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Even though Nokia has pretty much become the de facto manufacturer of Windows Phone devices, that market is still very small when compared to Android and iOS. And the Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT has, to put it kindly, been met with "limited success." It almost makes sense that Nokia wants to (re-)enter the tablet market, but why would the codenamed Nokia Sirius be powered by Windows RT?!

I suppose there is a certain sense of loyalty to Microsoft with their whole Windows Phone arrangement, but it's pretty clear that the market isn't interested in Windows RT. At the same time, going with full blown Windows 8 with the accompanying Windows 8 hardware could prove too pricey. And that's why the Sirius is apparently being targeted at the $500 price range to compete against the likes of the Apple iPad.

We've seen a leaked image of the Nokia Windows RT tablet, but what about its guts? The newest rumors are pointing toward a 10.1-inch display with a full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The processor will apparently be a quad-core Snapdragon 800, backed by 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, 6MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 10 hour battery. The design will take its cues from the Lumia line, so we can expect some bold colors. You'll also notice the Verizon 4G LTE branding on the back.

I don't blame Nokia for being interested in the tablet market, but I'm not entirely sure this is the right way to go about doing it. And no, as far as I can tell, the Sirius isn't pre-configured to satiate your satellite radio hunger either.

Via Mobile Syrup