Nokia Windows 8 tablet

“We have not announced any tablets, but I think the opportunity is very clear,” Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told ABC News. “People today increasingly are looking for a common digital experience between their smartphone and tablet, with a PC, and with their gaming platform, and so there’s clearly an opportunity across there. This is something that we’re looking at very closely.”

Not a huge surprise, really. Maybe a bigger surprise that it’s not more of a priority.



  • Eric6052

    I’m excited to see what Nokia has in store in the tablet pace but to be honest I will probably be sticking with my iPad for a while longer.

  • Nacohen

    Jim – do you think the lower priority may be due to a difference of opinion between Nokia and MSFT on vision for a tablet. MSFT seems to want a tablet to be a complete PC in tablet form. Perhaps, Nokia sees the benefit of a more focused take on tablets, similar to Apple’s.

  • Canucker

    “People today increasingly are looking for a common digital experience between their smartphone and tablet, with a PC, and with their gaming platform, and so there’s clearly an opportunity across there”.

    I call bull on this. This is less of a demonstrated need by people but a desperate desire by Microsoft and Nokia.

  • pawhite524

    I wonder how long it will take for MSFT to allow the OEMs to surpass the Surface in features, specs, and perhaps even price (though this seems the most daunting since OEMs will likely have to buy licenses for 8).

    I don’t see MS allowing the OEMs to blow the Surface out of the water until long after the dog and pony show of MSFT recreating itself as a fabulous, “magical”, hardware company. Talk about stifling competition…

    • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

      Does the Surface actually exist yet as a consumer-purchasable device, or is it still just a scare-tactic prototype to make OEMs work harder?

      • pawhite524

        Point taken!