Nokia will add a Windows 8 tablet to its product lineup by June 2012, according to the head of Nokia France, Paul Amsellem, as reported by a French newspaper yesterday.
While Nokia representatives are neither confirming nor denying Amsellem’s statement, they did say that the company has not announced any plans relating to tablets.
The move would make sense as the tablet market continues to swell. Currently, Nokia is one of few remaining big-name manufacturers without a toe in the tabletsphere, perhaps a Windows 8 tablet would fill that void nicely.
In an interview last month, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop specifically pointed to the similarities in user interface between the company’s newly launched Lumia Windows Phone products and the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Though Elop refused to comment on Windows 8 tablet plans, he did acknowledge the perspective benefits of a synced ecosystem between Windows and Windows Phone, noting that Nokia will certainly consider such opportunities while moving forward.
Source: Les Echos