Stephen Elop, the CEO of the troubled Finnish cell phone company Nokia, has speculated that the business may start manufacturing tablets that run Windows 8.
The move would be a logical next step for Nokia, which currently has all of its eggs in one basket and is making smartphones that exclusively run Windows Phone – such as their Lumia series.
Nothing is concrete yet, however, and Elop did concede that any tablets that are made by Nokia could run the Android operating system as an alternative.
As reported elsewhere on this blog, Elop’s decision to follow Microsoft could be astute. A recent survey of professionals suggests that the vast majority of people want to obtain a Windows tablet for use during the working week, which suggests that the market believe that Microsoft’s operating system boosts productivity compared to the iPad. Watch this space.