- Microsoft-news.com has leaked what it claims are specs for an upcoming Nokia (NOK) Windows RT 8.1 (MSFT) tablet.
- The device is said to have a 10.1" 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32GB of storage, and a detachable keyboard/stand. A Sep. launch is "rumored."
- "Don't do it, Nokia," BGR's Brad Reed advises. Windows RT hardware sales have been ugly, and one major OEM after another has turned its back on the ARM-powered OS, which can't run apps created for Intel/AMD-powered systems. Moreover, companies not named Apple have generally had a rough time selling ~$500 tablets.
- The Verge reported in July Nokia was working on an RT tablet earlier this year, but cancelled the project to work on a cheap Win. 8 tablet.
- Meanwhile, Google (GOOG) has blocked a YouTube Windows Phone app built by Microsoft (no Google-made app exists), citing TOU violations. Redmond isn't amused, and has fired off a harsh missive titled "The limits of Google's openness."
- In the past, Google has justified its lack of WP app development by saying it "will go where the users are." It's also possible Google doesn't want users to go to a rival mobile platform that has Bing as its default search engine.
Nokia tablet specs reportedly leak; Google blocks YouTube WP app
Aug 16 2013, 00:13 ET