Nokia lost its spot as the world's top phone manufacturer to Samsung last week, but according to an interview with the Financial Times, it's got a plan to get back on track: Hybrids.
The obvious question is, well, just what the hell does that mean? Former Nokia Chairman Jorma Ollila, who spoke with FT, didn't give any specifics. There are a few logical guesses: Most likely it'll be some version of the tablet/PC hybrid Windows 8 wants to make its bones on. Or Nokia could be looking at more handsets like the Nokia 808 PureView, with its gigantic 41-megapixel camera. Part phone, part massive camera sensor. Or it could always mean Nokia's very own Galaxy Note-like phablet. But hopefully not.
Nokia threw its lot in with Windows Phone—and Windows 8 tablet-side—last year, and its Lumia line has done fairly well so far. But Windows 8 is going to set Nokia on a collision course with competitors it hasn't run into before. Some of whom might have similar notions, like Lenovo with its Yoga laptop/tablet hybrid. We hope Elop and Co. pull off something great. Elop Elop Elop. [Financial Times via Register]