Is Nokia Gearing Itself Up for a Future Slate?
According to the CEO of the Finland-based mobile phone corporation, Stephen Elop, there are currently no specific and concrete plans of launching a tablet with their brand as yet. However, as to whether there are plans for the future, Elop sounds ambiguous.
In an interview at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Elop noted that people want a “uniformity of experience” in their devices, whether they be mobile phones, tablet PCs, laptops, or gaming consoles.
He conceded, however, that Nokia cannot possibly handle each and every aspect of our digital life, but he hinted at some future partnership with those who are already working in these fields.
Elop moreover commented on Microsoft’s Metro user interface, which received great attention at the CES. Metro UI is the new design language based on typography that Microsoft developers have created for their new products such as the Windows 8 OS.
The Nokia CEO praised Microsoft’s introduction of the new user interface at along with its live tiles feature during the technology tradeshow, calling the effort as having a synergy. He further went on to say that Nokia is interested in what Microsoft is doing.
Nonetheless, Elop still kept silent about whether there might be a future partnership between the two companies.