Nokia says tablet pic is 'not a leak', but doesn't deny a tablet is in the works

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Is Nokia making a Windows 8 tablet?

At Nokia's Pakistan launch of the Lumia 620, the company showed an image of an array of products, one of which was suspiciously tablet-sized. Well now Nokia has gone on record as saying that tablet isn't an official product, rather it was just for illustrative purposes.

However, Nokia hasn't ruled out making a tablet, so the rumours of its existence could yet be substantiated. We might even seen one at MWC 2013 the week after next.

"That's not a leak," a Nokia spokesperson told My Nokia Blog. "That is a picture that simply shows WP UI alongside Win8 Tablet UI alongside Xbox UI. They are not Nokia specific products."

Running Windows 8?

The tablet in question showed the Windows 8 start screen with live tiles. It also had the same rounded corners and the bright yellow casing that's typical of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 handsets.

We've heard plenty of rumours previously concerning a possible Nokia tablet. Whispers from the supply chain said the Finnish firm was gearing up to launch one this month, while CEO Stephen Elop recently told reporters in Sydney a tablet was something "we are clearly looking at very closely".

Nokia's design chief also seemed to confirm a tablet was in the works.

We'll be on hand at Mobile World Congress to bring you all the news as it happens.

Via Know Your Mobile

Joe Svetlik

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