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

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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11 Comments

1. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

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

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

F*** YOU NOKIA.

4. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

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

11. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

i think hes upset at the loss of Symbian.

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

No.ok?

3. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

5. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Come on Nokia take my money

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

7. charudutt

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

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

8. jimjam unregistered

windows 8 tablets are going to be huge!

9. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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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