Sure, Nokia's making a tablet. But what's it going to run? Windows Phone 7? Windows 7? Meego? Symbian? Android? Bueller? Whatever they choose, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop wants to take their sweet time getting it right: "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. Our team right now is assessing what's the right tablet strategy for Nokia."
Elop added that "there are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace, only one of them is doing really well. And, my challenge to the team is I don't wanna be the 201st tablet on the market that you can't tell from all of the others. We have to take a uniquely Nokia prospective."
Sounds like they've got a healthy idea of wanting to be different, and I realize we've got a whole new Nokia this year who may be wanting to try a new approach. I can't help but remember the last time Nokia tried something like this with the Booklet 3G, and how the market fell around them not much later. Slow and steady often wins the race Nokia, but carefully you don't actually miss the race. [YLE via via Engadget]