Nokia has two patented tablet designs, are they going to be Windows 8?

Nokia has two patented tablet designs, are they going to be Windows 8?
Not long after Stephen Elop hinted that Nokia might have something to offer in the tablet segment, it has been discovered that Nokia was granted not one, but two tablet designs back in March 2011.

It has been rumored for some time now that Nokia was working on tablets, even before the whole agreement with Microsoft emerged. There has been talk that a new tablet may be forthcoming this year. Aside from these patent drawings, we know precious little about what might make the devices tick, or have a real measure of their dimensions.

One of the designs is definitely reminiscent of the Nokia N9 or Lumia 800 and 900. The other design appears to be a bit more traditional, yet both would seem at home in Nokia’s offering.

That these patents were granted back in 2011, and that have seen nary a peep to feed the rumors, it seems highly unlikely that either of these would make a splash with the release of Windows 8. Based on Elop’s comments last month however, it would be somewhat safe to say that Nokia will have a tablet offering, but probably not right away while the company concentrates on the handset and mapping businesses which will yield the biggest bang for the buck.

sources: Nokiapoweruser, Patent 1, Patent 2 via wpcentral




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16 Comments

1. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I like the design of Nokia N9/Lumia series, I think tablets based on this design would look awesome. Last pic in the slide makes me wana have one right away :). My only wish would be to some how mod it to make it a dual boot with W8 and Ununtu #Awesome.. :)

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I would be the first to buy this tab if they release it! I love the gorgeous design and Nokia quality is an added plus :) Imagine this tab complete with cellular radio, expandable memory, CBD layer and Nokia exclusive apps. This will sell like hot cakes if prices competitively.

3. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

i like the design it's beautiful. i hope they make a tablet with MeeGo OS.

14. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

that will be an amazing tab if it had MeeGo OS, but too bad Nokia dumped this amazing OS :S

4. bohdan4ik13

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

One more bigger Nokia N9 %) [... not again]

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Why dude? That's a kind of design that'll never get old.

8. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i like the design shown in picture and its window tablet hope Android but i think NOKIA ll go for windows only

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

who wants to bet that this yr is the yr of the surface and next yr will be the yr of nokia tabs?

7. yantradeals

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

The windows version of tablets is going to give tough competition to the android one. After all we all are well versed with windows.

9. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Nice!! This is one design that doesn't look boring.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The design is beautiful.... but what will be the weight of this tablet and how thick it will be???? Nokia is not able to produce slimmer and lighter phones....if it remains same in tablets then nokia's 7 inch tablets will weight as much as samsung's galaxy note 10.1 cuz nokia lumia 920 weights as much as note 2....

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

if this is true NOKIA WILL HAVE THE BEST LOOKING TABLET EVER!!!! but it might be heavy coz its polycarbonate body that will protect it!! but i dont care... but still wishing it will weight just normal! :) im still hoping a 7" WP tablet though!!! yes running WP not win8! :) i wish the screen size will be just 9"-10" for portability! looking forward to this!

12. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

That doesn't look like a tablet. It's a masterpiece. Beautiful!

13. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

nokia 2100? haha

15. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I want a tablet with Nokia X7 deisgn :3

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah!! that design rocks too!!!

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