Nokia has been very quiet on the tablet front outside of a few murmurs following the initial iPad hoopla, but an image of a Nokia branded tablet device suggests the Finnish mobile maker may be launching a MeeGo-toting tablet soon.
No details or specs accompanied the pic, which first appeared on the Mobile-Review forum. There was some conjecture, though, suggesting that it could merely be an internal developer’s device built for working with MeeGo, the Linux-based Nokia operating system developed by Nokia and Intel.
In fact, MyNokiaBlog speculates that the device pictured is running a stock version of MeeGo and could be intended for developing MeeGo version 1.2, which is scheduled for release soon.
Nokia is no stranger to the mobile tablet product category. In 2005, it released the first of its Internet Tablet series, which included devices with Wi-Fi connectivity, small touchscreens (3.5 inches and up) with WVGA resolution, and on later models, sliding keyboards. Devices included the Nokia N800, N810, and most recently in 2010, the 3.5-inch N900.