Rumor: Nokia's tablet to feature special cover with keyboard, kickstand and extra battery

This is a fan-made mock-up created by Jonas Daehnert illustrating what a Nokia tablet may look like.

Nokia has been teasing a tablet product for the better part of 2012, though the Finnish company has been silent on that front lately. Despite Nokia’s silence, the rumors are still leaking out.

The Verge claims to have received a bit more info on Nokia’s tablet via unnamed sources. According to them Nokia’s first tablet will have a 10.1-inch display “similar to Microsoft’s Surface RT screen.” Whether that means the same lower-than-average resolution remains to be seen, but hopefully Nokia will raise the bar here. The tablet will also be sporting HDMI and USB ports as well as cellular connectivity with AT&T being rumored as the first carrier to stock it in the US.

According to this same report, Nokia’s tablet will feature a special cover that will extend the capabilities of the device in many ways. Supposedly, this cover will envelop the tablet completely similarly to a book cover and will provide a kickstand, a keyboard similar to Microsoft’s touch/type covers, as well as extra ports and extra battery life. The tablet is supposed to last somewhere around 10 hours on a full charge without this cover and it will also feature fast charging that will get the battery capacity to 50% in a very short time.

Lastly, The Verge claim that Nokia will only build a small number of tablets initially that run on ARM chips and use Windows RT as the operating system with a possible Windows 8 device coming later next year. According to some recent rumors, we might see Nokia’s tablet at Mobile World Congress in February of next year.

Source: The Verge

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