Since Acer jumped into the smartphone market and Dell is looking to get into smartphones, Nokia is “actively looking” into getting into the laptop market. Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo stated this in an interview with a Finnish news program. Nokia is the leader in cell phone market currently by a large percentage, but they want to branch out further.
“We don’t have to look even for five years from now to see that what we know as a mobile phone and what we know as a PC are in many ways converging,” Kallasvuo said. “Today we have hundreds of millions of people who are having their first Internet experience on the phone. This is a good indication.”
Mobile phones and PCs are constantly evolving and Nokia doesn’t want to miss the bandwagon on capitalizing on this. It is unlikely that Nokia will create high-end laptops like Apple’s MacBook line, but it is not far-fetched to say that Nokia may create netbooks. If Nokia can somehow leverage their user base of their mobile phone consumers to interconnect services with Nokia-branded laptops, we could see some interesting results.