CEO confirms Nokia has no plans to enter the tablet market

Stephen Elop speaks openly on Nokia's current lack of ambition to enter the tablet race

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has reiterated the company's plans to target a strong footing within the smartphone market stating no plans for tablets

In a frank and open interview Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has revealed the Finnish phone manufacturer has no current plans to enter the tablet race.

With a number it's key smartphone competitors headlining the tablet market with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Xoom 2, HTC Flyer and of course the Apple iPad 2, Elop has revealed Nokia remains happy to watch from the sidelines and focus its efforts on its new partnership with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS and its latest attempt to tackle the smartphone scene.

"Nokia does not have an exact plan, but we are studying the markets carefully," Elop said of the tablet sector whilst talking with Finnish Television outlet YLE. He added: "Perhaps we will come [to market] one day."

Nokia Lumia 800 Features

Unveiled back in October Nokia's first WP7 collaboration handset, the Nokia Lumia 800, has made waves in the smartphone scene with its 1.4GHz single-core CPU innards combining with a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel rear mounted camera with Carl Zeiss lens and 720p HD video recording capabilities for an all round impressive offering.

Would a Nokia branded tablet alter the balance of the tablet market or land as yet another half hearty also ran? Let us know what you think via the comments box below.

Via: TechRadar