Nokia Getting Into The Laptop Market

Posted Feb 27, 2009

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.

[via IW]