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Nokia has revealed it has started work on a tablet, adding weight to rumours that the firm is set to launch an iPad challenger when Microsoft's Windows 8 software is released later this year.

"We are working on it," confirmed Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio.

The designer also talked up a new "revolutionary mobile experience" that will challenge the way users interact with their smartphones, specifically without need to "bend fingers" onto a display.

But the Finnish phone giant's answer to Apple's Jonny Ive may have been talking out of turn.

After the publication of his words, Nokia quickly released a statement today to say: "We continue to eye the tablet space with interest, but have made no specific announcements."

Specific? Perhaps not, but Ahtisaari has certainly let the cat out the bag, and with CEO Stephen Elop previously talking up interest, with the need for a different approach when entering the tablet domain, a Nokia fondleslab appears quite the certainty. ®

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