Another leaked image of Nokia's Windows RT tablet hits the Internet

There's been a boatload of unconfirmed rumors about Nokia's plans to launch a Windows RT tablet later this year, including leaked images of an alleged prototype, but now a website has some more information and a newly revealed photo of the device, which reportedly has the code name "Sirius."

Paul Thurrott uploaded the new image of the rumored Nokia tablet today as part of a round up of upcoming Windows 8.1 and Windows RT devices. It states that the price of the tablet will be $499 and will include a quad-core Qualcomm 8974 processor. The article also repeats what has previously been reported on this tablet, including its 10.1-inch display size with 1920x1080 resolution and that it will have a keyboard cover that will offer the tablet some extra battery life.

The same article, which also claims that Microsoft will release a smaller Surface tablet this year, includes some information on two Windows 8.1 tablets from Lenovo that have not been formally announced from the PC maker; the 8-inch Miix 8 and the 10.1-inch Miix 2, the latter of which is also pictured in the article with a case that also doubles as a keyboard.

Nokia could officially reveal its Windows RT tablet in a press event that's rumored to be held Sept. 26.

Source: Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows | Image via Paul Thurrott

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Full HD tablet.. with a full version of office which includes Outlook.. AND it is supposed to have LTE at that price.. Shut up and take my money!!!

Could you guys yapping about the ecosystem not being there mind and letting us all know what exactly there is in the ecosystem that is no good or missing? At $499 you're getting a full HD tablet actually able to do productive work and not just be an app launcher or a glorified remote control for some other application or hardware. Comes with LTE, SDcard support, USB, Video out, Office and then some.

Should not really care that much as most of you clowns would not buy it at any price since you are so hooked up on whatever else anyway. IMO at $499 initial sugg retail which in general would translate to something like 449 street price it is not a bad buy at all. This is not iFruit where the price advertised is set in stone. Nokia did the exact same for WP and now will likely do it again for RT as I expect them to bring all the Nokia apps too.. And this is one sweet navigation unit if you ask me.

They are selling it as if it was something premium.... RT is not premium and the ecosystem is not there to support such a high cost.

$499, even if it include a keyboard/extra juice, it's still too much.

If Microsoft want to invade the world with RT, they should sell it at a right price, even if it means eating their profits...

No one will buy this apart from a few people who read tech blogs, unless you read tech blogs you won't even understand what it really is and what it does. 'Normal' people are not seeking out and looking for Windows Tablets. I know people here have introduced the odd RT to their wife and they 'love' it but that is not 'normal' and that is not happening in the real world. People don't want Windows on their tablets, windows means 'work' and unnecessary complexity.

derekaw said,
People don't want Windows on their tablets, windows means 'work' and unnecessary complexity.

Complexity?
Last time I looked over them Android seemed much more complex with all it's customization options.

Besides that, this Nokia tablet could easy become the preferred choice over laptops with W8.1 Pro on it, and even give strong competition to the iPad since most people still got Windows PC's.

It's a $100 too much in my opinion. At $399 this would probably sell a lot better considering it's running Windows RT. People need better prices to begin changing their opinions on Windows 8 (RT). If it was running full Windows 8 then $499 would've been a great price but $499 for RT tablet is not going to do well - it just won't - keeps getting proven over and over. Not sure what they think will be different this time around...

Agreed, right now anyway, I just don't see how RT will make it in the mainstream with anything higher than a 3 in the most significant digit. You're getting into Windows 8 Pro tablet prices.

I'm hoping Nokia can do the same thing for WinRT like it did for Windows Phone. If this will be true then once again others will lose out like HTC and Samsung did in WP.

glen8 said,
No way would I pay $500 for 8 Pro, let alone RT!

what are Microsoft thinking!

I'm with you glen, however, I would pay $500 for a Pro with a 128GB drive.

Well clearly soomeone doesn't think so- given that there's a second Surface RT generation coming out, and this new Nokia design...

JHBrown said,
Looks good. However, Tablet and Windows RT go together like Obama and the KKK.

yeah why would you put a 'designed for touch' tablet OS on a tablet? Ridiculous!

I know people think the $499 price is a non starter, but this could work for Nokia.

They are including LTE support, which we haven't seen in other RT tablets. Its also full HD, not the lower 1366x768 res that people complain about. They are also including some sort of cover/battery/keyboard part unlike the Surface.

