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Nokia Starts Ramping Up Handset Components Orders

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Fresh from its takeover by Microsoft, Nokia has started placing increased orders for handset components, at the lower end of the smartphone market.

Panel makers Japan Display, Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) as well as touch panel makers Wintek and GIS are seeing increased orders, industry sources have told DigiTimes

They suggest that Nokia aims to extend its influence in the handset market by offering low-priced handsets for sale in emerging markets and in China market. Within China, they see the local low-cost Android developers as being Nokia's largest competitors.

Nokia will also push mid-range and high-end units as well, with Japan Display expected to supply Full HD and HD units while other panel makers will be repsonsible for qHD and WVGA units, the sources added.

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