Nokia CEO hints at making Windows tablet

Nokia’s chief executive officer (CEO) Stephen Elop has revealed the Finnish phone maker is interested in entering the tablet market.
Speaking to reporters in Sydney, the company head said although Nokia is not close to announcing anything just yet, it is watching the growing tablet space “very closely”.
He told the Australian Financial Review the corporation is trying to learn from Microsoft’s introduction of the Surface tablet and understand what – and when – the right way to participate would be.
Mr Elop added: “It is the case that in the months and years ahead, you will see us broaden out the portfolio, which means pushing to lower and lower price points, in some cases smaller form factors and so forth.”
The CEO suggested that if such a product were to emerge from Nokia, it would run Microsoft’s Windows operating system, but he did mention there were benefits to the 7-inch screen size made popular by the Android platform.
Last week (February 1st), the Finnish company’s new Lumia 620 handset arrived in UK stores and is retailing at highly competitive prices, with O2 selling the phone on pay-as-you-go for just £150.