April 13, 2009 at 10:40 am
Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is currently in talks with Nokia to manufacture an upcoming netbook according to Digitimes. Talks are expected to be concluded by the end of June. This would go against recent reports that suggest Nokia is talking to Foxconn to enter the netbook segment. Maybe Nokia are hedging their bets and looking for the best deal? Either way, these Nokia netbook rumours are starting to intensify.
ECS’ main business is in manufacturing motherboards, but has also moved into notebooks too. According to the same report, ECS has recently won an order to manufacture branded netbooks for a Taiwanese telecom provide called Far EasTone Telecommunications. These netbooks are expected to appear by the third quarter this year.