According to the TheStreet.com, it is rumoured that Nokia (stock quote: NOK) has already engaged Taiwan’s Foxconn (富士康)to manufacture netbook. Foxconn (富士康) is the trade name of the Taiwan based firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Ltd.) (stock quote: HHPD). Foxconn is the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide, and mainly manufactures or original design manufactures (ODM) for other companies.
I have mentioned in my previous blog post that it is not impossible for Nokia to enter the netbook market. (Blog post: WOW! NOKIA LAPTOP! SOUNDS COOL BUT…) It made perfect sense for Nokia to work with Foxconn to produce computing devices. However, is it really so simple that Nokia is going to netbook market, the one flooded with competitors?
Foxconn has produced the Mac mini, the iPod and the iPhone for Apple Computer; Intel-branded motherboards for Intel Corp.; various orders for American computer retailers Dell, Inc. and Hewlett Packard; the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3for Sony; the Wii for Nintendo;the Xbox 360 for Microsoft, cell phones for Motorola, and the Amazon Kindle.