06 July 2017
Images and details of the canceled Microsoft Surface Mini tablet running Windows RT had emerged online last week. Now pictures of another canceled device called Nokia Mercury have emerged online.
The Nokia Mercury was slated to release in 2014-15 but was later canceled. The slate was powered by an Intel Atom Z3795 processor with 1GB - 2GB RAM. The leaked prototype unit is running Windows 8 OS, which is better than the Windows RT Surface Mini. The device was not approved by Microsoft for release, however, it had some interesting specifications.
The sleek tablet had an LTE enabled sim slot for cellular connectivity and also had front and rear facing cameras. The Mercury tablet has the same design language as the Lumia phones.
The Nokia Mercury is one of the 4 devices canceled by Microsoft when it took over Nokia’s handset division in 2014. The other devices that were canceled by Microsoft had code names such as Illusionist, Pine and Vega/Atlas.
Last week, images of Microsoft Surface Mini had emerged online. The device had an 8-inch display with 1440 x 1080 pixels resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage. It has a kickstand, support for a surface pen, rubber-style exteriors and ran on Windows RT. The device was canceled just a few weeks before its official launch in 2014.
The Nokia Mercury wasn't the first device to be cancelled from Microsoft. If I'm not wrong, count the Lumia 960 smartphone and the Surface Mini tablet in.
Well, it looks quite a big tab indeed. The screen occupies the bulk of the front as expected.
It's wide enough to not fit in your pocket :D :D