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

Nokia willing to
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:


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:


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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37 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

bring tablet on nokia.....

30. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Ooh... A Nokia mystery! !!

31. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Android OS :)

32. ZiadMohamed

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

just imagine that :)

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

11. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

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

10. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

25. Dastrix unregistered

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.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

7. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

18. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

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

22. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

6. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

8. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

They said something identical a few months ago...

9. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

12. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

14. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

20. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

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

13. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

16. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I just threw money at your comment!

17. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 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....

19. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

23. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

24. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

26. Dastrix unregistered

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

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