Earlier this year Nokia announced a partnership with Intel and it seemed any chance of an ARM-powered netbook from the company had just slipped away. However, today Digitimes cites Taiwan-based handset makes who say in addition to the recently announced 3G Booklet, Nokia will offer an ARM smartbook and soon settle ODM orders.
The rumors is in line with previous reports that said Nokia had ordered netbook shipments from both Quanta Computers Inc. and Compal Electronics Inc. At the time, the Quanta netbooks were said to be based on Intel’s Atom chip but the Compal netbooks were said to be ARM-powered.
Indeed, Digitimes sources specified that Nokia is likely to outsource the production to either Compal Electronics or Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).
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