Nokia CEO Elop: Our tablet must be ‘uniquely Nokia’

“Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the company is not going to rush a tablet to market just to join in the device cavalcade, and will instead focus on ensuring that the device has a ‘uniquely Nokia perspective,'” Phil Goldstein reports for FierceWireless. “‘We could take advantage of Microsoft technology and software, and build a Windows-oriented tablet, or we could do things with some of the other software assets that we have,'” Elop said. ‘Our team right now is assessing what’s the right tablet strategy for Nokia.'”

MacDailyNews Take: So-called team sits around Espoo conference room table staring blankly at each other. Several long minutes pass. One finally pipes up, “You’ve got to be fscking kidding me.”

Goldstein reports, “Microsoft has not indicated that it intends to make Windows Phone 7 work on tablets; Nokia still has access to MeeGo software and intends to release one MeeGo device this year.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: In order for a tablet to be uniquely Nokia, it would have to feature antiquated software, an indecipherable user interface, be shaped like a candy bar, made out of grayish/silver plastic, require a stylus, and sell no more than 32 total units in the U.S.A.

36 Comments

  1. You have to give him credit for that statement. So often we complain about the fake iPad makers. I hope Nokia does make something uniquely Nokia. First, they have to develop their own OS and NOT be another Android clone or Windows disaster.

    1. When Nokia finally makes up its mind, Apple will have moved beyond the iPad to the next great thing. Elop will be quoted as saying, “We certainly didn’t see that coming!” Ballmer will throw another couple of chairs and tell investors that the iPad was another rounding error, proving he’s a roundhead in a room full of cavaliers.

  2. “In order for a tablet to be uniquely Nokia, it would have to feature antiquated software, an indecipherable user interface, be shaped like a candy bar, made out of grayish/silver plastic, require a stylus, and sell no more than 32 total units in the U.S.A.”

    Exactly what i thought when i clicked the article.

  3. Why do they think they even need to be in the computer/tablet business? They are struggling doing a decent “smartphone”. Get that right and then may worry about going into something else. And supporting two totally different operating systems is crazy. Oh well, guess this is why I don’t get paid the big bucks.

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