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Nokia willing to "consider any option" for a tablet OS

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We've been waiting for quite some time for a tablet made by Nokia, but the ex-biggest cell phone manufacturer hasn't answered our prayers yet. They are so cruel! Anyways, there have been a number of rumors pointing at an incoming Nokia tablet, and while we're yet to see such a device be announced, we're happy to report that today we've witnessed what's probably the most obvious indication that such a device is indeed coming.

It's about Stephen. The Nokia chief who single-handedly altered the company's future about two years ago when he chose Windows Phone as Nokia's new primary smartphone platform. Mr. Elop has reportedly spoken to Australia's Financial Review, giving some interesting hints about an upcoming Nokia tablet. When asked about the platform that Nokia is to choose, should it decide to create a tablet, Elop said the following:

We would consider any option… It is important to note that the opportunity for companionship is something that any user is looking for. So, when you think about the Lumia 920, running on Windows phone, having a Windows tablet or PC or Xbox is something that will give us the opportunity to have a pretty integrated experience. Our first focus on what we look at is clearly in the Microsoft side... But we have made no decision or announced nothing.

This quote here clearly shows that if we're to see a Nokia tablet soon, it'll most probably be powered by Windows RT or Windows 8. Stephen Elop has also admitted that Nokia is quite interested in the tablet market. The manufacturer is actively learning from Microsoft's experience with the Surface tablets, trying to determine the perfect way and moment to enter the fray:

We haven’t announced tablets at this point, but it is something we are clearly looking at very closely. We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time.

So, there you have it, guys, even though Nokia is considering all possible options for a tablet OS, if such a device does indeed come to the market, it will most probably be powered by Windows Phone. Happy about this? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments!

source: FinancialReview via ZDNet

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posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:26 19

1. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


bring tablet on nokia.....

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 12:35

30. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Ooh... A Nokia mystery! !!

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 14:10 4

31. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1079; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Android OS :)

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 16:02 2

32. ZiadMohamed (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


just imagine that :)

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:27 2

2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Just do the same for phones. Make Sailfish and Windows phones.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:02 8

11. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


it really will be extremely embarrassing for Nokia to use Sailfish....
lol id love to see that

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:35 13

3. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 149; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


I agree that they should go with Windows to make all their products integrated and less fragmented.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:00 5

10. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I think they should make Android phones and Windows tablets. You have 2 top contenders for phones and many more for tablets. Plus, there really isn't a good Windows 8 tablet per value on the market yet.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 09:25

25. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I agree, MS Surface isn't really the best tablet on the market right now. Although its specs are not impressive, it's also the first Windows RT tablet. I think that Nokia is trying to capitalize on the Surface's strengths and weaknesses and hopes to have have an integrated consumer experience by releasing a Windows-powered tablet, as opposed to an Android tablet for now. But anything's possible. Regardless, it'll be much better than the Surface.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:37 2

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


its better for them to bring high end phones to regain their past position in mobile market. their product variety in phone market is low now and if they stick to producing tablets ( specially with windows OS) they'll loose their concentration on mobile part.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:42 1

7. pookiewood (Posts: 591; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


You are joking right? There are so many Lumias in different sizes and geared at different buyers right now it makes my head spin. The tablet market makes sense especially if they hit the 7" market. That would be great for Nokia.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:13

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


please read first and then comment. look at what i said: "high end phones". now the only high end phone is L920 and it is about a year old. every company is introducing its 2013 flagship and it is not good for Nokia to show no reaction.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:15 1

18. pookiewood (Posts: 591; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Ehh MWC. ;) I don't think Nokia has been sitting around doing nothing with their latest winnings.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:29

22. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i wish what you say about MWC be true but if there were something important, be sure that there were some leaks like M7 or Sammy's tablets.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 19:00

33. papss (unregistered)


You mean like this?
http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-bring-41mp-eos-windows-phone-us-summer

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:38 3

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1418; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


A lumia tab maybe?It would be great along with a lumia 920

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:39 4

6. pookiewood (Posts: 591; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Windows RT, 7inch, Please? Come on Nokia! That is a great screen size and it would put Windows in a good price range finally.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:53

8. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


They said something identical a few months ago...

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 10:42

29. Bernoulli (Posts: 1448; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


More like a year ago

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 07:54 2

9. schinnak (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Hmm...how many of you think that the title is slightly mis-leading? He (Elop) has spoken only about windows in all his above statements and has not indicated other options or platforms.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:27 1

21. shuaibhere (Posts: 1429; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I do...+1 for you...

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:04

12. pongkie (Posts: 502; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


don't make Windows RT Nokia. Make Windows 8 or Android

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:12 2

14. pookiewood (Posts: 591; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


10.1" plus Windows Pro, 8.5" and under Windows RT for us who just want a tablet to play games and browse the Web. I have Windows 8 Pro on my Laptop for .exe action.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:20

20. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


No android W8 will the real host for Nokia's upcoming Ghost...(For Droids)..

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:06 3

13. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


A 7 inch tablet with PureView 1+2 would be a fantastic re-entry device for Nokia in this market. The larger camera sensor would be less obtrusive on this larger device and it would certainly differentiate it from the rest of the crowd. That, plus the PureMotion HD+ screen with CBD. Throw in wireless charging, MicroSD expansion and a HD WideAngle FFC for good measure.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:13

16. pookiewood (Posts: 591; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I just threw money at your comment!

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:15

17. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


your predicted specs sheet is smart enough for any device and only nokia can make it possible... +1 for this.. and of curse W8 or WP8 powered....

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:18 2

19. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Imagine a 7' tablet with the L920's charms and fatures.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:30

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1086; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Nokia is now making profits on sales of their phones. I am a windows phone fan but have felt that if Nokia could afford it that Nokia should make Android smart phones and tablets.
If Does make a Windows tablet it should be at least an Atom powered Windows 8 Tablet.
The Windows RT OS surface Tablets may not be selling as well as the Tablets running Windows 8 OS. Since Nokia can only afford to commit a limited amount of funds to Selling Tablets Windows 8 OS Tablets are the Safe bet to make because it can run old Windows
software as well as the new " Modern User interface" touch screen only Apps.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 08:30 1

24. SIGPRO (Posts: 447; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Hope they will not use Android, but i have a feeling that they might make a nexus phone!
Hope they can use Meego for the tablet that would be awsome!
But if they made a Windows tablet i would buy it.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 09:28

26. Dastrix (Posts: 587; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I can already imagine:
PureView camera, PureMotion HD+ and ClearBlack display, Qi... what else?

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 10:30

27. Bappy (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Full HD?? 7" or not

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 10:05

36. amansingal14 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I can already see Windows Blue package which makes Windows compatible with 7 inch tablets...

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 10:35

28. Ronoc039 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


awesome, bring on nokia ios...

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 19:58 1

34. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


lol on this one Ray S. "They are so cruel!"

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 20:19

35. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Nokia Tablets? I wish they could make a tough tablet like their phones and it is have a android os >.<

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 07:24

37. jameshoe (unregistered)


Dont let me down anymore

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 08:46

38. Deacon_Jo (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I might sound outrageous , and this is probably at Best a long-shot Dream ,, but Imagine with me guys, just Imagine ! ...hitting us with an all New OS , NOKIA OS.. which Nokia has been working on secretly for a Long time ... a Mind-Blowing OS which will steal all attention .. I mean Nokia has done it before right ? with the 41-MP camera announcement ,, and as we all know ; Nokia is definitely not a stranger from the (( Top Innovations )) territory....
so ya.. there You have it
..
am gonna keep my fingers crossed .

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