Nokia willing to "consider any option" for a tablet OS
posted by Ray S. / Feb 04, 2013, 7:18 AM
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
Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012
bring tablet on nokia.....
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:26 AM 19
Just do the same for phones. Make Sailfish and Windows phones.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:27 AM 2
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I agree that they should go with Windows to make all their products integrated and less fragmented.
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 7:35 AM 13
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 8:00 AM 5
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 Feb 04, 2013, 9:25 AM 0
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 7:37 AM 2
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 7:42 AM 1
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 8:13 AM 0
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 7:54 AM 2
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don't make Windows RT Nokia. Make Windows 8 or Android
posted on Feb 04, 2013, 8:04 AM 0
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 8:06 AM 3
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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 Feb 04, 2013, 8:30 AM 0
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