Quanta lands cellphone orders from HP
May 18, 2006
Quanta Computer Inc. recently announced it has obtained orders for the "iPAQ" cellphones from the U.S.-based Hewlett Packard Corp. for the first time ever.
Encouraged by the acquisition of the HP cellphone orders, Quanta has resolved to penetrate the smart-phone market around the world.
Besides Quanta, other makers like Compal Electronics Corp. and Inventec Corp. have also shown strong interest in pursuing the contract orders for iPAQ cellphones from HP. To secure the HP orders, Inventec has set up a cellphone unit.
Recently, HP introduced three brand-new iPAQ models for audio/video multimedia cellphones, which will be embedded with the latest Microsoft operating system known as Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 & MSFP, Direct Push Mail Ready.
The HP iPAQ cellphone line is divided into 6800 and 6900 models. Quanta has obtained the contract orders for the 6800-series cellphone while HTC Corp. landed the contract orders for the 6900-series.
To enhance competitiveness in the cellphone field, at the beginning of this year HP separated its handheld computer unit from its notebook computer department in an attempt to boost sales.
At present, HP's personal system subgroup is divided into four categories, including desktop computer, notebook computer, handheld computer, and workstation units.
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