A Nokia spokesperson came out to clarify Jorma Ollila’s statement from last week, denying the fact that the Finnish company is currently working on a tablet device with Windows 8.
Last week Nokia’s chairman, Jorma Ollila, claimed that the company acknowledged the importance of tablets in today’s industry and that Nokia will be releasing Windows 8 hybrid devices.
Although the term hybrid was not explained at the time, it most likely implied a handset that will accomplish both phone and tablet purposes, such as the Galaxy Note.
Keith Nowak, spokesman for Nokia, shed some light on the situation: “What Mr. Ollila said has been misconstrued a bit…As we have been saying, we are watching the space with interest, but have made no announcements regarding a tablet product.”
Word of a Nokia tablet has been circulating amongst techies since last year, when the head of Nokia France confirmed that the company will indeed launch a Windows 8 slate.
Nowak’s intervention came not to contradict this statement, but more to complete it with the fact that there’s no actual concept to be announced yet. Once Windows 8 launches, a wide range of manufacturers are going to launch a tablet device with the new operating system.
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