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Taiwanese giant Acer is set to throw in its lot with Qualcomm, Nokia and LG Electronics to construct a combination personal computer and mobile telephony device, according to reports in Taipei. Acer Peripherals and major Compaq OEM Inventec have co-operated in the design of the devices, the first of which is scheduled to appear in 2000. The pair seem to be envisaging an integrated device, probably based on Acer's low-cost XC designs, which handles Internet, email and mobile telephony functions. It is also intended to use third generation (3G) cellular technology, so the choice of partners is significant. Acer has built mobile phones itself, but needs access to WCDMA technology in order to make the leap to broadband wireless. LG and Qualcomm are CDMA companies, while the presence of Nokia in the list might just hint at somee kind of impending Qualcomm-Nokia rapprochement. ®

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