Nokia said yesterday they're eying to make an entry into the laptop market, and today DigiTimes has a bit more details about the new move from world's largest phone maker. The site claims Nokia is looking for Taiwanese partners for a possible entry into the netbook market, Compal and Foxconn are said to be the most likely candidates.
According to the report, Nokia is considering to use either the Intel Atom or Qualcomm Snapdragon platform:
Contrary to Nokia's strategy of outsourcing mostly OEM orders for its handset business, the company is considering a joint design manufacture (JDM) strategy for its netbook products, the sources noted.
Nokia currently has not yet decided whether to adopt Intel's Atom and Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform for its netbook, but since both Compal and Foxconn are capable of manufacturing netbooks based on either platform, the choice of platform should not influence the company's choice of partner.