As a matter of public record, Elop recently stated that a Nokia tablet has great potential. Producing the tablets, he added, is of great interest to the company.
But now he may be backtracking a bit, telling The Verge that his company's still considering touchscreen PCs but is now "monitoring the dynamics" of producing such a device. He believes Nokia still has enough unique ideas about how to deliver a tablet which can compete in tomorrow's marketplace.
Currently, Nokia and Microsoft are tight partners when it comes to developing and making handsets which run on the Windows Phone 8 platform. But when it comes to tablets, Microsoft makes and sells these new Surface devices under its own brand name.If Nokia were ready with a tablet of its own we probably would have heard about it from this week's Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona. Instead, Nokia announced new mid-priced and low-priced Lumia smartphones, as well as two new feature phones for developing markets. Those markets continue to provide Nokia with a steady stream of willing customers. --Written by Gary Krakow in New York. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.
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