Could Nokia be readying an iPad-busting tablet?
It looks as though Nokia are getting ready to join in the tablet computing mayhem that has been sparked off by the launch of the iPad – and they’ve got their very own rootin’ tootin’ operating system to power their device with.
But that could prove to be a hindrance rather than a help with the iPhone OS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows 7 already there for developers to work with. Unless it’s red hot, Nokia’s MeeGo could wind up being ignored like the weird kid at school who used to make gagging noises whenever it was time to do long division.
TheStreet.com have reported that Nokia have teamed up with Intel for manufacture of the new tablet, with a possible release date of Autumn 2010 planned.
But Nokia haven’t exactly set the smartphone market alight, and the release of a half-arsed tablet could be another nail in their coffin, as other players step in and dominate.
It’s all looking a bit grim for the Finnish mobile giants to be honest. Any Nokia apologists out there who’d care to make a case for them…?