Nokia’s patent shows tablet with integrated physical keyboard/cover

Nokia's patent shows tablet with integrated physical keyboard/cover

We’re sure Nokia will enter the Windows tablet market at one point, perhaps as early as later this year. Moreover, we’re sure they don’t want to be “yet another computer maker” with ever-shrinking margins and would rather make specialty product that could be sold at a premium.

However, Windows RT tablets had a tough time taking off, and as I’m writing this, Microsoft is still struggling to move a critical mass of Surface units.

So what can Nokia do to differentiate its tablets from the competing products? How about ship them with integrated physical keyboard/cover? That’s exactly what this patent application suggests the Finns are working on.

Then again, the patent was filed back in October 2011 and I presume Nokia is “working” on timing, to see whether there’s money to be made from Windows RT (or that’s Windows 8?) tablets. We want to see them entering this market as we’re sure they have the expertise to make an awesome product. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear something new on this…

Nokia's patent shows tablet with integrated physical keyboard/cover

[Via: Unwired View]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Looks like the first Windows tablet I would be willing to buy…

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