Taiwan handset makers reluctant to develop Intel MID products

  • Intel has been soliciting Taiwan handset makers for cooperation on MID (mobile Internet device) products, but most makers, with the exception of High Tech Computer (HTC) and Qisda (the parent company of BenQ), are still reluctant to join with Intel due to limited prospects for MID products in the near future, according to sources at Taiwan-based handset makers. Following HTC's forthcoming Microsoft Windows Vista-based Shift UMPC (ultra-mobile PC), the company is keen on the development of new products utilizing its R&D capability for PC and communications products and is expected to roll out pure MID devices in the future, the sources noted.

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