Asustek 3G strategy: Intel out, EMP in

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Asustek 3G strategy: Intel out, EMP in

Asustek Computer will begin shipping third-generation (3G) smartphones based on Intel’s mobile platform to European telecom service providers including Vodafone and O2 in the fourth quarter of this year, but these will be the last Asustek 3G smartphones based on Intel’s platform, according to industry sources.

Asustek has decided to switch from adopting Intel’s 3G platform to Ericsson’s Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP) for its third-generation (3G) handset lineup, and Asustek has had a partnership agreement with Ericsson since late in 2005, the sources explained.

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