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Nokia looks to enter netbook market

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2009 15:36 User comments (2)

Nokia looks to enter netbook market Nokia's CEO announced last week that his company is seriously considering entering the netbook market. Although there have been rumors of such a move since last year, this is the first time a company executive has confirmed them publicly.
Reports have Nokia probably working with a Taiwanese manufacturer to jointly design the platform, based either on the Intel Atom or Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.

"All leading mobile network operators and retailers are adding connected notebooks and netbooks to their portfolios alongside mobile phones," said Ben Wood, research director at CCS Insight. "On this basis it comes as no surprise that Nokia is evaluating this segment."

In recent yeas there has been considerable overlap in the roles smartphones and netbooks play. It seems sensible for the world's number one smartphone maker to have a presence in both markets.

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2 user comments

11.3.2009 16:27

I wonder how much they got paid to add the "number one" comment ;p

I jest, Good to see Nokia doing something useful for a change.

21.3.2009 16:55

I'd buy one...

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