It looks like Acer is not at all worried about Nokia’s foray into the netbook market.
Digitimes today reports that Acer chairman, JT Wang has said that the company is not concerned about the possible entrance of Nokia in the netbook market, however not for the reasons you’d think.
Our first assumption was that there are already so many netbooks out there, getting a bee in your bonnet about one more offering from a company who has never made computers before is kind of silly. However, Wang has said it is because PC vendors will have the advantage when competing for telecom providers' orders.
According to DT, Wang pointed out that while, PC vendors are still unable to compete against handset vendors over their long-term partnerships with telecom providers, netbooks are attracting consumers to start using 3G services and he believes PC vendors' partnerships with telecom providers will catch up to handset vendors within a year.
With Nokia rumored to launch a netbook before the year is out, we won’t have to wait long to see if the company has come up with something that Acer needs to worry about