Looks like the netbook fever is taking over the world. Now it’s Nokia’s turn. There are widespread rumors about the world’s largest mobile phone company having talks with its Taiwanese partners about launching mobile computers/netbooks. Atleast it is sure that Nokia is looking seriously into the mobile computer market, and this comes direct from the company CEO. Why Taiwan? That’s because it is the ‘unofficial’ hub for all the top netbook manufacturers, so no surprises there.
As per Unwiredview.com, “Nokia is talking with several Taiwan netbook makers and EMS companies about possible cooperation in producing netbooks under the Nokia brand. And, contrary to Nokia’s traditional handset strategy, when only the actual manufacturing process is outsourced to OEMs, for netbooks Nokia is considering a joint design manufacturing (JDM) approach“. It has also been reported that Nokia’s netbook manufacturing partners would likely be Compal and Foxconn.