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Game dev hints at Nokia tablet with fast graphics

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed April 14, 2010

Large Nokia device would have OpenGL ES 2 video

Game developer Fishlabs fueled rumors of a Nokia tablet earlier this week by quietly mentioning collaboration on a project. Both Fishlabs and Nokia are working together on a top-tier game for a device with a "large screen" and graphics hardware capable of OpenGL ES 2.0 effects. The software team didn't say when it expected the game or the matching hardware to be ready.

It remains possible that the company is simply referring to a high-end smartphone like the N8, but the full tablet if real would be ready as soon as the fall.

Officially, Nokia hasn't confirmed any plans of its own but has admitted that it's interested in more non-phone devices beyond just its Booklet 3G netbook. The company was one of the earliest pioneers of Internet-connected tablets but has had relative difficulty getting traction. Faster mobile processors, capacitive touchscreens and more widespread 3G access have helped expand the market considerably in recent months, and the current popularity of the iPad may have helped establish a wider audience for Nokia's return.

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  1. facebook_Scott

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    Um n-Gage V.3

    Yeah, Nokia tried this before and it didn't go over very well. It was called the N-Gage, FAIL!

  1. t0mat0

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    Joined: Apr 2010


    App content?

    After many disN-Gage'd with Nokia - It's going to take a while to build up content, apps for a new OS tablet. Will developers come before significant user numbers turn up? And will people buy a tablet without significant developers and apps already there ready to go from the start?
    Like Windows, they've got a disadvantaged start. To try and catch up, let alone maintain where they are in comparison to Android and iPhone platforms is a huge ask.

  1. Eldernorm

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    Joined: Sep 2007


    Just a thought

    Nokia, paving the way with innovation and suing Apple for copying.

    Try the new Nokia nPad...... It looks just like an iPad but without the apps. Try it today. :-)

  1. dliup

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    Joined: Jan 2006


    1 game

    Nokia Tablet tagline: we have 1 game.

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