Nokia files patent for N8-like tablet

By on March 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM.

Nokia files patent for N8-like tablet

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent filing that is both new and familiar. Initially submitted by Nokia in May of 2010, the patent in question is for a tablet device that bears an extremely strong resemblance to Nokia’s N8 handset. From the drawing we can make out a 3.5mm headphone jack, and several additional ports on the device’s top — we’re assuming at least one of which is a HDMI-out port. The schematic is likely for a MeeGo or Symbian based device the will, in all likelihood, never see the light of day. As with all things Nokia that occurred before February 11, 2011, it is unclear whether or not this project has been shelved. There are a few more drawings of the device after the jump, have a look for yourself. More →

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Purported iPhone 5 images show larger screen, same design

By on March 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM.

Purported iPhone 5 images show larger screen, same design

Site iDealsChina has published CAD renderings of what it claims to be Apple’s next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5. The “mold engineering drawings” depict a device that looks very similar to the iPhone 4 — complete with an external antenna design — but add a larger display panel with thinner borders. The site is reporting that the handful of renderings were created to aid case manufacturers in the production of new protective products — similar drawings of the iPad 2 leaked months before the device’s announcement. The images directly conflict with a report filed by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which indicated that Apple was considering a milled aluminum body for the next iPhone. Hit the jump to check out the additional renderings and let us know what you think. More →

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