The buzz surrounding you-know-what suggests that there is room between the smartphone and the netbook for another device, but what if that device came from Microsoft?
It seems as though the Courier digital journal is what Microsoft has in store, but London-based designer Umang Dokey has conjured up another concept that's every bit as interesting.
Dubbed simply the "Tablet Concept", it's exactly what you think it is; a tablet PC running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series operating system.
It isn't outside the realms of possibility, we reckon, and it seems to make a whole lot of sense. At the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, it became apparent that Microsoft's mobile OS would scale rather well on larger displays - and Dokey's concept serves only to reinforce that belief.
We're big fans of Microsoft's other major OS - Windows 7 - but let's face it, the software giant's full-fat desktop releases are far from suited to ultra-mobile devices.
Windows Phone 7 Series, on the other hand, could make for a compelling tablet experience, and Dokey's 8in capacitive touchscreen concept adds a few interesting twists, too. The device incorporates dual webcams for 3D video calling, a built-in stand that flips over to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and a pair of analogue joysticks embedded at the rear of the device.
Check out the concept in the below video, and Microsoft, take note; Umang Dokey is "currently seeking employment".