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Foxconn, Compal & others snub Windows Phone 7 over licensing fees

Foxconn, Compal & others snub Windows Phone 7 over licensing fees

The spectre of Windows Mobile may haunt more than just consumers; Microsoft is apparently also facing apathy from handset manufacturers in Taiwan, reluctant to pay the company's licensing fees for Windows Phone 7.  According to DigiTimes, Foxconn, Compal Communications, Pegatron Technology, Qisda, Inventec, Inventec Appliances and Arima Communications have all shifted their R&D investment to Android and are reluctant to move it back.

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CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4 2010 rumors resurface

CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4 2010 rumors resurface

The iPhone 4 launch gave us little respite from the persistent rumors that Apple is working on a CDMA version of the smartphone for Verizon, and sure enough here's another set of mysterious "sources from component makers" tipping imminent EVDO iPhones.  According to DigiTimes, Pegatron is currently manufacturing CDMA iPhone 4 units in their Shanghai production facilities, with the handsets set to begin shipping to Apple in Q4 2010.

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CDMA iPhone orders placed with Pegatron?

CDMA iPhone orders placed with Pegatron?

The possibility of a Verizon iPhone gains, if not a shot in the arm, then at least another layer of rumor and speculation this morning, with DigiTimes reporting that Pegatron have clinched the contract to manufacture a CDMA version of the Apple smartphone.   According to their component maker sources, the company is eventually expected to produce 10m CDMA iPhones a year.

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Pegatron Smartbook caught in wild (again)

Pegatron Smartbook caught in wild (again)

We were only talking earlier on today about Pegatron's Smartbook plans, and then along comes Shanzai with a quick hands-on report with one of the company's first models.  There's no telling whether this is merely a prototype or something we'll see in Q1 2010 with a brand-name plastered across it, but we do know it was featured at ARM's "Technical Symposium 2009" in Taipei this week.

Multiple Smartbooks arriving in Q1 2010 claim Pegatron

Multiple Smartbooks arriving in Q1 2010 claim Pegatron

Having had a reasonably prolonged fondle with Quanta's Android Smartbook prototype yesterday, we're actually quite excited by the platform's prospects.  According to one of Pegatron's general business managers, we shouldn't have too long to wait, either; Jeremy Shu is claiming that the company has received orders from a number of clients for large volumes of Smartbooks, and he expects them to launch in Q1 2010 alongside carrier partnerships for the integrated 3G connectivity.

Pegatron Smartbook out-slims skinny Eee PC

Pegatron Smartbook out-slims skinny Eee PC

Pegatron's Smartbook prototype has made another appearance, this time squaring up to one of ASUS' Eee PC models in order to flaunt its slender chassis.  The Smartbook - here in touching, emotionally-available, secure-in-its-own-masculinity pink - is considerably thinner than a netbook (the 1005HA) that until now has helped lead the pack in terms of slimline scale, and it's not an unfair battery comparison either.  The Pegatron may only have a 2-cell, 4,400mAh battery, but thanks to the low-voltage components inside it's rated for around eight hours runtime.

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