Nokia to launch ARM smartbook next year
Now that Nokia has announced the Booklet 3G (its very first netbook), it’s clear that the Finnish company won’t stop here when it comes to devices of this kind.
DigiTimes quotes “Taiwan-based handset makers”, which say that Nokia is preparing to discuss with ODMs for the development of an ARM-based smartbook.
Said smartbook should be launched in mid-2010, and it will probably be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics, or Compal Electronics. Unfortunately, further details are currently missing.
As for the Booklet 3G (pictured above), the same Taiwanese sources say that the netbook will be produced by Compal. And, despite the fact that it will be showcased next week at Nokia World 2009, it may not be released this year, but in early 2010. Hopefully, this won’t happen.