Clevo signs ODM deal with Portuguese wireless carrier

March 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Clevo, a Taiwanese notebook/netbook manufacturer, has revealed that it is forecasting to ship 1.7 million notebooks & netbooks in 2009, a rise of 13 percent from last year. Of this number it expects 300,000 global netbook shipments, following a large ODM (original design manufacturer) order from a Portuguese wireless carrier. An ODM is a company which manufactures a product which ultimately will be branded by another firm for sale. This move by the as yet unnamed Portuguese wireless carrier highlights a growing trend by mobile operators to boost subscriber growth by providing self-branded netbooks. This is what Taiwan Mobile is doing and rumours suggest that Vodafone may be doing the same in Europe. Clevo formally introduced its M810L netbook at CeBIT last week and certainly wins points for trying to differentiate itself in terms of design.

Clevo M810L offers a different netbook style

March 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Clevo M810LWhilst Clevo’s M810L netbook first came to light at the end of last year, it was formally showcased at CeBIT last week. Thankfully, it does not look like almost every netbook model out there and has some design cues of its own. Gone are the curves found on most netbooks today, with the M810L sporting a more ‘cubic’ look. It is this design that The Inq referred to it as a book-end (in the best way possible mind). It’s reasonably light at 1.2kg and only 1.1 inches thick. Specs-wise, however, the M810L doesn’t really stand out. It sports a 10.1-inch (1024 x 576) screen, is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU/945GSE chipset and supports up to 2GB RAM. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, 1.3MP webcam and optional 3G support. The M810L is set to launch at the end of this month although no price point has been released thus far. More pics after the jump.

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