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Nokia’s ‘actively looking’ at entering the laptop business

So this is where all the rumours about Nokia launching it’s own platform are coming from, eh?

Reuters are reporting that Nokia’s top man, known to many as simply ‘O.P.K’, said in an interview yesterday:

“We are looking very actively also at this opportunity,” Kallasvuo said, when asked whether Nokia plans to make laptops.

Well then.

Interesting. What do you think?

Are we talking glorified E90 in laptop form? Or do you think we’re talking revolution?

Could be exciting…

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14 replies on “Nokia’s ‘actively looking’ at entering the laptop business”

A netbook running Symbian or Android would be very nice. No more waiting for Windows to wake up and start working. Snapdragon is going to trash Atom in this market.

I reckon they should offer higher res TV out from NSeries (e.g. 640 X 480) – which those devices are capable of, and then Bluetooth mouse support in S60, and a clip on LCD screen, and together with bluetooth keyboards you have all the makings of a laptop – NSeries are easily powerful enough.

No need for a whole separate standalone laptop, they should leverage the compute power already in people’s pockets.

I like what Alex is saying. May not be a US/UK market device. Maybe something for countries where not everyone has one or two computers but have a handset. It could be a desktop not a laptop that interfaces with the handset.

Would it be wise of Nokia to chase an already bloated market in the current economic climate?

I would have thought Nokia would be trimming down in the slightly higher risk projects and concentrating on it's core business.

err, is everyone forgetting that Nokia already have a device that is sort of in this market – the N810.
Runs Linux (aright the customised Maemo distribution), is small, has connectivity, long(ish) battery life etc

Granted, it seems that the N810 is *too* small for the general public, but with Nokia's knowledge of ARM (and how to squeeze battery life while still keeping performance), and ARM showing off those netbooks at MWC, does not take a genius to join the dots

err, is everyone forgetting that Nokia already have a device that is sort of in this market – the N810.
Runs Linux (aright the customised Maemo distribution), is small, has connectivity, long(ish) battery life etc

Granted, it seems that the N810 is *too* small for the general public, but with Nokia's knowledge of ARM (and how to squeeze battery life while still keeping performance), and ARM showing off those netbooks at MWC, does not take a genius to join the dots

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