Nokia may still have another tablet up its sleeve: an eight-incher

We were only just talking about the phones we got to see (and those we didn’t) at last month’s Nokia World launch event, but handsets weren’t the only products on the agenda back then: we also got to see Nokia launch its first Windows 8 tablet, the RT-running 10.1-inch Lumia 2520. While there weren’t too many surprises there, in the weeks leading up to its launch we found ourselves wondering at least once if Nokia might not be working on multiple tablets; could we still get another one, in addition to the 2520? That’s what the latest leaks suggest, claiming that Nokia’s working on a tablet codenamed Illusionist.

Unlike the 2520, Illusionist would be a more petite tablet, coming-in somewhere in the eight-inch range. We also hear specifically that this would be another RT tablet, rather than the sort of full Windows 8 eight-inchers like we’ve seen from companies like Lenovo and Dell. That’s still a bit of a let-down, just as it was with the 2520, but we’ve got to admit that the idea of a slightly-more-portable yet still Nokia-made tablet is probably one that could manage to attract a solid number of customers.

Hardware specifications elude us for the moment, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see another Snapdragon 800, just like on the 2520.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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