Nokia to release an Asus VivoTab RT-type tablet soon


The Verge has been leaked some more information about Nokia’s recently rumoured upcoming Windows RT tablet.

The 10.1 inch tablet will have USB and HDMI-out, and also cellular connectivity, with 10 hours battery life which can  be fast-charged to 50% in a short period.

The real innovation however will come from the accompanying cover, which the Verge notes will snap in place and will double battery life, provide a keyboard and also a kickstand for the tablet.

The cover will also provide two USB ports. While the cover sounds rather fantastical, it is of note that the Asus Vivotab RT (pictured above) provides a “cover” with very similar functionality, and which effectively turns the Vivotab into a laptop. Given that Nokia cover also includes a battery and keyboard it is difficult to see how it could have a much different design.

AT&T will be the first to carry the tablet, which will initially be built in small numbers and may be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

Nokia may also look into a Windows 8 x86 tablet in the future, but did not comment “on market rumour or speculation."

Given that there already devices similar to the rumoured design in the market, do our readers think it is worth waiting for Nokia to show its cards? Let us know below.

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