Nokia patent reveals company has been working on tablet back in 2011

Nokia patent reveals company has been working on tablet back in 2011
A patent filing does not mean all that much in today’s world and it certainly does not necessarily indicate an upcoming product, but this one does show that Nokia has been doing work on a tablet with a unique keyboard cover/case. The mysterious “Apparatus Cover with Keyboard” patent filed way back in October 2011 shows a keyboard cover that folds in a variety of ways.

Sure, the patent is filed in a period when the Surface tablet did not exist. And sure the Surface tablet might have spoiled some companies’ plans. But it’s good to know Nokia has been working on designs for tablets nearly a year and a half ago, and chances are it is still looking at this form factor.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has most recently dropped a hint that Nokia might be working on a tablet and he made it perfectly clear that Nokia can compete with Microsoft in the space.

“We haven’t announced tablets at this point, but it is something we are clearly looking at very closely,” Elop said in an interview in February. “We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time.”

source: USPTO via Unwired View

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8 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good news! I'm excited to see the Lumia tablet! :)

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i actually think this was suppose to be the meego/maemo tablet that leak before coz seriously, i really want to see a meego tablet than windows 8/RT! then again, ELOP happen...

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

There was some news a few days ago that Nokia's planning a tablet with a coverthat will be containing a supplimentary battery. Judging from the concept art I think the news is true. The remaining space on cover looks as if it holding some hardware (battery, most probably). Nice move!

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

or who know ELOP stole the same and gave it to HIS MASTER to produce SURFACE.

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well currently Nokia would be planning which asset to sell next so show that it is in profit. Or which office to close...

11. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Nokia Lublet? Its sounds good to me

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Nokia is a great Company Elop was right to wait it out and see what sells and what wont. Microsoft had to make a tablet because it's Enterprise customers wanted one that would work with their current investment in using Microsoft Windows software. The major mistakes in windows 8 are that Microsoft did not give the windows 8 user the option to go directly to the Windows 8 desktop after they log in and Microsoft removed the Start button. today however there are sites on the Internet that can give the windows 8 user the 1=the ability to go directly to the Windows 8 desktop if they wish and 2= return the Start button. Microsoft needs to make their OWN APP that dies these things and put it the Windows 8 store Microsoft could call it the ":MS Desktop" this would make Windows 8 more easy to use for the Old Timers and the Enterprise customers becaus because Windows 8 would look and work very similar to windows 7 and enterprise customers would not have to retrain their workers to use it which is something they prefer not doing because of time and cost factors also t he 5 Windows 8 chams should have have 5 short cuts on the desktop for windows 8 users to easily find and use them. also it would be good if short cuts for tany Modern UI app could be placed on the Desktop to make them easier to access from the desk top. it would be nice for instance to have the Weather app tile or a short cut to it on the desktop to use it. these things would make windows 8 great.OPS FOLKS there is already a Program on sale that does all of this Hmm why does not Microsoft do this because they Know windows 8 best and and should be ale to do these things better than any one

13. mohammed2222

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

too much..... make it less !

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