ViewSonic to use Taiwanese/Chinese OEMs, launch handsets in Q3?


It was only yesterday that Viewsonic announced that they’d be dabbling in handset sales, and the rumors have already started. Cell phone gossip is becoming like celebrity gossip sans the sex tapes.

According to Digitimes’ always vague “industry sources” (whether that means someone close to the matter or some dude who bought a cellphone once, we’ll likely never know), ViewSonic is looking to OEM manufacturers in Taiwan or China to make their handsets. ViewSonic would still have a part in the development and their name would still grace the product at the end, but it’s looking a little less likely that the whole ordeal will be 100% in house.

The source also indicates a Q3 launch in China, with Europe and North America to follow.