In a world where most major cell phone manufacturers have already introduced at least one tablet model, Nokia, which hasn't been shy to venture out of its cell phone stronghold in the past, is yet to announce such a device. However, more
evidence is being gathered, suggesting that the Finnish giant might be hard at work on such a project.
The latest hint comes right from Stephen Elop, who has given the following statement during an AMA session with Engadget:
So, we haven't announced anything in the tablet space yet. A couple of things are very clear... the common user experience across Windows Phones, tablets, PCs, etc. is something that is going to encourage users to expect a common digital experience. ALso,the visibility of the "Metro" (ooops, can't call it that) experience isgoing to drive a lot more visibility for our products. At Nokia, we definitely believe in the importance of that common experience.
Sure, one has to try really hard to look beyond the words and identify this as a "Yes, we're currently working on a Windows 8 tablet" statement, but it's also true that the CEO isn't denying anything. Plus, looking at how positive he is about this whole Metro/Modern issue, there must be some pretty good things coming from Nokia. Let's just hope they'll come sooner rather than later!