Nokia confirms interest in netbooks

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that the company is interested in the converged market of PCs and mobile phones--and specifically said the company is exploring the netbook market. Rumors have swirled for months about Nokia's intentions in the netbook market.

"The PC and the mobile will continue to come closer and merge," Kallasvuo told reporters in New Delhi, according to India's Economic Times. "A lot of opportunity can be seen in this converged area. We at Nokia [are] actively looking at this converged market. ... We are looking at the netbook market to see what kind of opportunity is there."

Nokia recently has been rumored to be looking to partner with Taiwanese computer makers Compal Electronics and Foxconn Electronics on a netbook design. The company was also rumored to be working on an ARM-based netbook running Google's Android platform for release in 2010.

Another possible outlet for Nokia is its partnership with Intel, which it struck in June. The two companies said they would work on a new class of mobile computing devices, but did not specify what types of products they would work on.  

For more:
- see this Economic Times article

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