Compal shipping first of 2 million phones to Nokia in September

Back in June, we found out that Taiwanese company Compal Electronics, Inc. signed on to be an ODM of WP7 phones for Nokia.  Citing local media, Dan Nystedt, tech reporter for IDG in Taiwan, tweeted that Compal Communications will begin shipping WP7 handsets to Nokia starting in September.  Reports are that the first order for Q4 of this year is for a total of 2 million devices.  This means that consumers should be able to get their hands on the long-awaited Nokia line almost immediately after the Finnish company unveils them, which is expected to be at the Nokia World conference October 26-27. 

Compal was the first to break the news about Tango, which from what we can tell, will be a version of Windows Phone that is "all about Nokia" and thought to be geared to the lower price-point market.  This seems to be only one piece in the Nokia WP7 market, as Nokia will be doing some manufacturing of their own as well. If past output of up to 5 million Symbian devices in a quarter is any indicator, we could see a flood of Nokia-branded handsets come 2012.

Source: Dan Nystedt; Via: UnwiredView

Seth Brodeur