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Design chief says Nokia is planning to re-enter the tablet market

In a comment that should neither surprise nor excite anyone, Nokia's design chief Marko Ahtisaar (pictured) told a Finnish magazine that the mobile giant is readying a tablet to take on the iPad -- and every other tablet that is taking on the iPad.Ahtisaar says he's spending about a third of his time working on the Nokia slate, which presumably would run Windows 8, given the cell phone company's partnership with Microsoft.
Written by Sean Portnoy, Contributor on

In a comment that should neither surprise nor excite anyone, Nokia's design chief Marko Ahtisaar (pictured) told a Finnish magazine that the mobile giant is readying a tablet to take on the iPad -- and every other tablet that is taking on the iPad.

Ahtisaar says he's spending about a third of his time working on the Nokia slate, which presumably would run Windows 8, given the cell phone company's partnership with Microsoft. Though he provided no specifics about the device, he says that Nokia will need to take a different approach than competitors to fight the iPad tidal wave. Nokia had previously released the N800 Internet Tablet series, to limited success.

What do you think that "different approach" would be? Do you have any interest in a Nokia tablet? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

[Via Reuters]

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