Nokia considers producing laptops

Nokia’s CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo claimed recently that the Finnish company plans on entering the portable PC biz, by launching a laptop, or more. We’ve heard such rumors in the past year, but this is the first time we’ve ever received official confirmation.
His reasons are clear, the functionality of the mobile phone and the PC are merging and common activities like accessing the Internet now happen on both devices. He said:
“We don’t have to look even for five years from now to see that what we know as a cellphone and what we know as a PC are in many ways converging … Today we have hundreds of millions of people who are having their first Internet experience on the phone. This is a good indication.”
Kallasvuo mentions that the PC-mobile convergence will take both devices and merge them into one, so Nokia can only adhere to the process, while major PC manufacturers like Acer enter the smartphone market. Acer launched no less than the 8 cellphones as it started competing with fellow PC manufacturing rivals HP and Lenovo, while proving that one market segment is never enough.
Will Nokia’s laptops rival the Eee PC series or rather compete with the MacBook Air?

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