More Nokia Windows RT tablet details rumored, including keyboard cover with built-in battery

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 24, 2012

Nokia Lumia 710 rear

Hungry for more details on Nokia's rumored tablet after last week's morsel? That's precisely what we've got for you today, as a new report from The Verge claims to have some more information about the Finnish firm's Windows RT slate. According to sources speaking to the site, the device will feature a 10.1-inch display similar to the one found on Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet (which features a resolution of 1366x768), along with an ARM processor and a set of HDMI and USB ports. Cellular connectivity will also make the cut in Nokia's tablet, and AT&T is rumored to have plans to offer the device, which isn't a huge shock considering that the big blue carrier has offered more Nokia Windows Phone products than any other U.S. operator.

One of the main focuses of the Nokia tablet will reportedly be its cover, which is said to be able to click into place similar to the Surface's covers and will be able to function as both a keyboard and a kickstand. The cover will also allegedly sport a pair of USB ports on the cover, and tucked inside the cover will be a battery to help power the tablet once its 10-hour battery gets low. Speaking of batteries, the tablet itself is rumored to have a fast-charge capability that can juice the battery up to 50 percent capacity in a quick fashion.

Nokia has long been rumored to be prepping a new tablet, with company executives teasing earlier this year that such a device was in the works. Obviously all of this information is still very much a rumor at this point, but Nokia is already all-in on Windows Phone, and the company may see Windows RT as a good opportunity to stick its toes in the tablet water. Nokia has received praise for the design of its Windows Phone handsets like the Lumia 800 and 900, so it'll be certainly interesting to see what it can do with a larger form factor. The Nokia-made tablet is currently rumored to be set for an introduction at Mobile World Congress. If the details in this latest report hold true, would you be interested in picking up Nokia's Windows RT slate?

Via The Verge