Nokia’s tablet plans found in sketch form

Is this Nokia’s shelved Symbian tablet, or a secret future slate from the Finns?

If you’ve ever toyed with Nokia’s N8, you’ll know how it feels: heavy. Like a cricket bat made of iron, shrunk for added density. So these drawings of an N8 design-inspired tablet should strike fear into anyone who likes featherweight gadgetry. Dug up at the US Patent Office, the year-old submission shows what Nokia was planning for its tablet debutante. Whether that design will survive into the Windows Phone 7 era remains to be seen. But if it does, be afraid… and get a bag with a padded shoulder strap.

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