One of the things we’re looking forward to seeing next year is the arrival of Windows 8 on tablets. Windows 7 + tablets = rubbish, but Windows 8 might very well shake up ye olde tablet market.
Speaking at the end of October, Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, said: “One of the things that we are excited about in terms of support for the Windows Phone are the announcements made around Windows 8 for tablets and personal computers.”
However, despite admitting that Windows 8 on tablets presents an “interesting opportunity” for Nokia, Elop wouldn’t commit to anything concrete.
This week Elop reiterated Nokia’s vague plans to maybe possibly crank out a Windows 8 tablet, telling Finland’s YLE TV: “Nokia does not have an exact plan, but we are studying the markets carefully. Perhaps we will come [to market] one day.”
Yeah, take your time, guys. That tactic is clearly paying off elsewhere.