It refused to comment on remarks by Rodman Redshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, close to Nokia’s technology partners.
He said that Nokia was working with suppliers and design manufacturers on a touchscreen design to be ready as soon as this Autumn.
He said to TheStreet: “Nokia hasn’t fielded any breakaway products in years,” says Kumar. “This is a new window, and Nokia had better be at the starting gate if and when the product category takes off.”
It has done a little bit better in the netbook market though with the release of the Nokia Booklet 3G. Also Nokia still dominates the mobile phone market in general, with a huge market share over the rest.
It still unclear whether ‘in-between’ products like the iPad, marketed as between a mobile and a netbook, will be seen as a fad or a trend will that will last.