This news tip is so hot, it isn’t even on the internet. Fresh from my friend’s wire service subscribption to Bloomberg:
BLOOMBERG News (BN) Date: Jun 24 2009 2:26:38 Nokia Orders Compal, Quanta Netbooks, Commercial Times Says
By Chinmei Sung
June 24 (Bloomberg) — Nokia Oyj ordered netbook computers from Quanta Computer Inc. and Compal Electronics Inc., the Commercial Times reported, without saying where it got the information.
The Quanta netbook will use Intel Corp.’s Atom chip and will go on sale in the third quarter at the earliest, the Taipei-based, Chinese-language newspaper said.
Compal will make the so-called smartbook computer for Nokia using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon chip, the newspaper said.
Nokia is the world’s biggest mobile phone maker. Taiwan- based Quanta and Compal are the world’s two-biggest makers of laptop computers.
More as it develops!