We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Nokia to launch Apple iPad killer this year

Portable touchscreen device expected in autumn

Nokia is set to rival Apple's iPad by launching a new touchscreen tablet device this autumn.

Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman Renshaw told TheStreet.com that the Finnish mobile phone giant hopes the new tablet can compete with Apple's iPad and similar products like the HP Slate, the Dell Streak and Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-3.

Nokia could not be reached to comment on the report.

Kumar, told TheStreet.com that the tablet computer could be a key product for Nokia, which already has a long line of portable internet devices, including the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and the Booklet 3G netbook.

"Nokia hasn't fielded any breakaway products in years," Kumar said.

"This is a new window, and Nokia had better be at the starting gate if and when the product category takes off."

See also: Nokia sued by group of shareholders


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia