Benefits of Open source and Open platforms for new Device manufacturers

I believe that platforms like Android and the also the general trend towards Open source software will lead to more players becoming device manufacturers.

In other words, with developments like Android we will see more companies becoming devices manufacturers – just like at a certain point in it’s evolution it was easy for more people to become PC makers.

So, to validate this I want to interview about 10 – 20 device makers in Taiwan/China

These need not be ‘big’ in fact – smaller the better! For example – Garage type operations who can make phones to sell to the African market

If you can recommend anyone or let me know how I can go about finding these – that would be great

We can ofcourse reference them on the site/research etc thereby getting them exposure