Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 04 February 2013 14:30

Nokia tablets coming, no announcement yet

Written by Peter Scott



Elop teases possible Android tablet?


Nokia chief exec Stephen Elop has hinted at Lumia tablets yet again. In a press event on Sunday, Elop told reporters that the company is not announcing anything yet, and that no decision has been made, but his comments suggest that Nokia is indeed working on a tablet of its own.

“It is the case that in the months and years ahead, you will see us broaden out the portfolio, which means pushing to lower and lower price points, in some cases smaller form factors and so forth,” Elop said. “We haven’t announced tablets at this point, but it is something we are clearly looking at very closely. We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time.”

This is about as vague as it gets. Months and years? Probably the former. However, Elop’s reference to the Surface RT is interesting as well. It no secret that Microsoft’s first tablet is not doing well, but Nokia could learn from Redmond’s mistakes.

Elop said both 7-inch and larger devices have their advantages, so you can probably expect to hear talk of 7-inch Lumia tablets from the usual suspects in the rumour mill. What’s more, Elop said the company would consider both Android and Windows as its platform of choice, but no decision has been made yet. It is a rather puzzling statement, as punters have been waiting for a Windows RT tablet from Nokia, not an Android. It could be posturing, Elop’s way of sending a message to the market, or someone at Redmond. In any case, we don’t think Nokia will launch an Android tablet.

Commenting on the launch of BlackBerry 10, Elop said BlackBerry users would not have access to a sufficient ecosystem of apps and services. Of course, he did not mention the fact that Nokia’s Lumia phones suffered from the exact same issue in the early days of WP7. The Lumia range launched with just 6,000 apps, while BB10 hit the ground running with 70,000.

More here.


Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2013 14:32
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments