Nokia-Intel Partner to Develop New Mobile Platform
Nokia and Intel – two of the world’s largest companies in their respective fields today joined hands in a long-term agreement to develop new mobile computing devices and chipset architecture. The ultimate aim of the partnership is the development of a new mobile platform far advanced than those currently available.
Using Intel’s architecture as its base, the new solutions are expected to lead to the innovative hardware, software and mobile internet services technologies of the future. The tie-up between these leaders in the computing and mobile communications fields is expected to create a fusion of the high-end features and capabilities currently available in these fields and lead to a new level of user experience.
Talking about the partnership, Intel’s Senior VP and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group, Anand Chandrasekher said, “This Intel and Nokia collaboration unites and focuses many of the brightest computing and communications minds in the world, and will ultimately deliver open and standards-based technologies, which history shows drive rapid innovation, adoption and consumer choice.”
Adding the view of his company, Kai Öistämö, Executive Vice President, Devices at Nokia, said, “We will explore new ideas in designs, materials and displays that will go far beyond devices and services on the market today. This collaboration will be compelling not only for our companies, but also for our industries, our partners and, of course, for consumers.”
In addition to the development of a new mobile platform, the two companies will also focus on developing multiple open source mobile Linux software. Intel will also be utilising the Nokia HSPA/3G modem IP license it gains from this partnership for some of its future projects.
The joint efforts in Linux are expected to further enhance the technologies currently available for the Moblin and Maemo platforms, which in turn should make Linux, a viable operating system for mobile computing devices. While Moblin already finds use on Intel Atom processor-based devices, Nokia has used Maemo on its N810 Internet Tablet with a fair deal of success.
The partnership between the two giants should also see the inclusion of the 3GPP model technology on future Intel platforms to give rise to advances mobile computing solutions.