Nokia's rumored Windows RT tablet takes shape in sharp render

Nokia Sirius
Nokia is fetching in red

Microsoft didn't need to gobble up Nokia's device business just to convince us the Lumia maker was prepping a Windows RT tablet - the rumor mill has been doing just fine all on its own.

WinSuperSite published a "Fall 2013 Windows Tablet Preview" today, and tucked away after the expected Microsoft Surface 2 refresh is a much clearer look at what Nokia's rumored tablet may just look like.

Although the roundup doesn't include an actual name for the Windows RT-powered Nokia tablet aside from its codename "Sirius," the website appears quite confident in a number of other specs.

Whatever it may be called, Nokia's 10.1-inch tablet appears to be powered by an ARM-based quad-core Qualcomm 8974 processor and is said to feature a 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display.

She's a beauty, but runs RT

Like Nokia's Lumia smartphones, the tablet's display is said to feature "outdoor readability" with at least one accessory planned: An "innovative multi-function cover with keyboard and additional battery life."

Even without a multi-function cover, Nokia's tablet is said to work up to 10 hours on a single charge, weighing in at 1.3 pounds and measuring only 0.35 inches thick.

Last but not least, the tablet allegedly features 4G LTE connectivity and a 6.7MP rear camera, as usual with Carl Zeiss optics on board.

But that's where the good news ends, because Nokia supposedly plans to sell this puppy for $499 (about £315, AU$538), which seems pretty pricy for a Windows RT device considering the recent fire sale pricing on the Microsoft Surface.

WinSuperSite leak also gave us a look at a Bay Trail tablet from Lenovo called the Miix 8, an 8-inch machine priced at $249 (about £157/AU$268) and a device called the Miix 2 that packs a 10.1-inch screen plus Bay Trail. The Miix 2 could retail for $449 (about £283, AU$484)

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