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?
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?
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
- 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
- Integrated 7700mAh battery for up to 12 hours of usage
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE | UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA | CDMA EV-DO Rev.A | GSM/EDGE
- 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
- Accelerometer | Ambient light sensor | Assisted GPS + GLONASS | Compass | Gyroscope | Proximity sensor
- Power | Volume | Camera | Rotation lock | Windows button
32GB WiFi + 4G: $499 USD | £449 GBP | €529 EUR | $659 AUD
64GB WiFi + 4G: $629 USD | £549 GBP | €649 EUR | $759 AUD
Remember to answer the poll question - but don't just leave it at that. We 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.
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