Nokia orders 100,000 Booklet 3G netbooks from Compal
Nokia sells hundreds of thousands of smartphones per day, but will it manage to sell as many netbooks, too?
Most probably not – not in the near future at least. However, the Finnish company hopes to sell 100,000 Booklet 3Gs pretty soon, as it has just ordered them from Compal, the well-known Taiwanese ODM.
According to DigiTimes, the 100,000 netbooks should be shipped to Nokia by the end of 2009. Reportedly, panels for Nokia’s Booklet 3G will be supplied by Chunghwa Picture Tubes and AU Optronics (AUO), while 3G modules should be supplied by Option Wireless Technology and, later on, by Huawei.
As already announced, the Nokia Booklet 3G will be available starting October, for €575 euro (about $818).
Meanwhile, check out our Nokia World 09 report if you want to see the Nokia Booklet 3G unboxed.