Large-screened Nokia MeeGo device stars in new pic

Large-screened Nokia MeeGo device stars in new picWe're waiting patiently – and rather excitedly – on the appearance of the Nokia N9, mainly as it'll be our first serious chance to get to grips with MeeGo, the platform Nokia is pinning its high-end smartphone hopes on.

But of course even though it's taken Nokia and Intel this long to beat MeeGo into consumer-friendly shape, the N9 won't be the only Nokia device to run the platform – or at least we hope not.

With that in mind, we're quite intrigued to see a dark and mysterious snap of a new Nokia-branded device hitting the internet clearly running MeeGo's video player and looking not quite like a smartphone, but not quite like a tablet either.

The device is pictured in landscape mode, and has the Nokia logo on the longer edge, but of course so do the N900 and N97, so that doesn't necessarily mean this isn't a smartphone. And assuming that Nokia logo is the standard size, the screen is no bigger than 5in across, which is a bit small than most tablets too.

That said, Nokia already calls the N900 an 'internet tablet', so the dividing line between smartphone and tablet could lie somewhere else in Finland to where the rest of us place it, and what Nokia is developing as a tablet might just end up being a good old smartphone to you and me.

The pic itself was surfaced by an Italian user on Mobile-review's forums, however further digging reveals the pic originated in the MeeGo website's bug notification section. The first pic of a Nokia tablet? A super-size smartphone? Just a developer prototype? Your guess is as good as ours for now.

Via Recombu

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Infinite Element  Jan. 24, 2011 at 13:05

I'm guessing the brightness levels are different on the picture next to the article and the zoomed picture? I can't see the Nokia logo on the zoomed pic.

Andy247  Jan. 24, 2011 at 15:12

Why is there a mouse pointer in the top left hand corner?

Andy247  Jan. 24, 2011 at 15:14

Should have been more patient, I didn't realise MeeGo supports Bluetooth peripherals, so it could be a mouse as apparently the touchscreen on the N9 is experiencing 'teething' problems.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 25, 2011 at 13:49

I don't think that is a mouse curser - just an icon/button to move up one level in the menu?!?
But that Nokia logo looks fishy when you zoom into the pic... hm?


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