It was only a couple of days ago that we reported on analyst predictions that Nokia was preparing to launch its first ever tablet before the end of 2012.
And now a top Nokia official has confirmed as much in a new interview, promising a device that would stand out from the crowd.
And quite a crowd it is these days too. Apple's iPad may still be hugely dominant, but it certainly isn't for lack of competition. In fact, some would argue that launching a tablet at all so late in the game is only going to end in tears.
But Nokia head of design Marko Ahtisaari remains a believer, Reuters reports. Speaking to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio, Ahtisaari revealed that he was devoting fully a third of his time to helping create a device that will stand out from the tablet rank and file.
The only direct quote Reuters gives us is the highly illuminating “we are working on it”. Hopefully readers of the original article in Finnish got a bit more than that, either that or it was one desperately dull interview.