Nokia tablet project occupies a third of design head's Marko Ahtisaari time

Nokia tablet project occupies a third of design head's Marko Ahtisaari time
Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's head of design, slipped a bombshell in an interview with a Finnish newspaper. He allegedly said that currently about a third of his work hours are spent designing a Nokia tablet that is to stand out among the numerous iPad-wannabes. That part seems to have been subsequently pulled from the posting, as now he only talks about user experience in what's available online from the interview.

Not that it comes as a huge surprise that Nokia is prepping a 10" Windows 8 slate with Snapdragon S4, which we heard rumored the other day, but it will be interesting to see what Marko Ahtisaari's take on the tablet paradigm will be.

After all, the guy is always loaded with grand ideas and sky-high user experience requirements, and became a big proponent for Windows Phone's simplicity and ease of use, which probably was one of the opinions that tipped the scales in Microsoft's direction at Nokia last year. Here are some of his former musings on the subject of user experience:


Big ideas which we are starting to see implemented in Nokia Windows Phones and some Symbian Belle handsets with Nokia Pulse, Public Transport and other apps, and, apparently, they will be eventually carried on to tablets with Windows 8 further down the road.

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9 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I've been waiting for a Windows tablet. Hopefully they still carry the same fast UI that the Windows phones have. Sweet sweet sweet :p

2. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Put PureView with Light Field technology, and this could really be a winner! :)

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

I would only buy a windows tablet only if it rocks a intel i5 CPU ! Arm and atom stay away as atom is too lag and most current apps won't be compatible with arm .

4. PeteD10

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

You can already get a Windows tablet with an i5 CPU. Samsung makes them. :) Hope the Nokia tab will sport a similar polycarbonate chassis as the N9!

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

Is it for sale in Malaysia ? Can't find it here . However I owned a Fujitsu netbook and played with an acer w500 is a store intel atom is so lag . Hope it's the ivy bridge CPU rumoured to be used in the next MacBook air

5. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Nokia is desperate this year like a wounded tiger, it may die or it will be very dangerous.

8. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

You must be new here

9. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

good one..

7. akmaintu

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

will definitely buy one

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