6/24/2009 5:47:00 PM
Nokia and Intel to develop mobile computing devices
Handset manufacturer Nokia has teamed up with Intel, the chip maker to ‘marry computing and communications’ by developing a range of mobile computing devices.
The two companies have entered into a long term partnership that is hoped will lead to ‘innovative hardware’.
It is Intel’s first major move in the mobile market and both companies are hoping to capitalise on the expertise they can share.
Kai Öistämö, executive vice president of devices at Nokia said the move: ‘represents a significant commitment to work together on the future of mobile computing, and we plan to turn our joint research into action.’
‘We will explore new ideas in designs, materials and displays that will go far beyond devices and services on the market today.’
The companies will collaborate on open source software with the aim of delivering Linux-based operating systems for future mobile computing devices.
Intel will license Nokia’s HSPA/3G modem technologies, that is hoped will develop advanced mobile computing solutions.
A spokesperson for analyst Ovum said: ‘This is an opportunity for both companies to align their software platforms and create a compelling open source platform which could rival today’s smartphone and netbook platforms.’