Speaking somewhat cryptically at D9, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop responded to a question about tablets thusly:
I’m not going to announce a tablet here today. But as a high level point, there’s a connected digital experience will increasingly define what consumers are looking for. It’s important for us to play across that space. We have to address that whole space.
What do you guys think? If Nokia weren’t getting into the tablet game, Elop would have said “right now we’re focused on the mobile sector” or “we’re waiting to see how the market evolves.” This is as good as confirmation — by internet rumor-mongering standards, at least.