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Nokia CEO: We're Exploring Laptops

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Feb 25, 2009, 3:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Speaking in an interview with a Finnish publication, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that the company was considering entering the laptop market. In response to a question about laptops, Kallasvuo said, "We are looking very actively also at this opportunity." Nokia is the world's largest maker of mobile phones, and also has a series of Internet tablets that are used for Web browsing. Laptops would be a completely new type of business for Nokia to enter. Kallasvuo didn't expound on what systems or types of laptops the company would make.

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Slammer

Mar 1, 2009, 10:11 AM

This would be a very risky move

There are definitely Pros and Cons to this move that pique my interest. The Pro that stands out is possibly a new OS for the PC industry. This Pro however, contradicts The major Con that especially stands out. It is the fact that the PC market has been tanking. It brings to light that major PC makers such as Dell,Acer,Toshiba and others are subsequently entering the Smartphone or "Mini PC" arena to be competitive with the future. So my question would be:

Why should Nokia seek to make a move toward a hurting industry that otherwise is moving in the direction that they(Nokia) already have a substantial footprint in?
japhy

Feb 26, 2009, 1:52 PM

Waittaminnit - this could be Huge...

Depending on their product strategy, Nokia could fill/create a whole new niche of laptops/tablets/netbooks running specifically customized versions of Linux. So far, the majority of laptops are specifically designed with Windows in mind, with Linux available as an option, but not really something that works quite as well. Yes, there's been a few dabblings into Linux, but it's all been on hardware that serves a dual purpose of being Windows (Vista, or more commonly, XP) with a Linux option.

What Nokia could do is design the way Apple does: write the OS and software specifically for a very limited set of harware parameters. But: use an Open Source core so that there's a range of progams that could be easily ported in. Basically, a more c...
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What you just discribed is what ANY company could/should do. Nokia included. That could be a huge thing for Nokia....or anyone else that steps up and risks such a project.

Hell, HTC could turn around and do this....
NokiaGoth

Feb 25, 2009, 6:44 PM

Interesting and excited-for real

I'm excited about this prospect. and can't wait to see what Nokia comes up with. unlike the previous post i seriously am excited about this. who knows what this could lead into.



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NokiaGoth said:
I'm excited about this prospect. and can't wait to see what Nokia comes up with. unlike the previous post i seriously am excited about this. who knows what this could lead into.



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I'm cool too!!!



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murmermer

Feb 25, 2009, 5:37 PM

Hurray!!

not really though
murmermer said:
not really though

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