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Nokia Windows 8 tablet glimpsed in leaked snaps

A Nokia Lumia tablet is glimpsed in a new leaked photo running Windows 8 RT.

Nokia's been under the weather, and the cure could be a tablet. A Nokia Lumia Windows 8 tablet, that is, as glimpsed in a new leaked photo.

The picture, which surfaced on the forums at WPcentral, appears to be a Lumia Tablet with a 10.1-inch screen. Inside the purported Nokia Windows tablet is reported to be a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 2GB of RAM. On the outside is an HDMI port and a USB socket.

The Nokia slate is rumoured to be running Windows 8 RT, the sawn-off tablet version of Windows 8 for tablets such as the Microsoft Surface. Unlike the full-fat version of Windows 8, slates running RT can't install any Windows program you like, just those that have been tabletified in the Windows Marketplace app store.

This leaked tablet appears to be running the current version of Windows 8 RT, rather than the expected Windows 8.1 update currently in beta testing and expected to go public later in the year.

If this is real, and if it's made available for public consumption -- it could well be a prototype never destined to reach shops -- we'd hope to see it bang up to date with the next generation of Microsoft software.

Is a tablet the key to Nokia's recovery? Can Nokia smash the iPad and the Nexus and the rest of its rivals in the tablet market? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.