Nokia Gets Design Patent for (MeeGo?) Tablet

There have been plenty of rumors and speculation about a possible Nokia MeeGo tablet, and now there is some solid evidence. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has just published a design patent granted to Nokia for a tablet device.

The patent was applied for on May 28th, 2010, and the device does bear some resemblance to a larger N8 phone. The tablet would probably be 9 or 10 inches. More of the sketches included on the patent application are included in the gallery below. But if you're getting your hopes up, be warned. We've heard talk that European carriers which Nokia showed a tablet to – either this one or a different model – were singularly unimpressed, and opted not to range it.

[via Engadget]