I do think a lower price would help, but Nokia has a chance to make that price work if they can market it properly and offer more value to that bundle. The other piece of the puzzle is the Nokia software.

Nokia is suppose to be offering a host of exclusive apps and companion experiences tied to their smartphone line, so that could also give them a better chance at showing a value at $499. Maybe they could also offer it through AT&T, Verizon, etc in order to sell it cheaper with a subscription.

Either way, I want to hear what the package is.

I like the look but the one Asus is coming out with may do better considering it is 100 cheaper and runs full Windows. 500 is to much for RT

techbeck said,
I like the look but the one Asus is coming out with may do better considering it is 100 cheaper and runs full Windows. 500 is to much for RT

It sounds, at least in the article, that it comes with the KB+battery cover in the $499 price. I think that adds to it's value, plus I expect Nokia exclusive apps that you don't find on other devices to add to it as well.

GP007 said,

It sounds, at least in the article, that it comes with the KB+battery cover in the $499 price. I think that adds to it's value, plus I expect Nokia exclusive apps that you don't find on other devices to add to it as well.

The ASUS for $350/$400 (32GB/64GB) has 11 hours of battery life and includes a keyboard DOCK which is more useful than a keyboard COVER. It lets you use it as an actual laptop, not something which can only stand up on flat surfaces. I bought a refurb surface RT (just $200) and it's unusable on a lap.

@subcld It's RT, but you might be right if it does indeed include cover/battery/keyboard like the Surface and has true 1080p and the power to drive it well. Decent battery life, and yeah ... if it has the apps you want. Apps are critical for RT as it doesn't run Windows apps. I still thing it's too high for mass adoption, but "I" might spring for that if it performs well and has a Surface like keyboard cover. Since it has cellular, this could also be the unlocked price, with a contract who knows.

MorganX said,
@subcld It's RT, but you might be right if it does indeed include cover/battery/keyboard like the Surface and has true 1080p and the power to drive it well. Decent battery life, and yeah ... if it has the apps you want. Apps are critical for RT as it doesn't run Windows apps. I still thing it's too high for mass adoption, but "I" might spring for that if it performs well and has a Surface like keyboard cover. Since it has cellular, this could also be the unlocked price, with a contract who knows.

why would you want to use desktop apps if you are going to buy a tablet personally i don't want anything to do with desktop apps on my tablet ipad doesn't run mac apps yet people buy them without any complains

@subcld Many people prefer the tablet form factor to a laptop or even ultrabook. It's not always if they want to, but if they need to. And $499 is getting close to Atom/Bay Trail territory, best of both worlds. Me, with Office RT and RDP, I wouldn't, that's why when I do use one, I'm find with my RT and just gave my Pro to someone else. Then there's the for $100 more dollars I can run all my old Windows apps, if I ever need to, well, that sounds like a more reasonable thing to do. Just sayin ...

Keep in mind, even iPad users want Office, Outlook, access to SharePoint, etc. etc. Purely mainstream users, $499 is just high IMO. Now users have to decide a cheap Android and have monely left over, or get into iPad territory. It could be tough with that crowd and this price unless there are some killer apps. I think 8.1 will help it, as will Halo Spartan and many apps are coming. The NFL fantasy apps is great. The latest Surface v iPad commercial with Halo and Office was great too. Finally, more substance than dancing and clicking for no apparent good reason

MorganX said,
@subcld Many people prefer the tablet form factor to a laptop or even ultrabook. It's not always if they want to, but if they need to. And $499 is getting close to Atom/Bay Trail territory, best of both worlds. Me, with Office RT and RDP, I wouldn't, that's why when I do use one, I'm find with my RT and just gave my Pro to someone else. Then there's the for $100 more dollars I can run all my old Windows apps, if I ever need to, well, that sounds like a more reasonable thing to do. Just sayin ...

Keep in mind, even iPad users want Office, Outlook, access to SharePoint, etc. etc. Purely mainstream users, $499 is just high IMO. Now users have to decide a cheap Android and have monely left over, or get into iPad territory. It could be tough with that crowd and this price unless there are some killer apps. I think 8.1 will help it, as will Halo Spartan and many apps are coming. The NFL fantasy apps is great. The latest Surface v iPad commercial with Halo and Office was great too. Finally, more substance than dancing and clicking for no apparent good reason

your point taken

Good design and eco system comes at a price and $499 is very acceptable. These are top notch tablets prices in the same range as the iPad

Why not? What's your problem with this tablet and the operating system running on it?
Can you please tell me of a tablet you consider to offer as much or more for less.

