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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RE: Will Elop's plan succeed?
5/4/2012 8:11:53 PM
Between MS and Nokia spending $500 million on it, Att $32 million and selling it for $99 to $0...
Good phone tho :)
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