Forget the demand for such a product, but every CEO and his mom now want to be in the tablet race now that such a category has become an official reality. According to Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, Nokia may be talking to suppliers and design manufacturers over an upcoming tablet device.
The idea is not exactly ridiculous. My personal opinion is that you do not need an extra device simply to “consume media“. However, now that several hundred thousand iPads are reportedly sold, it also means the consumers have been officially sold to the concept of a media consumption device. And considering that these are still early days for the segment, Nokia – even if it looks apparently late, can still have an early mover advantage depending on what features it brings to the tablet and how it is positioned.
But it also needs to be noted that Nokia has not had a killer product in quite some time. Maybe it’s time to turn the table(t)s.[via The Street]