In the 1970s Nokia became more involved in the telecommunicationsindustry by developing the Nokia DX 200, a digital switch for telephoneexchanges. In the 1980s, Nokia offered a series of personal computers calledMikroMikko , however, these operations were sold to InternationalComputers, Ltd. (ICL), which was later merged with Fujitsu-Siemens AG. Nokia also began developing mobile phones for the NMT network;unfortunately, the company ran afoul of serious financial problems in the1990s and streamlined its manufacturing of mobile phones, mobile phoneinfrastructure, and other telecommunications areas, divesting itself of other items, such as televisions and personal computers.In 2004, Nokia resorted to similar streamlining practices with layoffs andorganizational restructuring, although on a significantly smaller scale. This,however, diminished Nokia's public image in Finland, and produced anumber of court cases along with, at least, one television show critical of Nokia.Recently, Nokia joined other mobile phone manufacturers to embraceTaiwanese Original Device Manufacturers. Nokia signed a contract withBenQ, a Taiwanese Original Device Manufacturer, to develop three high-endmobile phones, which are scheduled to retail by the end of 2005.