Another Nokia Exec Hints at Upcoming Windows 8 Tablet
May 3, 2012 6:36 PM
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Hybrids (à la the Lenovo Yoga) are also in store
Finnish phonemaker Nokia Oyj. (
) may look to new markets for a pick-me-up -- namely, the lucrative tablet market.
Thus far the challenge to Apple, Inc.'s (
) dominant iPad has been
weak at best
, with only the Amazon.com, Inc.'s (
) Kindle Fire managing to
secure a significant chunk of sales
. Thus the door remains
wide open for Windows 8 tablets
-- tablets which will likely run
Windows 8 RT
, a special ARM-friendly OS release.
Following Nokia design head Marko Ahtisaari's
that a tablet was in the works, another Nokia executive has dropped hints at upcoming product. Jarma Ollila, Nokia's departing Chairman, told
The Financial Times
, "Tablets are an important [product], so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors in the future."
Intel Corp. (
) has been pushing the idea of
"hybrid" Windows 8 ultrabooks
hard. Designs like the eye catching Lenovo Group, Ltd. (
have been drawing considerable attention.
Thus one could expect Nokia's upcoming lineup to feature a mixture of Intel x86 hybrids and ARM tablets.
Nokia is confirmed to be preparing a Lumia Windows 8 tablet. [Image Source: The Verge]
Nokia and Microsoft Corp. (
) remain closely tied. In exchange for Windows Phone adoption, Microsoft is helping to
keep Nokia afloat
the painful transition
Nokia's new CEO Stephen Elop
served as a Microsoft Canada executive before moving into his current position.
like Canada's Research in Motion
, Ltd. (
), is trying hard to sell Windows 8 tablets as a companion device to its smartphones. While details are scarce,
Windows Phone 8
is expected to feature special features to increase interaction with tablets.
The Financial Times
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5/4/2012 11:26:18 AM
Isn't that what you did by calling me a fanbois initially yet I recommended an iPhone to my mother in law?
I did click the link. I'm speaking from Personal Experiences and References from people I know in the tech industry. Plus I support a corporate infrastructure of Mobile devices, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Blackberries were going to be adding Windows Phone devices soon based on my MANAGERS/Manager recommendation and CLIENT REQUESTS. Our company is most looking forward to Windows 8 tablets to my surprise considering upper management is pro Apple. Since I word with in the mobile space I talk to former people at other companies and they too are starting to see similar response and interest. I use MobileIron, BES, and Good Technology for mobile devices.
If only I could change my Name to Like-A-Boss-Mitch101. Then I could post I wasn't impressed with a lack of information on why I wasn't impressed and just reference an article.
5/4/2012 12:15:23 PM
Nope, I didn't call you a fanboi, how could I, you had not mentioned that you had bought a windows phone, and I'm still not completely sure if you you own such a phone.
I was pointing that the amazon ratings are not a good way to judge whether to buy a phone or not. People who are in line to get a phone as soon as it is released and immediatly post glowing 5-star reviews are indeed fanbois. Reasonable non-fanboi people step back and read reviews before they invest their time and money in a new and untried platform. And the reviews generally say "It's OK", and not the "Excellent" phone platform you think it is.
I work in the mobile application space, I've seen almost no interest in the windows phone platform from anyone I talk to (with just a single exception).
5/4/2012 12:34:18 PM
Lets look at some older ones then. My Imaginary Phone ranks 13 and is no longer available and is over a year old.
4. HTC Titan Windows Phone (AT&T)
5. Samsung Focus S 4G Windows Phone (AT&T)
8. HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone (T-Mobile)
13. HTC Arrive Windows Phone (Sprint) - MY PHONE Well over a year ago.
17. HTC Titan II 4G Windows Phone (AT&T)
24. Samsung Focus Flash 4G Windows Phone (AT&T)
The lowest rated Windows Phone is the LG - No surprise there and no surprise they are getting out of the Windows Phone market - I cant recall the last time I saw a decent LG phone and I really like the company.
Lets see about my imaginary work blackberry
86. BlackBerry Bold 9900 Phone (AT&T) - My work phone - My Opinion Horrible Horrendous Battery life and Navigation compared to previous generation blackberry devices.
Lets look at some of the others that I would agree with their ranking Samsung is most of the other phones in the top spot and I would say with the exception of the first Samsung epic Amazon ranking looks right to me.
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