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Nokia backtracks on tablets, still only watching the space "with interest"

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Nokia backtracks on tablets, still only watching the space
Just yesterday, news broke about Nokia getting a range of tablets ready for roll out, but it wasn’t meant to last. After outgoing chairman and ex Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila dropped the bomb about the company working on tablets, now a Nokia spokesman was quick to deny all that, saying that for the moment the company is only watching the space “with interest.”

“What Mr. Ollila said has been misconstrued a bit …” Keith Nowak, a Nokia spokesman, said. “As we have been saying, we are watching the space with interest, but have made no announcements regarding a tablet product.”

Now, that’s not exactly denying Ollila’s words, and Nokia could still be secretly working on a tablet. It would make sense for Microsoft’s biggest phone partner to introduce a Windows 8 tablet, but it’s clear that the Finns have nothing to announce just yet.

“Tablets are an important one, so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors in the future,” Ollila said earlier.

Ollila holds an authority for loyal Nokia fans as he’s widely seen to be behind the early success of the company. However, he’s also blamed for missing the smartphone revolution. This brought to Nokia getting dethroned as the top smartphone maker back in 2011, and now, it takes a second spot in global phone sales after Samsung outdid it in Q1 2012.

source: eWeek

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posted on 04 May 2012, 09:45 14

1. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


They will made tablet, they are just playing smart here.

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:48 3

2. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


F*** YOU NOKIA.

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:58 11

4. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Looks like someone's name is gonna be on Santa's naughty name list with that pottymouth

posted on 05 May 2012, 12:25 1

11. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


i think hes upset at the loss of Symbian.

posted on 06 May 2012, 07:36

12. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


No.ok?

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:49 12

3. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


the Lumia designed tab from Nokia will make its succes!! With Windows 8 i think theyy will make a great succes!

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:31 3

5. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Come on Nokia take my money

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:54 6

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


soon to be tablet leaders with Windows 8, soon to dethrone iPad.

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:56 8

7. charudutt (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


nokia will bcome NO1 again!!! screw samsung n apple!!!
nokia rocks!!

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:40 6

8. jimjam (Posts: 246; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


windows 8 tablets are going to be huge!

posted on 04 May 2012, 14:18 1

9. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


lets hope they add those newly ARM processor with dual or quad 3.1 Ghz, then the Apple Ipad is history.

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