Rumors of a Nokia tablet called Sirius have been doing rounds in the technology space and a recently-leaked render shows what the tablet may look like.
Nokia has been very aggressive in the Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphone space. The company has launched a number of WP8 smartphones since the release of Microsoft's latest mobile operating system in Nov. 2012. Now the Finnish company is said to be working on a 10.1-inch tablet which will run on Windows RT.
Recently, technology blogger Paul Thurrott posted a render of a red Nokia tablet, Sirius, on his website WinSuperSite and also details some speculated hardware specifications of the upcoming tablet. The leaked render of Sirius gives us a glimpse into what the tablet may look like.
Rumors suggest that the Sirius will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.15GHz. The device is expected to have 1920 x 1080 IPS display and a battery, which will offer up to 10 hours of usage. The tablet will reportedly weigh 1.3 pounds and supposedly be 0.35 inches thick.
The Nokia tablet is expected to have LTE, a 6.7-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and unique companion experiences with Nokia apps. If rumors are to be believed then the tablet will be available with a price tag of $499.
"Nokia is also planning to ship a keyboard accessory with its 'Sirius' tablet that includes a battery for additional charging. Other optional accessories will also be made available at launch. We're told Nokia's tablet will be priced comparatively with Apple's iPad, and that the company won't try to undercut pricing initially," reported The Verge in August this year.
Speculations are rife that Nokia has planned an event for Sept. 26 - 27, where the company may launch its first tablet, along with the much-rumored Nokia Lumia 1520.
The Nokia tablet may face stiff competition from the upcoming iPad 5. However, many tablet enthusiasts will be eagerly waiting to get their hands on the first Nokia Windows RT tablet.
We will have to wait until Nokia officially confirms its first tablet and reveals the hardware specifications, availability and prices of the impending device.