Nokia Z500 MeeGo Tablet leaked by Nokia themselves [Rumors say it’ll never come out]

With Apple’s iPad taking the world by storm, and with more operators signing on board to offer it to consumers, the tablet market has officially taken off. You know what that means, right? Competition. Samsung, with their Galaxy Tab, has tried to enter the spotlight, but reviews are mixed, especially since Google themselves are saying that Android is not optimized for tablet form factor devices at all. That will probably change with the next major version of Android, Gingerbread, due to hit the market any time now. There’s also Chrome OS, but let’s not worry ourselves about that right now.

So what’s Nokia’s response? They are, after all, the largest mobile handset manufacturer, and they’ve historically tried to enter markets that didn’t quite suite them, just to see how consumers would react to buying yet another gadget, but with that famous brand name stamped on top. Anyone remember their poor attempt at cracking the netbook market with that overpriced, underpowered, beautiful, yet unloved computer called the Booklet? They don’t really like talking about that mistake, and a sequel is out of the question, which is why they’re going to try getting into tablets with a model known as the Z500. The name was accidentally published in Nokia’s very own Ovi Store and infamous Russian journalist Eldar Murtazin has confirmed that the product does indeed exist, but the Finnish firm is second guessing themselves as to whether or not they should bring it to the market.

Here’s my simple advice: stop trying to enter new markets when your market share in the business that puts food on the table is dropping like a rock. A tablet is a niche device for people with too much disposable income and a mild case of internet addiction. Feel free to research the space, build concepts, but the more people you can put to work on fixing MeeGo for mobile phones, the better.

[Via: Mobile Geek Inc.]

  • Guestillo

    “Here’s my simple advice: stop trying to enter new markets when your market share in the business that puts food on the table is dropping like a rock.”

    My simple advice for a blogger: stop repeating a reference to a figure which you have not checked yourself. No, it is not dropping like a rock, if dropping at all any more.

  • Anonymous

    You know that more resources doesn’t mean more productivity. Developing software isn’t like building cars: you can’t just build a second factory and get twice as much software. If you think Nokia isn’t already going full-steam-ahead on handset MeeGo you aren’t paying attention.

  • “Here’s my simple advice: stop trying to enter new markets when your market share in the business that puts food on the table is dropping like a rock.”

    And here’s mine: stop pretending you can manage a billionary company better then their managers… If you could, you woudn’t be just another tech blogger… Thanks.

  • Dadada

    “Here’s my simple advice: stop trying to enter new markets when your market share in the business that puts food on the table is dropping like a rock.”

    Never asks your stupid advices, asshole! Shut up your f***k!

  • Guest

    “A tablet is a niche device for people with too much disposable income and a mild case of internet addiction.”

    An Internet Tablet is a device pioneered by Nokia with the N770 in 2005, improved on with the N800, and refined again with the N810. You can’t “enter” a market which you created!

    Here’s my simple advice: stop promoting the Apple Think version of history, and stick with the facts!

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