Leaked specs point to Nokia tablet with Snapdragon 800 CPU and Windows RT

Nokia's tablet could be a reality very soon, if sources are to be believed. You may remember that the company's CEO, Stephen Elop, teased the possibility as long ago as February of this year.

Specifications shown through 'GFXBench' indicate an Adreno 330 and a quad-core processor; keeping with a very meaty Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip, while also giving the RX-114 designation.

The RX-114's resolution is an unusual-sounding 1371x771. In all probability, it will be using the same resolution scaling as Microsoft's Surface Pro, likely increasing the figure to a more impressive 1920x1080.

Nokia's choice of internal name would also indicate some kind of larger device; the company's Booklet 3G laptop bore the name 'RX-72'. Of course RX-114 is unlikely to be the name used for marketing, but could this be the rumored Rivendale?

However, it's worth noting that OEMs are moving away from Windows RT in favor of Windows 8 and Nokia may also be following this trend. If this is true than these results may just come from a prototype device, an emulator or even a device that will launch with Windows 8.1. At the end of the day it could also be fake, so remember to take this with a generous amount of salt.

Source: Nokia Power User

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volodoscope said,
If Nokia can get rid of Desktop mode in RT and go all touch interface, then it will work.

You can get rid of the desktop on any Windows 8.1 machine. Just unpin the desktop tile.

Nashy said,
Please don't be Win RT. Be WP8.

WP8's interface is not suited for tablets. In turn Windows 8 is to heavy/expensive for smaller tablets. Windows RT hits the sweetspot. Although I'm aware not even Win8/RT's interface is perfect for the smaller tablets (8'').

Personally I'm hoping the new Windows team (responsible for both Windows and WP) will make ONE successor to WP and RT. A Phone/tablet OS on ARM that has an interface that adapts to your screensize. Whether its 3'', 8'' or 30''.

Nashy said,
I want WP8 on tablet because I think Windows RT is a steaming pile of ****.

Could you explain why you find it a steaming pile of something?

WP and RT aren't all that different. Rumor has it that they're getting one successor. At the moment RT has the better interface for tablets. I'm not just talking about the startscreen. Just imagine running Windows Phone apps on an 8'' screen. The wasted space! Imagine running Office WP on 8''... while you could have had Office RT and the upcoming modern version of Office (for Win8 and RT).

I think it is completely and utterly pointless to include the desktop in RT. It should be a touch OS for arm, not Windows.

So I move on from that point, now I'm ****ed off because most of the programs I want to run, won't run on this stupid tiny little version of Windows.

Honestly. If RT was just Metro. They couldn't take my money fast enough.

How is that a limitation when you don't have to use the desktop at all?

The desktop is there if you feel the need to do some office work and plug in a keyboard, -a feature that does not add to the cost of the device at all...

I think it takes away from the device. There are still certain things that need to be done in the desktop.

Can it be disabled? If so, I take back what I have said completely.

Nashy said,
I think it is completely and utterly pointless to include the desktop in RT. It should be a touch OS for arm, not Windows.

So I move on from that point, now I'm ****ed off because most of the programs I want to run, won't run on this stupid tiny little version of Windows.

Honestly. If RT was just Metro. They couldn't take my money fast enough.

So if I were to come over and unpin the desktop tile you'd like it a bit more? I understand that from that POV Windows RT isn't a rounded experience. For some parts you're taken back to the desktop that doesn't work well with touch.

But I don't think touch is the future. It's part of the future but keyboard and mouse will remain for productivity. Even if Microsoft had finished the metro/modern version of Office on time I would have prefered to have the 'full' version as well. In fact if Windows RT only had modern Office and Windows 8 had both then I would have gotten a Windows 8 tablet instead.

There are also other benefits in having desktop access. The desktop isnt just a place to run legacy apps in. For example it also comes with advanced network options. The way I see it the desktop is to Windows 8/RT what DOS-mode is to early versions of Windows. With each version of Windows the need for DOS-mode become less and less as more features from DOS were brought over to Windows itself. So I'm happy Windows RT comes with a desktop, you never know when you might need it!

You can unpin the Desktop tile and stop using Microsoft Office. Then you won't see the desktop at all. The free 8.1 upgrade will make things even better and easier to stay in the modern enviroment.

I also don't see touch as the future. I'm not talking about a PC experience here, I'm talking about a tablet.

There is no reason why the entire control panel can't be converted to Modern UI, giving power users all the options, which I like also, but not taking away from the Modern UI experience.

If people want more, there is another operating system available in the Pro version.

I just think it's stupid cramming both operating system UI's into a system that is built for tablet devices.

Nashy said,
I also don't see touch as the future. I'm not talking about a PC experience here, I'm talking about a tablet.

There is no reason why the entire control panel can't be converted to Modern UI, giving power users all the options, which I like also, but not taking away from the Modern UI experience.

If people want more, there is another operating system available in the Pro version.

I just think it's stupid cramming both operating system UI's into a system that is built for tablet devices.

Control Panel is fully Metro in Windows 8.1.

Nashy said,
I think it is completely and utterly pointless to include the desktop in RT. It should be a touch OS for arm, not Windows.

So I move on from that point, now I'm ****ed off because most of the programs I want to run, won't run on this stupid tiny little version of Windows.

Honestly. If RT was just Metro. They couldn't take my money fast enough.

Well, I'm sure glad you're not in charge at Microsoft. Windows 8 and Windows RT are hybrid operating systems for use on convertible devices, which is what Surface RT and the like are. I would not have bought my Surface RT if it lacked a desktop. Of course, I use the jailbreak so I can run more than just office on it.

