Is this a Nokia Windows RT tablet prototype?

Rumours keep on surfacing that Nokia is working on a Windows tablet; Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has even dropped hints that the company is working on one. When we designed a hypothetical Nokia Windows RT tablet for a bit of fun last year, the response from our readers - and the amount of buzz that it generated across the web - suggested that plenty of people out there were interested in the idea of such a device. 

And yet, we're still waiting. Could the wait soon be over? Images posted over on WPCentral's forums claim to show a Nokia tablet, along with a list of specs for what the poster believes is a development unit. 

The rear of the device is the only place to feature any Nokia branding. The tablet is said to feature an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, USB port, HDMI-out and integrated SIM slot, along with a 16-point touchscreen of unspecified size. One interesting point to note is that the power connector on this tablet appears similar to the wide magnetic unit used on Microsoft's Surface tablets. 

According to the poster, development of this particular tablet was abandoned due to the Tegra 3 chipset, perhaps indicating that Nokia is looking to other ARM processors, such as Tegra 4 or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800, for a future Windows RT tablet, or possibly that the company is planning to focus on Windows 8 for its tablets instead, particularly as performance and battery life on x86 devices has improved considerably in recent months. 

We don't know whether or not these images are authentic, but like our friends over at WPCentral, we've also heard from multiple sources that at least one Windows tablet is currently in development at Nokia and will be revealed before the end of the year. 

Source: WPCentral | Images via WPCentral forum

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