Now that Windows-powered tablets have actually become desirable products, it’s sad to hear that Microsoft and Nokia were working on a tablet together at some point, which went by the codename Mercury, but ended up scrapping the device for unknown reasons. The Nokia N1 showed us that the Finnish company is just as good at designing tablets as it is at designing smartphones, and the leaked renders of the Mercury that @evleaks has provided suggest the same. While we don’t know what the device’s specs would’ve been like, the renders give the impression that it was a smaller tablet.
If you’re still drooling over the Surface Mini, which was probably Microsoft’s most exciting small tablet that never came to be, here’s something that could be at least as appealing. Microsoft and Nokia have reportedly worked together on another tablet that was known as Mercury, and according to famous leaker Evan Blass, it looked exactly like the one in the photo you see here. Basically, this project was a collaboration between Microsoft and Nokia, but as you can clearly see in the photo, it was Microsoft’s logo the one to be used on the device. Right now, there’s absolutely no information about the Microsoft Mercury tablet, so specs and technologies supposed to be used on the device are still an enigma at this point. And yet, it appears that Microsoft wanted to make the tablet look like a supersized version of its Lumia phones, most likely in an attempt to offer that one similar experience across all its devices. As you have probably heard already, with Windows 10 Microsoft’s trying to offer users the same experience no matter their device, this Mercury tablet with a Lumia-like design was probably an attempt to push this effort beyond the software world.