At the Mobile World Congress that is currently underway in Barcelona, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop told the media that his company is happy with Microsoft’s Windows 7. Nokia is using this OS in its Lumia smartphones. According to him, Nokia is “looking very closely at what is coming out of Microsoft in terms of Windows 8”. Elop said that Nokia is very pleased with the consistency of the user experience that is coming from the Windows Phone.
He confirmed that they will be looking very carefully about the opportunities coming with Windows 8 on tablets, slates and PCs. This is not the first time there has been a talk about Nokia working on Windows 8 tablets. There were reports about Nokia head quarters in Russia receiving documents about Windows 8 tablets. Also back in November 2011, Paul Amsellem, Nokia’s GM in France told to French newspaper Les Echos that Nokia will have a Windows 8 tablet in June 2012. We are sure that this is not possible now, as it is highly unlikely that Windows 8 will be available by that time.
Tablets are not new to Nokia and they have previous models that ran on Symbian OS. But as Symbian is being winded up, Nokia might be working on finalizing a Windows 8 tablet. It might be counting on its ‘partnership’ with Microsoft to reclaim some of the market in the tablet/smartphone category it lost badly to Apple.
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