Nokia has practically bet the farm on Windows Phone with its Lumia range of handsets and with the expected advent of Windows 8, one would think the Finns are hard at work planning their first tablet. In fact, that’s exactly what we were pretty confident about after head of Nokia France, Paul Amsellem, said Espoo is planning to release a Windows 8 tablet by June 2012. Turns out - Nokia is not working on a tablet - it doesn’t even have tablet plans yet.
"Nokia does not have an exact plan, but we are studying the markets carefully. Perhaps we will come [to market] one day," Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop revealed in an interview on Finnish TV station YLE.
Now that seems strange - the whole industry has been rushing to release tablets in the last year or so with Nokia being among the very few exceptions. Missing a cycle on tablets could be dangerous for the company, but we have to also take into account RIM’s experience with the BlackBerry PlayBook - an unsuccessful launch might turn out to be even worse.
It also seems that the company needs to throw all its efforts into the Lumia Windows Phone lineup which is facing a tough battle not only with the iPhone and Androids, but also with other Windows Phone devices like the Samsung Focus S. Does the world need a Nokia-made tablet? Chime in with your opinions below.
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Late as Usual. When Nokia Starts to Tab, it will be too late.... like how they got into Smartphones....
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 4:29 AM 4
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Actually I think tablets are different than smartphones. I think many people are waiting for Win 8 to pop up on tablets everywhere and thus possibly change how we currently interact with tablets today. They could move from consumption devices to something else. its probably not a bad idea to wait it out but internally start working on a plan. The problem with many manufacturers is that they rushed out too fast without thinking it through. Next year will be a big year of changes in damn near everything so tablets is no different.
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 7:39 AM 3
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I'm pretty sure there will be a Nokia Tablet, perhaps in 2013. The thing is they have close relationship with Microsoft, and Microsoft would want Windows 8 tablet made by Nokia. Perhaps Nokia wants to focus on smartphone first.
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 6:25 AM 2
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nokia cannot afford a risk like that, thats why there is no production of a tab. The tab market is questionable, who wants a tablet and why ? why not just have a laptop? like I said questionable, personally I like the idea but others dont see the point if they already have a smart phone and pc/laptop. Its already got heavy competition, why would nokia risk making another loss, which could be potentially fatal for them
posted on Dec 20, 2011, 7:07 AM 2
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