The oft-rumored Nokia tablet is real and it’s in development right now. And it’s been confirmed by Nokia. Sort of.
The Finnish company has stopped short of issuing an official press release saying that a tablet is in the works. But Nokia’s head of design, Marko Ahtisaari has admitted in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio that he is currently spending about a third of his time on design for the new tablet.
In fact, he was quoted as saying “we’re working on it”. That comes to contradict Nokia’s previous official stances on the matter, which have never come even close to admitting that a tablet is in development.
Nokia’s tablet will apparently stand out in the sea of iPad-challengers. Or at least that’s what Ahtisaari and Nokia would want to happen.
Previous rumors talked about a dual-core processor being used for the tablet, alongside a 10-inch screen. It will probably be launched towards the end of this year, and will be running Windows 8.
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