By Ingrid Lunden - Thu 20 Sep 2007 02:31 PM PST
Apparently Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) has placed an ODM order for Windows-based phones with Taiwanese handset maker HTC, according to a report in the Chinese-language Taiwan financial paper Commercial Times (via English-language The Unwired). If it's true, the news would be big on two levels: it would be Sony Ericsson's first major departure from the Symbian platform it has championed and invested in; and it would apparently be HTC's first deal with a tier-one manufacturer. The report, which did not cite its sources, said that SE would market the phones in the second half of 2008; and that the volume of phones shipped is expected to exceed one million units, accounting for between ten and twenty percent of HTC's total shipments projection for 2008.
21 septembre 2007