Report: Nokia's Windows RT Tablet Will Have a Surface-Like Keyboard Cover

By Brian Barrett on at

According to a report from The Verge, Nokia's going to out its own Windows RT tablet early next year. That's fine; it would be weirder if it didn't. But what's a little less expected is that the company's elves are hard at work on creating a keyboard cover of their very own.

Rather than clopping atop the display — like Microsoft's Touch and Type Pads do — the Nokia cover would surround the entire tablet, like a book cover. It would act as both kickstand and keyboard, work as a backup power source, and have two USB ports for extra connective options.

All of which sounds hypothetically great, but it's hard to get too excited without knowing how much the tablet or its cover will cost. Microsoft ran into some opposition when it decided to sell its keyboard covers separate for a hundred quid a pop; if Nokia decided to bundle its clever covers, it would make a strong case for itself. Hopefully we'll know for sure if and when Nokia announces the device at Mobile World Congress this coming February. [Verge]