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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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  • kartu
    Microsoft, of course, dear Nokia.
    Hands down, Microsoft.
    It is your destiny, to become their delivery boy and go bankrupt trying to push their Mobile OS.
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  • GabZDK
    i don't know what's worst up here ^, if the Metro Haters, of the guy who wins $10,000 a minute
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  • dalethepcman
    Or Nokia could concentrate on making a great cell phone.. Why do they have to make tablets, because their investors are pressuring them? Tell them to f off, their stocks already worth shit so whats the worst that could happen?

    Apple had what was the undisputed "best" smartphone in the world. Then they started making tablets. While their current tablets and phones are ok, and both sell well, both have been outdone in every way imaginable. Jack of all trades master of none.
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  • icemunk
    As much as I like Nokia, they seem a bit lost these days.
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  • frank_drebin
    Yes, we really need yet another tablet. we don't have enough of those
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  • apache_lives
    Do it Nokia go to Windows its the most useful of the bunch for most people
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  • jhansonxi
    Our first focus on what we look at is clearly in the Microsoft side... But we have made no decision or announced nothing.
    I'm predicting a future headline along the lines of:
    "Microsoft Investment to Help Clarify Tablet OS Choice for Nokia"
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  • kyuuketsuki
    frank_drebinYes, we really need yet another tablet. we don't have enough of thoseNot enough good ones.
    Reply
  • bebangs
    would they seriously consider android?

    i bet if they make 2 devices (android and surface), android wins by a mile.
    Reply