Nokia working on own tablet -design chief

HELSINKI, March 15 Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:35am EDT

HELSINKI, March 15 (Reuters) - Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari is spending a third of his time on creating a tablet for the cellphone maker, which would stand out among hundreds of iPad-challengers, he said in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio.

"We are working on it," he was quoted as saying.

Nokia's Chief Executive Stephen Elop has said the category is interesting for the Finnish company, but has stressed the need for a different approach to numerous rivals trying to battle against the dominance of Apple's iPad.

"We continue to eye the tablet space with interest, but have made no specific announcements," a company spokesman said on Thursday.

Nokia is widely expected to launch an own tablet using Microsoft's Windows 8 software later this year.

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macgregor54 wrote:
It’s not the bullet that kills you, it’s the leaks that they cause.

If Nokia isn’t shipping NOW, ‘eyeing the interesting space’ of tablets is as close as they’ll get to competing with Apple. By the time something emerges, the target will have moved soooooo far away they’ll still be ‘eyeing the interesting space’ of tablets. If it weren’t in the tank already, NOK might be a good short.

Ouch. I used to own NOK stock, but boy, buggy whip companies would be a better investment now.

Mar 15, 2012 5:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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