More TabCo Tidbits – Rubik type spherical UI?

| July 26, 2011 | 40 Replies

The more we look into the whole TabCo thing, the more I’m led to think it’s anyone other than Nokia.

See all the TabCo posts for the history.

Some things to look at:


TabCo apparently has made tablets before that have ‘failed’

7. If at first thy tablet fails, innovate, innovate, innovate again.
What if Apple had given up on tablets after the Newton?

That rules out INQ right? (I’m not too familiar with their product portfolio)

Nokia has had a tablet before. The Maemo Internet tablets.

Gerbick at TMO shares this view:

“770 (first tablet), N800 (innovate), N810 (innovate), N900 (innovate again)

Rather straightforward hint to me.”

Possibly coincidental?

2) There was a new post yesterday from their Yes&No Q&A which reveals (or possibly confuses further?)


  • Lighter than 1.33pounds and bigger than 7.31×9.5″
  • Has preloaded document apps
  • Has a USB port
  • Has a cell modem (3G/4G)
  • Does NOT have buttons on the front.
  • Already has Angry Birds
  • Has elements in the interface that reminds you of a rubiks cube (square tiles?)
  • Has a sperically inspired user interface (rubiks cube squares moving in spherical axis?)
  • 3rd party devs can build native apps


I somewhat like the idea of a cube UI. There’s an awesome browser I use on my phone with a really innovative looking cube UI. Windows Phone is somewhat plagued with deadly square tiles and essences of this design appears in the Windows 8 (though unlikely to be ready until 2012).

What about WeTab? That was sort of an initial failed tablet.


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