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Nokia's cancelled 'Mercury' tablet is reminiscent of a large Lumia phone

Inital renders of 'Mercury' revealed that the device could be a large Lumia variant. (Source: MSPoweruser)
Inital renders of 'Mercury' revealed that the device could be a large Lumia variant. (Source: MSPoweruser)
Leaked images reveal that the Nokia 'Mercury' tablet could have been a decent Windows 8 device with enough power for day-to-day tasks.

There were quite a handful of Windows devices that erstwhile Nokia had planned to launch, but all that went down south with the acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division by Microsoft. Leaked images of one such cancelled device, a Windows 8 based tablet dubbed 'Mercury', have popped up on the web.

The device looks like a glorified Lumia smartphone and seems to have had decent specifications for its time. Unlike the leaked pictures of the cancelled Surface Mini, which were frankly underwhelming, the images of the 'Mercury' tablet reveal that the device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3795 processor and could have had between 1 - 2GB of RAM. The pics also reveal front and rear cameras and a SIM slot, implying that the tablet could have been LTE enabled. 

Acclaimed leakster Evan Blass (aka evleaks) had tweeted back in 2015 that Nokia had killed at least four tablets in development. They seemed to go by the codenames: Illusionist, Mercury, Pine and Vega/Atlas. Today's leak shows the Mercury tablet. 

It may be recalled that Nokia did launch a Windows RT based tablet dubbed the Lumia 2520 but that device was overshadowed by Microsoft's own Surface 2 tablet.  

(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
(Source: WindowsBlogItalia)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-07- 6 (Update: 2017-07- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.