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Nokia CEO Hints at Upcoming Windows 8 Tablet

Stephen Elop

It seems Nokia’s commitment to Microsoft operating systems may not stop at Windows Phone, according to comments made recently by the company’s CEO. In an interview with Bloomberg, Stephen Elop hinted that the Finnish company could also be working on a Windows 8 tablet.

Although he noted that the company hadn’t announced plans to enter the tablet market, Elop said that Nokia does indeed recognize the opportunity:

“There’s a new tablet opportunity coming. We see the opportunity. Unquestionably, that will change the dynamics [of the tablet market].”

Elop also made it quite clear that a future Nokia tablet would run nothing but the Windows 8 platform, which he described as a “supercharged” version of its Windows Phone operating system for smartphones.

Nokia recently made its Windows Phone debut with its Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 handsets. The latter, in particular, has got us very excited here at TechnoBuffalo, thanks to its stunning unibody design and impressive internals.

The company’s other smartphones haven’t exactly been a huge success of late, what with losing a significant chunk of market share to Android and iOS devices, but we’re expecting its Windows Phone handsets to change that, and we’d love to see what Nokia could to with a tablet.

Would you like to see a Windows 8 tablet from Nokia?

[via Boy Genius Report]

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