Tablet PC is one of the hottest products in today’s technology world. No doubt, Apple iPad has revolutionized the market which once looked to be on the verge of getting extinct. It is pretty much clear that Apple would remain the leader in the market at least for the next 2 or 3 years, unless any company got the level of success which Asus experienced with its EEE PC in the netbook market. However, that does not mean that companies would stop entering the tablet market in the near future.
Now, let’s come to the point. Nokia is still the leader in the mobile phone market in terms of market share, though it has faced fierce competition recently from the Android-based smartphones. That is the reason the Finish handset maker has recently tied up with Microsoft’s Windows 7 platform. Here, the question is if Nokia would be lured to join the Tablet PC market considering increasing popularity of the tablet PC market.
Well, there is no indication Nokia would jump into the tablet PC market as of now, but what if they start to think that they can potentially expand their business in a market which requires almost similar infrastructure that they already have in their mobile phone business. Nokia may still be the leader in the mobile phone market, but they arrived the smartphone market some latter and thus lost some space to the competing companies like Samsung, HTC etc.
So, it seems Nokia would not like to do the same mistake again with the tablet PC market. They have already formed a partnership with Microsoft via Windows 7 OS and interestingly Microsoft is also planning to become stronger in the tablet market. So, Nokia and Microsoft could build a strong partnership in the tablet PC market assuming they have similar intention and aim in mind.