A new report gives details on Nokia's upcoming Windows tablet. Users can expect a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 RT slate with a 1080p display and more.
Nokia uses Windows Phone OS to exclusively power its smartphones and it's going to use Microsoft's tablet OS to drive its upcoming tablet. There were recent rumors that Nokia was originally going to release the tablet running Windows RT just like Microsoft's own Surface RT, but decided to go with the full version of Windows 8 for its OS because it did not feel confident using Windows RT due to poor demand. A new report claims the company will use an updated version of Windows RT and the tablet shares some similarities to Microsoft's Surface.
Microsoft-News is reporting that it has received a tip that lays out Nokia's plans for its upcoming tablet. According to the site's source, Nokia's tablet will feature a 10.1-inch Full HD 1080P display and will include support for a detachable keyboard/stand that will connect to the tablet like the Touch/Type covers the Surface uses. The keyboard will include its own battery to add extra power to the tablet and will also include USB ports on the rear. The tablet will include 32GB of internal storage (there is no mention of an expansion slot) and will use a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Its wireless capabilities will include a 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS. The tablet will also include a Micro HDMI and USB 3.0 port.
The tipster claims that the tablet will be offered in at least two color options, but only lists a Cyan matte color. Nokia will use its strong relationship with AT&T and exclusively partner with the carrier to offer cellular connectivity in the U.S.. As you can see in the sketch above, the tablet also includes a stylus, although it is not mentioned specifically.
The site backs up previous rumors that Nokia will officially announce the tablet in September. We recently reported that Nokia is expected to hold an event on Sept. 26 and it appears that will likely be the tablet's official announcement.