Impressions of Taiwan Mobile’s slimline W101

March 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Taiwan Mobile is shortly set to release the self-branded W101 netbook to help boost data subscription in light of falling voice usage. Mobile01 managed to get a closer look at the netbook, which is manufactured by Royaltek, and impressions are definitely favourable. One would expect that a self-branded netbook may not sit on the same ground as the more established players. However it looks as though it will be able to carry its own. Whilst many have not heard of Royaltek, it is a joint venture between two industry heavyweights – Quanta and an Acer subsidiary called E-Ten. Read more

Quanta to manufacture Vodafone-branded netbooks

March 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

W101Vodafone may be about to launch its own branded netbooks in Europe manufactured by Quanta according to Taiwan Mobile is set to do something similar with RoyalTek (a joint venture between Quanta Computer and Acer’s mobile phone manufacturing subsidiary E-Ten). Taiwan Mobile, the nation’s second-biggest telecom operator, is looking to boost data subscription in the face of falling voice usage. “We have been looking into the netbook market for a while. We decided to make our own line in light of satisfactory sales of Acer and Asustek’s models,” Taiwan Mobile’s COO Cliff Lai said recently. It would be no surprise to see European mobile operators doing something similar to gain market share.

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