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No Nokia tablet on tap for Mobile World Congress this year

Published Feb 15th, 2013 3:52PM EST
Nokia Tablet Rumor

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Anyone expecting Nokia (NOK) to unveil its first-ever tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month shouldn’t get their hopes up. Research firm Strategy Analytics has just finished conducting “extensive channel checks” and has concluded that Nokia will not be showing off any kind of tablet at MWC this year and will instead focus exclusively on its Lumia line of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones. Strategy Analytics says that this is the correct strategy for Nokia because it should “expand its Lumia smartphone range and solidify its growing leadership of the global WP8 market” before committing itself to other form factors.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.