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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.
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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)
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Though a cell and molecular biologist by training, I have been drawn towards computers from a very young age ever since I got my first PC in 1998. My passion for technology grew quite exponentially with the times, and it has been an incredible experience from being a much solicited source for tech advice and troubleshooting among family and friends to joining Notebookcheck in 2017 as a professional tech journalist. Now, I am a Lead Editor at Notebookcheck covering news and reviews encompassing a wide gamut of the technology landscape for Indian and global audiences. When I am not hunting for the next big story or taking complex measurements for reviews, you can find me unwinding to a nice read, listening to some soulful music, or trying out a new game.
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-07- 6 (Update: 2017-07- 6)