Nokia CEO: Our tablet will take a "uniquely Nokia prospective"

By on April 28, 2011 at 8:19 PM.

Nokia CEO: Our tablet will take a "uniquely Nokia prospective"

In a recent interview with Finnish news outlet YLE, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop discussed the company’s strategy for approaching the already crowded tablet market. “There are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace, only one of them is doing really well,” Elop said. “And, my challenge to the team is I don’t want to be the 201st tablet on the market that you can’t tell from all of the others. We have to take a uniquely Nokia prospective.” Elop added that Nokia could work with Microsoft and take advantage of its software for a Windows-based tablet, but also said that the firm could “do things with some of the other software assets that we have.” Early reports have suggested that Nokia may exclude Microsoft from its tablet plans altogether, and that it may still launch a MeeGo powered device. More →

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Possible image of Nokia’s first MeeGo tablet surface

By on January 24, 2011 at 7:46 AM.

Possible image of Nokia’s first MeeGo tablet surface

For those with a memory that stretches back far enough to remember a world before the introduction of Apple’s iPad, you may recall that Nokia had a go at tablets once before. Maybe the company was ahead of its time or maybe its Internet Tablets were anything but consumer-friendly and appealing — in either case, Nokia’s 770, N800 and N810 never managed to gain any real momentum with consumers. Now that the world has a serious case of tablet fever, however, you can rest assured that the Finnish phone maker will be having another go at it. The company has confirmed as much, but a purported new image that surfaced Sunday on a Russian forum gives us a glimpse of what may end up being Nokia’s first MeeGo tablet to hit production. We like what we’ve seen so far with MeeGo, so if Nokia and Intel can iron out the wrinkles and toss some unique features into the mix we can definitely see our favorite Finns faring a bit better this time around. Hit the jump for an over exposed version of the image above that shows a bit more detail. More →

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