Nokia to enter netbook market

Posted on Monday, Aug 24 2009 @ 04:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo confirmed the Finnish phone giant is planning to enter the netbook market:
"The PC and the mobile will continue to come closer and merge. A lot of opportunity can be seen in this converged area. […] We at Nokia is actively looking at this converged market. We are looking at the netbook market to see what kind of opportunity is there," said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the chief executive of Nokia, said, reports The Economic Times.

According to earlier reports, in Q3 2009 Nokia plans to unveil Intel Atom-based netbook as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered smartbook. Quanta will produce the netbook, whereas Compal will manufacture the smartbook for Nokia.


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