The rumor mill with Microsoft and Windows RT got a lot more interesting on Monday, as word came out that we might see two new Windows RT devices. The new devices from Nokia and Microsoft are expected to be announced in the next month, and should improve on the existing Windows RT hardware.
The Nokia tablet, code named Sirius, is scheduled to be announced next month at a major press conference. In addition, Surface 2 by Microsoft should be released later this year, and make vast improvements to the Windows RT hardware and optimize speed and memory issues that plagued the Windows RT units previously.
The Nokia Sirius
Rumors on the Nokia Windows RT Tablet have picked up steam, and seem to have good specs attached to them. It should be a 10.1-inch device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a micro-USB port, a detachable keyboard, and LTE support. It could be launched on AT&T and Verizon later this year.
The Surface 2
While a lot of specs have been rumored about the Windows RT tablet by Nokia, not a lot of specs are coming out about the Surface 2. All that is known is that is has shown up in the AdDuplex stats, and that they have Intel-based components inside the devices.
Will These Help Sales
If the rumor mills are correct, the Nokia tablet should be a huge winner. It has a large screen, plenty of power, cellular connectivity, and the power of Nokia behind it. As Nokia has been making best selling Windows 8 phones, it would only make sense these tablets should be winners. They have to price these devices well in the market for them to sell, and will compete against Android and iOS tablets in the market.
The latest rumors and news on the tablets are exciting for Windows RT fans. The Surface RT and Surface Pro were duds and money losers for Microsoft, and the news of revamped tablets should give consumers another reason to try out Microsoft RT again in the near future. They have to price it good and make it a winning product though.