to have more GPU power for a tablet though so I'd first be checking out what nVidia does on that end.

#7 Growled

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:56

I don't know. I'd have to go into the store and play around with one first and get a real feel for one.

#8 Subhadip

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 16:54

Snapdragon S4 is dual-core, Snapdragon S4 Pro will be quad-core and featuring a new Adreno 300 GPU. I have no doubt S4 Pro will be the dominant SoC for Windows RT.

#9 Miuku.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:06

If you can replace the OS, then yes - I quickly used W8 on an Intel proto tablet at my old work when I visited them 2 days ago and I wanted to use it as a frisbee after a few minutes.

And before you start moaning, I don't own nor am I interested in an iPad either.

#10 jakem1

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:15

At this stage I'm just not sure if I want a tablet based on ARM or x86. I know what to expect from the former so at this stage I'm really just waiting to see what OEMs will do with the latter before I decide. I like the idea of a dockable tablet that can be used as a full PC but it needs to be able to compete with ARM in terms of battery life and speed waking from sleep.

Having said that, if Nokia produced something that looked similar to the renders above I would seriously consider it. IMO, the Lumia 800/900 are the best looking phones on the market at the moment and a tablet with similar styling would be quite desirable.

#11 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:23

I'd get one depending on price

*edit- saw the prices at the bottom of specs, yea I'd pick one up if the performance is good, and the price doesn't hike

#12 floopydoodle

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 20:45

Back facing cameras on tablets is just stupid. Leave that crap to Apple.



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