Stephen Elop swung into Sydney yesterday to talk to important people about important things. While he was here, however, he gave indications that Nokia might still make a Lumia tablet.
After saying some nonsense about different form factors, Elop said that the company is considering jumping into the tablet market.
Reports the AFR:
We haven’t announced tablets at this point, but it is something we are clearly looking at very closely. We are studying very closely the market right now as Microsoft has introduced the Surface tablet, so we are trying to learn from that and understand what the right way to participate would be and at what point in time.
If the timeline of the Surface is anything to go by, we should see a Lumia tablet some time in the next decade.
More interestingly, Elop said that the mythical Lumia tablet may even run Android of all things, but said he’s wary of the company’s existing Windows ecosystem:
We would consider any option [Android or Windows] … It is important to note that the opportunity for companionship is something that any user is looking for. So, when you think about the Lumia 920, running on Windows phone, having a Windows tablet or PC or Xbox is something that will give us the opportunity to have a pretty integrated experience. Our first focus on what we look at is clearly in the Microsoft side.
Head over to read more of Elop’s wisdom over at AFR.
What would you want out of a Lumia tablet? [Australian Financial Review]