Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, confirmed that the firm could be looking at entering the tablet market next year, according to an interview he gave to Bloomberg, just a few days after the Nokia World event which saw the launch of the first Windows Phone Mango handsets.
More specifically, Elop (opens in new tab) said "There's a new tablet opportunity coming [and] we see the opportunity. Unquestionably, that will change the dynamics of the tablet market".
He added that Windows 8 was a supercharged version of Windows Phone. It's worth noting that he's thinking about Windows 8 as a potential tablet device, which means that Nokia could eventually start selling other devices based on Windows 8 and ARM.
We already know that Windows 8 has phone features built in and we believe that Microsoft - like Apple and Google - may merge both OSes in the future.
Nokia has tinkered before with traditional form factors. Back in August 2009, at the height of the Netbook fever, it released a laptop called the Booklet 3G which proved to be a rather disappointing product (check our five reasons why we thought the Nokia Booklet 3G would fail), partly because it cost £650 at launch.