Nokia has reportedly moved forward with its agreement with Taiwanese original device manufacturer (ODM) Compal to begin the production of 2 million Nokia Windows Phone smartphones that are expected to be delivered in September.
Details of the order are scarce but Dan Nystedt, IDG Technology journalist in Taiwan, tweeted the news, confirming that Nokia had made an order for its new Windows Phone Mango smartphones, which are expected to go on sale in October.
In June, Digitimes reported that the Finnish mobile giant had secured a deal with Compal, noting that shipments would begin in the fourth quarter. Unwired View reports that Nokia has worked with the Taiwanese manufacturer before, partnering to create the Booklet 3G device, a netbook that wasn’t a commercial success.
Microsoft signed a deal with Compal earlier in the year for the use of Windows Phone 7, adding the company to licensees including HTC, Samsung, LG, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE and other brands.