We've heard the rumors, hell, we've even seen Intel reference designs
(pictured) running the MeeGo OS. But now we seem to have confirmation that a proper MeeGo tablet built by Nokia is on the way. Anssi Vanjoki
, Nokia's newly crowned chief of Mobile Solutions, said the following in an interview captured by the Wall Street Journal
Due to the spread of cloud computing and new advances in electronics and network technology, mobile devices will increasingly move beyond smartphones to include other computer-like gadgets such as tablets, and the MeeGo platform will be an important asset for Nokia.
Remember, Nokia already makes a netbook
and the smartphone qualifier would seem to remove any speculation that Anssi is referring to its Internet Tablet
class of Maemo devices. So maybe, just maybe that rumored 7- or 9-inch Nokia tablet
is real. Did we say maybe?