Nokia has had clear direction towards flexible and pendable hardware, like Nokia Morph concpet from 2009, HumanForm concept in 2011 and maybe the most notably Nokia Kinect from last years MWC as shown.
Here’s a bit lighter implementation of flexible devices in a form of a flexible hinge. Low profile hinge that would be flexible and have the connectors integrated.
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a flexible hinge comprising first and second layers; the first layer comprising an elastomer and the second layer comprising a composite fabric.
Patent was filed in January 2011 so there would be plenty of time to get it possibly working on Nokia’s coming Windows 8 tablet. That said it’s just one patent and Nokia informed that it filed more patents last year than ever before, so it ending up to actual product is just a guessing game.