Remember back in February when Nokia’s CEO went on the record saying they were “looking very actively” at pushing out some Nokia-branded laptops? It looks like they may have moved past the “looking” stage.
According to TheStreet‘s unnamed sources, Nokia has partnered with Taiwanese super-manufacturer Foxconn for their laptop (or, as we postulated before, their netbook) endeavors. Never heard of them? Look around your house. Got a PS2, PS3, Wii, 360, Kindle, Mac Mini, iPhone, or any one of countless other electronic goodies? It came out of a Foxconn plant.
If Nokia’s laptop is indeed a netbook, the move makes sense; netbook profit margins are about as slim as they come, so going with one of the masters of mass production is probably a better idea than going at it alone.