Nokia still contemplating Windows 8 tablet action

Nokia still contemplating Windows 8 tablet actionOne 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.

HP and Samsung are already on board the Windows 8 tablet train, and Nokia is reportedly still tentatively dipping its toes in the water. Go on, jump!

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.

via: WMPoweruser

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Stelph  Dec. 20, 2011 at 12:20

Hmmm Windows 8 on a tablet.... how well it will do depends on how well it makes the jump from being controlled by mouse+Keyboard (as this is what holds back Windows 7) to fully controlled by a touchscreen, and also how well it plays with the ARM processors for a long battery life

Personally I think the ultimate tablet would be on which is like the Transformer Prime, but boots a tablet OS on ARM when "undocked" (i.e. Android) but when the Keyboard dock is added it boots from an x86 it boots from Windows 8 (and has the extra battery life)

That way you can have the best of both

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