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Apple CDMA iPhone Maker Expects To Ship Up To 15m Units In 2011

Pegatron Technology, the Taiwanese company in charge of building the CDMA version of the iPhone, is expecting to sell between 12 and 15 million units in 2011.

Digitimes (opens in new tab) reports that the firm is hoping that the boost from Apple will help it make up for the losses raked up the company's notebook making arm.

Pegatron was spun off from Asustek Computer and makes devices and components for the latter, as well as a host of other technology powerhouses like Acer.

The company originally expected around 10 million CDMA iPhones to be sold in 2011, but chose to up its forecast by up to 50 per cent.

Although the report doesn't mention it, we suspect that the article refers to the iPhone 4 rather than any other forthcoming models.

Still, 15 million units is a very significant amount, even for the iPhone 4. This is especially so as it will be probably replaced mid-year by the GSM/CDMA iPhone 5.

We suspect that the iPhone 4 will still be very popular in Asian countries like India as Apple cuts the price of the iPhone 4, just like it did with the 3GS.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.