Finnish handset maker Nokia may opt for an operating system that isn’t made by Microsoft for its forthcoming tablet, according to a report.
However, Nokia is still not sure which operating system it should use for its tablet, said Reuters, quoting sources. The company is still exploring numerous options for its tablets, which means Microsoft may still have a chance.
Nokia has already said that its upcoming smartphones will run Window Phone 7 operating system.
But Windows Phone 7 is meant for phones and not tablet computers, according to Microsoft.
And the tablet operating system of Microsoft, Windows 8, is expected to come only in 2012.
Another problem for Nokia is that its Symbian and MeeGo platforms do not seem rock solid because they lack a developer ecosystem.
A bit of good news, in the meanwhile, is that Nokia has filed a patent for two tablets in the USA. Both the designs are full touch, but look different from each other.