On October 22 premier news blog DigitalOlympus.com comments on recent reuters.com news story by Matt Smith published on October 22 on reuters.com regarding Nokia’s roll out of its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will constitute part of Microsoft's global attempt to become a foremost player in consumer devices when it acquires the Finnish firm’s handset business.
According to the reuters.com news article the Lumia 2520 tablet, and the Lumia 1320 and 1520 phones are part of the last products Nokia designed prior to its decision to sell the devices unit to Microsoft in in a transaction that would be finalized in the first quarter of 2014.
“The move by Nokia to unveil its first tablets and large-screen smartphones may turn out to be a step that will benefit Microsoft in the long run,” says DigitalOlympus.com principal researcher Josh Cole. “The new devices will also be an inclusion to existing devices for firms that specialize in phones systems.”
The reuters.com news report further points that Nokia, a former global leader in phones, arrived late to the smartphones party and has battled to contend with Apple and Samsung who controls the increasingly saturated market for large-screen smartphones, regarded as phablets. The Lumia tablet which is designed with a 10-inch screen will also face stiff rivalry from devices like Apple, which is anticipated to launch slimmer, faster iPads on Tuesday.
In a statement following the report, DigitalOlympus.com spokesperson suggested that Nokia and Microsoft can do their best to find a niche in the market that will enable them gain more market share. “Nokia can develop devices targeted at firms that specialize in business phones equipment.”
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