What Microsoft could do is just trim things down to two operating systems, both of which can run on either x86 or ARM:

Windows Phone, for 8" and smaller devices
Windows 8 for 10" and larger devices.

8 would have a desktop, phone would not.

Ronnet said,

But I don't think touch is the future. It's part of the future but keyboard and mouse will remain for productivity. Even if Microsoft had finished the metro/modern version of Office on time I would have prefered to have the 'full' version as well. In fact if Windows RT only had modern Office and Windows 8 had both then I would have gotten a Windows 8 tablet instead.

There are also other benefits in having desktop access. The desktop isnt just a place to run legacy apps in. For example it also comes with advanced network options. The way I see it the desktop is to Windows 8/RT what DOS-mode is to early versions of Windows. With each version of Windows the need for DOS-mode become less and less as more features from DOS were brought over to Windows itself. So I'm happy Windows RT comes with a desktop, you never know when you might need it!

Oddly enough, with the advent of Powershell Windows is got a powerful console interface/shell, so we're sort of going full circle here, which is fine by me. But I agree with you completely, the Desktop is where the more feature rich applications run, when using more precision user interface methods other than touch.

Edited by domboy, Jul 31 2013, 12:57pm :

Nashy said,
I want WP8 on tablet because I think Windows RT is a steaming pile of ****.

How can anyone think WP8 is better than WinRT 8.1? Just compare IE or Office. IE has Flash built-in, can do unlimited tabs and multiple windows. Office has full apps as opposed to mobile versions only good for reading and simple editing. The Bing apps don't even exist on WP8. RT can display multiple apps at once, it has universal search, and the interface is more customizable.

I think we've reached the point where RT bashing has become completely mindless. The only thing better about WP8 are the flip-over tile animations.

Nashy said,
I think it is completely and utterly pointless to include the desktop in RT. It should be a touch OS for arm, not Windows.

So I move on from that point, now I'm ****ed off because most of the programs I want to run, won't run on this stupid tiny little version of Windows.

Honestly. If RT was just Metro. They couldn't take my money fast enough.

Unpin the desktop tile from your start screen. Problem solved. Now you never have to see the desktop again and can forget that its even an option.

Nashy said,
I think it is completely and utterly pointless to include the desktop in RT. It should be a touch OS for arm, not Windows.

So I move on from that point, now I'm ****ed off because most of the programs I want to run, won't run on this stupid tiny little version of Windows.

Honestly. If RT was just Metro. They couldn't take my money fast enough.

Can't you just _not_ use the desktop then?
I personally think desktop inclusion is a good thing for RT, because if and when it's plugged in to a monitor/tv with mouse or whatever, it's much more efficient to do file handling and office tasks... browsing too.

If it's there, it should be usable all the time. It's not, so it should be removed. If you want that stuff, get a pro.

Nashy said,
I also don't see touch as the future. I'm not talking about a PC experience here, I'm talking about a tablet.

But there really isn't a difference between the two as far as Microsoft is concerned Their aim is to have one OS across all platforms. So the difference between RT and 8 is the processor not the UI. So any UI changes to RT will also be in Windows 8. And if rumors hold true then there will be one successor to RT and WP which will also have the same UI. So basically one Windows with two versions: ARM & x86-64.

But I agree that when you have this 'one Windows' experience on a tablet is should differ from the phone and PC. The UI should adapt to the screensize. And yes when on phone or tablet you shouldn't need to be in a non-touch environment. The controlpanel needs to be accessible in touch as well.

But that's exactly what Microsoft appears to be doing with 8.1. Perhaps they are to slow about it but things are moving in the right direction. I also understand your complaint about RT. But like I said the first version of Windows wasn't able to do everything DOS could so DOS-mode was part of the experience. The same is now true for the desktop. But with 8.1 you will need it less and less.

Afterall Microsoft is also working on Office for modern UI. But as an Surface RT owner that uses RT as his primary device I often connect it to my large LG monitor. At that point I often work from the desktop and prefer its file management. So I like the option to access the desktop. I see it as a bonus.

I am so disappointed that OEMs are moving away from RT. They just don't get it do they. More to the point, I think the only reason they're moving away from it is so they can continue to get paid by Norton et al. for the inclusion of antivirus etc, just to make a bit more money.

cleverclogs said,
I am so disappointed that OEMs are moving away from RT. They just don't get it do they. More to the point, I think the only reason they're moving away from it is so they can continue to get paid by Norton et al. for the inclusion of antivirus etc, just to make a bit more money.

I still see RT as the play for smaller tablets. They could move away from it on 10"+ devices, that's fine honestly. Though on anything 8" and down I believe RT is the way to go. RT will also morph into WP as well, just waiting for it next year.

it's their own fault as I see it. Crappy products, almost no advertising, and no availabiluty on release of W8. Some tablets never showed up in the stores over here.

And MS is to blame as well. RT will not go away, as it is too important for MS to drop. Eventually we'll probably see a merging of WP and RT into one platform.

But a Nokia tablet is interesting though :-)

I'm really hoping these rumors of the XBO using WinRT and WP8.* starting to use it... I would love to get a Nokia-made tablet given how happy I am with my Lumia. I'm just worried that its not going to perform well, sales-wise.

Chikairo said,
I'm really hoping these rumors of the XBO using WinRT and WP8.* starting to use it... I would love to get a Nokia-made tablet given how happy I am with my Lumia. I'm just worried that its not going to perform well, sales-wise.

Depends on the full specs and of course the price.