Thanks!

He means, not many people would buy it. As in, not enough to make a profit. There will always be people to buy, just not the amount that makes the product worth selling.

At that price point it's competing with the iPad, using a screen that has a lower resolution and an ecosystem that, while it is improving rapidly, isn't quite there yet.

I wouldn't dismiss it entirely, but it'll definitely be a challenge to convince people it's worth that price.

norseman said,
Why not? What's your problem with this tablet and the operating system running on it?
Can you please tell me of a tablet you consider to offer as much or more for less.

Thanks!

Nexus 10. Thank you and good night everyone!

Simon said,
At that price point it's competing with the iPad, using a screen that has a lower resolution and an ecosystem that, while it is improving rapidly, isn't quite there yet.

I wouldn't dismiss it entirely, but it'll definitely be a challenge to convince people it's worth that price.

It sounds like it comes with a keyboard cover which has an extra battery in it as well for the $499 price. That adds value to it if it's how it sounds.

Kalint said,

Nexus 10. Thank you and good night everyone!

Yes, a tablet that's sold worse than the Surface RT. Really good example there.

GP007 said,

Yes, a tablet that's sold worse than the Surface RT. Really good example there.


It's a very good example. The Nexus 10 is 500$ and failed.

norseman said,
Why not? What's your problem with this tablet and the operating system running on it?
Can you please tell me of a tablet you consider to offer as much or more for less.

Thanks!

As someone who was looking forward to this? I want a Nokia tablet, don't mind RT, but feel the price simply is too high for it. $400 maybe. The trick for me is I consider them to be competing with Android/Samsung, and I can get those tablets at those prices.

RT, for the time being, turns a tablet into a consumption device. At $500 I start wanting more productivity capability, which means x86/Win32. Maybe if the app ecosystem was more developed?

I mean, wow, other OEMs are offering the new Atom in tablets for $300-400 instead of $500+. That only makes the premium Nokia wants that much harder to swallow.

Maybe there's some killer app or feature they'll reveal when its formally announced that'll change my mind. I'd like that a lot. I really love my Lumia 900, and will be getting a 1020 or 1520 when my contract is up. And I want to reward good work and products with my dollar. But, the value proposition has to be there for me, and its looking a little doubtful.

GP007 said,

Yes, a tablet that's sold worse than the Surface RT. Really good example there.

I thought this was about comparing devices lol. So... really good comment there.

Chikairo said,
As someone who was looking forward to this? I want a Nokia tablet, don't mind RT, but feel the price simply is too high for it. $400 maybe. The trick for me is I consider them to be competing with Android/Samsung, and I can get those tablets at those prices.

RT, for the time being, turns a tablet into a consumption device. At $500 I start wanting more productivity capability, which means x86/Win32. Maybe if the app ecosystem was more developed?

I mean, wow, other OEMs are offering the new Atom in tablets for $300-400 instead of $500+. That only makes the premium Nokia wants that much harder to swallow.

Maybe there's some killer app or feature they'll reveal when its formally announced that'll change my mind. I'd like that a lot. I really love my Lumia 900, and will be getting a 1020 or 1520 when my contract is up. And I want to reward good work and products with my dollar. But, the value proposition has to be there for me, and its looking a little doubtful.

but 600 for a 4.5 inch smartphone is okay.. oh boy

I think the first windows tablet I'm going to try is the Asus Transformer T100 (I think it comes out in October). Runs 8.1 (not RT), includes a detachable keyboard, Office 2013, Baytrail quad cpu. Modest display, I admit: 1366x768. But for $349, it is sitting at a pretty price point for what it packs.

-adrian- said,
but 600 for a 4.5 inch smartphone is okay.. oh boy

$200 with contract. My brother works for AT&T, so we have one big family plan, with us paying for our parent's phones. Also, my smartphone is around me almost 24/7, whereas a tablet would only be at home - work doesn't want us bringing outside computers lest we get overly distracted instead of doing our jobs.

If the Nokia tablet was subsidized (it has LTE), that might change things. But again, $500 for an RT tablet (pretty much the least popular OS for tablets right now) when you can get tablets with better options and/or lower price? Its a hard sell.