Nokia: tablet comments “misconstrued”, but watch this space

Nokia: tablet comments “misconstrued”, but watch this spaceA few days ago, we heard that Nokia was contemplating its tablet options (certainly not the first time we've heard such rumblings), with the possibility of some sort of Asus PadFone-style hybrid device.

However, the Finnish manufacturer is now saying we shouldn’t read too much into those comments. Well, sort of.

As Martin scribbled on Thursday, Nokia chairman Jorma Ollila was quoted as saying: “Tablets are an important [market], so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors in the future.”

Interesting stuff. But don’t get too excited just yet.

Nokia spokesperson Keith Nowak tells eWEEK: “What Mr. Ollila said has been misconstrued a bit. As we have been saying, we are watching the space with interest, but have made no announcements regarding a tablet product.”

To be fair, both of those statements sound equally non-committal to me, but we’d be surprised if we didn’t see a tablet from Nokia soon.

Of course, given Nokia’s choice of Windows Phone 7 as its “primary smartphone platform”, it’s widely expected that Team Elop will jump on board the Windows 8 tablet train. Or maybe even the MeeGo express.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 8, 2012 at 13:48

Since we haven't made a statement, let me repeat: we haven't made a statement. They should flash Android to unsold N810 devices, sell them for 50 bucks and get some positive headlines for 5 minutes.


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