Nokia Contemplating All Options for Tablet OS

Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia has said that it's contemplating all ecosystems for its future tablet. The company has primarily utilized Microsoft's Windows Phone as the platform for its smartphones. However, amid speculation it's set to launch a Windows RT tablet, Nokia chief Stephen Elop said the company is open to anything.

"We would consider any option… It is important to note that the opportunity for companionship is something that any user is looking for," said Elop. "So, when you think about the Lumia 920, running on Windows phone, having a Windows tablet or PC or Xbox is something that will give us the opportunity to have a pretty integrated experience. Our first focus on what we look at is clearly in the Microsoft side... But we have made no decision or announced nothing."

Elop went on to say that Nokia has yet to announced tablets at this point but said it was a market the company was looking at very closely.

"We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time."

Nokia's rumored tablet is said to sport HDMI and USB support, as well as a 10.1-inch display. A battery-equipped keyboard cover is also another rumored component.

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