Nokia to launch Windows tablet mid-2012: Report

Cellphone maker Nokia plans to launch a tablet that runs on Microsoft`s Windows operating system in the summer of 2012, the head of Nokia France told Les Echos newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2011, 13:45 PM IST

Paris: Cellphone maker Nokia plans to launch a tablet that runs on Microsoft`s Windows operating system in the summer of 2012, the head of Nokia France told Les Echos newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

Nokia has said using Microsoft Windows 8 for tablets could be an interesting opportunity for the company but it has not yet unveiled any launch plans.

The tablet would compete with Apple`s iPad.

"In June 2012, we will have a tablet that runs on Windows 8," Paul Amsellem told the newspaper.

When asked to comment on the report a Nokia spokesman said: "We have not announced any specific plans as it relates to tablets."

Nokia last month unveiled two sleek new Microsoft Windows phones in time for Christmas, a first step in the ailing cellphone maker`s fightback against Apple and Google.

Bureau Report