News

Nokia design chief on Windows 8 tablets: 'We're working on it'

Nokia design chief on Windows 8 tablets: 'We're working on it'
Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari has confirmed that the Finnish firm is working on its first Windows 8 tablet, claiming a third of his time is spent on the device.

 

Responding to a question by Finnish magazine Kauppalehti on Nokia's tablet plans, he simply stated: "we're working on it".

Ahtisaari's comments come despite the fact Nokia itself is yet to officially confirm that a tablet is under development.

Case closed

Nonetheless, back in November 2011 Nokia France head Paul Amsellem told a French newspaper that the company planned to launch a Windows 8 tablet in June 2012.

Recent talk has suggested any Nokia tablet would not arrive before Q4 2012, with a report from DigiTimes earlier this week – citing "upstream component suppliers" – detailing a 10 inch Nokia tablet running Windows on ARM, powered by a dual-core Snapdragon system-on-a-chip.

In its recent SEC filing, Nokia also laid out the importance of launching a tablet to complement its Windows Phone offerings.

"We manufacture mobile devices, but currently no other adjacent products, such as tablets," read the filing.

"As a result, Nokia products with Windows Phone may be a less compelling choice for consumers who wish to purchase multiple mobile products from the same manufacturer or with the same or compatible operating system in order to facilitate a smooth interaction among mobile products."

[source: Reuters]
Staff Writer

PocketGamer.biz's news editor 2012-2013

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies
Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.