Nokia to enter tablet market?
Nokia CEO says company is "studying" the tablet market
Plenty of gossip has surfaced lately about Nokia considering the tablet market as its next big mobile move. Well, it's shaping up to look like a real possibility. During a recent chat with the Australian Financial Review Nokia CEO Stephen Elop responded to the rumors with this statement:
"We haven't announced tablets at this point, but it is something we are clearly 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."
As the report points out, a Windows-based tablet would be the likeliest (or at least most obvious) starting point. It's all a bunch of talk for now, as Nokia has yet to announce any upcoming tablets.
Elop also noted that the company is continually looking to offer customers even more budget-friendly options. “It is the case that in the months and years ahead, you will see us broaden out the portfolio, which means pushing to lower and lower price points, in some cases smaller form factors and so forth,” he said.
We also heard a rumor yesterday that the Finnish smartphone maker is planning to bring its beefy 41-megapixel Pureview sensor to its Lumia lineup including the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. We have yet to hear anything official on that from Nokia, but if true, the updated devices would likely launch sometime this summer.
Nokia recently sent out invites for its upcoming Mobile World Congress 2013 press conference, slated for Feb. 25. Thankfully, that's just around the corner, but let us know what you think while we're waiting to hear more. Would you buy a Noikia tablet? Do you think it's a smart shift for the Lumia maker?