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Patent Stretches Nokia N8 to Tablet-Sized Proportions

Just about all of the major smartphone companies are jumping on board the tablet bandwagon. We’ve got everything from the HTC Flyer to the Motorola Xoom, but where does Nokia fit into this mix? This design patent might answer that question.

Yes, it’s just a drawing, but this could be an upcoming Nokia Tablet device of some kind. Nokia isn’t new to the realm, thanks to older releases like the N800 Internet Tablet, but this type of “pad” is a different beast altogether. It seems to borrow some styling cues from the Nokia N8 and, based on the proportions, it looks to be in the 10-inch range.

Looking through the slots in the drawing, it looks like we can make out a pair of USB ports, HDMI out, SD card slot, SIM card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Aside from that, we’re left guessing about this patent that was filed way back on May 28, 2010. This means that it’s likely a MeeGo unit, but the more recent partnership with Microsoft could see it converted to a Windows Tablet 8 machine? Maybe?




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