We have been hearing rumors that Nokia are working on a Windows 8 tablet, the existence of the device was confirmed by Nokia’s design chief, Marko Ahtisaari, back in March.
Now Jorma Ollila, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation, told the well respected Financial Times that Nokia has plans for tablets and “hybrid” smart devices.
“Tablets are an important one, so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors [handset designs] in the future,” said Ollila.
We can of course only surmise that Ollila is referring to Windows 8 plans for the fall where Nokia is expected to release such devices. Such a pronouncement echoes an earlier comment by Marko Ahtisaari, Design Chief at Nokia who said in March that he spends a third of his time at the company on tablet development.
With Nokia making advances in flexible screens, their excellent design esthetic and the new Metro layout of Windows 8, we see yet another perfect storm to take on Apple in the tablet space.
According to rumors, the new Nokia Windows 8 Tablet sports a Qualcomm’s dual-core processor. We still don’t have any information on Nokia’s first Windows 8 tablet, but we suspect we will hear something closer to the launch of Windows 8, which is expected sometime in the fall.
Source – FINANCIAL TIMES