Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:33

Nokia CEO talks Windows Phone 8, tablets, new launches

Written by Nedim Hadzic

nokia

Live Q&A

Stephen Elop, CEO of the company that turned from mobile phone Goliath into mid-rangeish David, just had a live Q&A at Engadget and, among other things, shed some light on the company’s WP8 dealings, new launches and tablet plans.

Elop was asked what the company plans to do if Windows Phone 8 doesn’t work out for the company, and whether Nokia has a contingency plan. He said the company’s strategy is based on a war of ecosystems. He said Apple, Android and Windows Phone are the main participants and that Nokia simply chose a side for “this current war”.

However, he pointed out that the company is always on the lookout and “working on” what comes next. He added: “that's not about going sideways or backwards ... but rather how the mobile world evolves. How do user experiences evolve? What role does HTML5 play? etc. etc. So, today we fight with Windows Phone while we lead the world forward and beyond.”

At the same time, the company today launched budget oriented Asha 308 and 309, which should lead the world not-as-forward and sort-of-beyond. These 3 inch, WQVGA capacitive touchscreen smartphones will retail for $99 and run 800MHz CPUs, 2MP cameras, 2GB microSD (up to 32GB support), 1,110mAh batteries and the new Nokia Xpress Browser that reduces data costs. 

Asked about Nokia’s plans to make a Windows 8 tablet, Elop was somewhat elusive and confirmed that the company hasn’t announced anything yet in that space. However, he did say that “the visibility of the "Metro" (ooops, can't call it that) experience is going to drive a lot more visibility for our products. At Nokia, we definitely believe in the importance of that common experience.”    

You can find the entire Q&A here.


Last modified on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:41
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments