nokia mercuryLast year Nokia took the wraps off their first tablet ever in the form of the Nokia N1. However it turns out that despite Nokia no longer being in the mobile scene, at least not in the same capacity that they used to be, the company had actually another tablet in the works that apparently got cancelled.

Thanks to a recent tweet by the ever reliable @evleaks, a rendering of the device has surfaced. As you can see in the image above, this is the alleged cancelled Nokia Mercury tablet. Based on its design it could easily pass off as a phablet, but @evleaks claims that the device is in reality a tablet.

Unfortunately in terms of hardware specs we’re not sure what we are looking at, but it certainly does bear Nokia’s trademark design in terms of bright and colorful hardware. Also from what we can tell, it looks like it has both a front and rear-facing camera, volume rockers on the right side (which is an odd choice, since most tablets place it on the left), and it bears Microsoft’s logo on the back.

This seems to suggest that the device might have been designed by Nokia after being acquired by Microsoft, but the project could have been shelved in favor of Microsoft’s Surface tablets. In any case we suppose we will never know what could have been, but what do you guys make of it?

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