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Nokia has no new tablet announcements, despite reports

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 May 2012 16:31

Nokia has no new tablet announcements, despite reports Chairman's comments were "misconstrued", Nokia says.
Outgoing Chairman at Nokia, Jorma Ollila, had suggested to the Financial Times that Nokia was currently working to bring out new tablet PCs, along with tablet-smartphone hybrids. The FT article was reported around the tech world, but Nokia wants it to be clear that the company is just watching the space.

"Tablets are an important one, so that is being looked into, and there will be different hybrids, different form factors in the future," Reuters also reported Ollila as saying.

Speaking to eWEEK, a Nokia spokesperson wanted to make it clear. "What Mr. Ollila said has been misconstrued a bit," said Nokia spokesman Keith Nowak. "As we have been saying, we are watching the space with interest, but have made no announcements regarding a tablet product."

Ollila is preparing to hand over the role of chairman to Risto Siilasmaa, a Finnish entrepreneur, after spending 27 years with the company.

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