On the heels of revealing its first batch of Windows phones, could Nokia be making the plunge into the tabletsphere as well?
While the company has yet to announce official tablet plans, probably making them the last major mobile maker to not try its hand at tablets, CEO Stephen Elop hinted that we could be seeing some Nokia slates in the future.
When asked of Nokia’s plans for a tablet, Elop answered with an ambiguous, yet somewhat revealing response:
“We are not commenting on specific plans for tablets. But I will point out that one of the things that we are excited about in terms of support for the Windows Phone are the announcements made around Windows 8 for tablets and personal computers,” said Elop, in an interview with the Financial Times.
Though Elop did not dwell further on the topic, he did not rule out Nokia tablets entirely. It would appear that any mobile slate from the Finnish company is likely to be Windows 8-based device, rather than an Android or Meego-powered tablet.
Yet, other executives were not so quick to give away details regarding a Nokia tablet, as executive president of mobile phones, May McDowell, claimed the company needed to overcome the smartphone challenge before it attempted to enter the difficult tablet market.
Source: FT Tech Hub