Nokia gets serious with Sirius as it eyes the tablet market. The mobile handset manufacturer has been expanding into production of more tech products and it seems it is now ready to take another booming sector - the tablet industry. What previously was reported as just a rumor appears to be coming true as Nokia slowly begins to unveil its plans and details for the Siriur tablet.
Can it compete with the top gunners?
Nokie has been preparing for months. According to a report from Verge, the Finland-based company will be releasing a 10.1-inch tablet named Sirius. The product launch was set on September 26 in an event to be hosted in New York City.
The handset maker, which has been one of the minds behind the go-to for Windows Phone, will be trying the odds in the tablet sector. The company wants to take advantage of the budding industry and to boost sales. Throughout the years, other handset makers like Samsung and Apple has taken over what Nokia previously dominated.
This time, Nokia wants to challenge similar competitors with the addition of Amazon and Google. It is important to note that the Windows Phone technology has been under scrutiny. Many OEMs criticized the technology indicating that it was at par with the rest of the competition.
The Sirius tablet as many reports now pertain to, will supposedly be slimmer compared to the fourth generation iPad. Nokia has not confirmed or made an official announcement about the tablet being named Sirius officially. The device also promises lesser weight at 45g. It will feature a 6-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. People who want a better and larger grip on their snapping device will find this setup ideal.
As mentioned, the display is 10.1 inches. Reports suggest that the display features a technology allowing people to view the screen just right even when in outdoors. Battery life is at 10 hours. Other specs include a micro HDMI connector, 32GB storage, LTE and micro USB. There are also no details yet about the pricing of the tablet although sources say that Nokia plans on offering a more competitive price tag to get ahead of iPad. There will also be a keyboard accessory that features a battery for extra charging.
Nokia will supposedly issue a list of other optional accessories.
"It's not a distraction," Elop released in an interview.
"It is an important part of how consumers operate today. People are increasingly expanding their perspective of what their digital experience or life should be. The phone is part of that, tablets are becoming more a part of that just like PCs, televisions, gaming platforms."
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