Here is a blast from the past. MSPoweruser just posted a video of Nokia Vega, one of five tablets that Nokia was planning to release back in 2014. Back then @evleaks revealed that besides Sirius, or Lumia 2520 tablet, Nokia was planning on releasing four more tablets that were hiding behind the code names Illusionist, Mercury, Pine, and Vega/Atlas. We saw Nokia Lumia 2520 on the last Nokia World held in 2013, and that was a 10-inch beauty. Unfortunately, Microsoft just had Windows RT for it what eventually killed it, even with the Nokia’s effort to make it popular.
In 2017 we saw Nokia Mercury on renders and live photos, and now we get a fully working prototype of Nokia Vega (RX107), or canceled tablet but with a 6.6-inch screen, on video. The tabled seems to be working well, so it was seemingly canceled at the last stage of development. The tablet was powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core processor and had 2 GB of RAM together with 32 GB of ROM which was expandable. It also had an 8 MP main camera and 1 MP front-facing camera. This tablet was also running the useless Windows RT OS which probably was the reason of its cancellation. Here are some videos and photos of the device, and for more head on MSPoweruser.
According to this Nokia was planning on releasing 5 tablets and we only got to see one. Those were all gorgeously designed devices that had some nice technical solutions back then like a magnetic charger or simple connector for the extra keyboard that served as the additional battery. After the D&S department was completely dismantled in Microsoft, Nokia started working on the tablet No 6 or the Nokia N1, which hinted that Nokia could be back in the game. That happened a few years later with HMD Global raising the Nokia brand out of ashes. HMD Global did present itself as a startup founded with a purpose of, let me quote them “creating a new generation of Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones, and tablets”.
We saw that HMD Global is capable of producing good quality Nokia feature- and smartphones, but tablets (and a watch!) is still missing. Definitely now is not the right time for another Nokia tablet, especially when we are still waiting for a flagship Nokia phone, and because the market is over-flooded with tablets. Anyways, do you think Nokia Mobile should revise some of its old designs and give us a tablet (and a watch:)) that we all want/need?