A few days ago outgoing Nokia Chairman Jorma Ollila seemed to make it clear that Nokia will soon be launching a range of tablets, saying â€œTablets are an important one, so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors [handset designs] in the future.â€
Now a Nokia spokesperson, has clarified that these statements did not constitute a promise of future products.
â€œWhat Mr. Ollila said has been misconstrued a bit â€¦â€ the spokesperson Keith Nowak told eWEEK. â€œAs we have been saying, we are watching the space with interest, but have made no announcements regarding a tablet product.â€
As far back as November 2011 the head of Nokia France has confirmed Nokia will be luanching a Windows 8 tablet and as recently as March 2012 a Digitimes report has stated that Nokia plans to launch a Windows 8 tablet in Q4 2012.
Nokia is however running into significant financial troubled waters, and many commentators have expressed the feeling that tablets would be a distraction and drain on resources for the company when it should be working full steam at increasing its volume of Windows Phone handsets shipped.
Do our readers think Nokiaâ€™s tablet plans may have been cancelled, or should they go full steam ahead? Let us know below.
Thanks q8phantom for the tip.