Sony Ericsson has placed ODM handset orders for 2010 with Taiwan-based mobile phone manufacturers after the company released orders for only two models to its production partners in Taiwan in 2009.
According to Digitimes, “under the new production contracts, Sony Ericsson will have Arima Communications and Chi Mei Communication Systems produce at least two to three models.”
The orders apply for the production of the entry-level models. However, it will be the first time for Sony Ericsson to release the Walkman series to Taiwan makers. Previous cooperation focused on production of the J-, R-, T- and S-series.
Additionally, Digitimes informs that Sony Ericsson will probably issue orders for touch-enable EDGE handsets to Taiwan makers in the near future.