Nokia is hoping to build upon the success of its debut Windows Phone devices and compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung by introducing a whole range of tablets and “hybrid” mobile devices. While there has recently been questions over whether or not the Finnish firm would indeed release a tablet, its chairman has revealed all.
Jorma Ollila confirmed to the Financial Times that while developing a tablet is the most important thing to Nokia, it is also planning to release “hybrid” devices with different form factors and designs:
“Tablets are an important one, so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors [handset designs] in the future.”
Unfortunately Ollila offered no timescales for any of these devices, but for Nokia fans, even just the confirmation alone is just exciting news. However, it’s not entirely a huge surprise. Earlier this year, Nokia’s design chief, Marko Ahtisaari, sent tablet speculation into overdrive when he revealed he spends a third of his time designing Nokia’s upcoming slate.
Back in March, one rumor claimed that Nokia’s debut tablet would run the Windows 8 operating system on a 10.1-inch display, with a dual-core Qualcomm processor. That rumor also suggested the device would arrive during the fourth quarter of this year.
Are you looking forward to Nokia’s tablet?
[via The Verge]