Compal expects 20% sequential increase in smartphone orders mainly thanks to Nokia’s WP Tango devices
Compal Communications is one of the world’s major mobile device makers (if you include laptops alongside smartphones and tablets in that definition). The Taiwanese company has announced that it expects to see a 20% growth in the first quarter of 2012 smartphone shipments compared to Q4 2011.
That will be thanks to increased orders from Nokia, Lenovo, and Motorola. The latter two companies are using Compal to manufacture some Android-based offerings.
Nokia, however, is expected to tap Compal to make its upcoming smartphones running Windows Phone Tango, an operating system version that will apparently be officially announced by Microsoft at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
Windows Phone Tango has been rumored to bring support for lower-end smartphone designs to the Windows Phone world, and should help Nokia introduce its Windows Phones to emerging markets.