Intel and Nokia form alliance for mobile computing

Intel and Nokia form long-term strategic relationship to develop next generation of mobile computing devices

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Intel and Nokia form alliance for mobile computing The relationship would focus on bringing the best of communications and computing in a device that would fit in your pocket says Chandrasekher.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 23, 2009

Nokia and Intel have announced a new strategic alliance to develop new models of mobile computing.

The two companies today revealed that they have entered into a “long term strategic relationship” to develop mobile devices based on the Intel Architecture.

The two will collaborate on R&D, using their respective strengths in computer architecture and mobile communications to develop new concepts, particularly with connecting new users to a rich, mobile internet experience.

Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group described the move as “one of this year’s most significant collaborations in our respective industries”.

Kai Oistamo, executive vice president, Devices, Nokia told analysts and media in a conference call: “The companies will work together on Intel architecture based-device, and chipset architectures, from which to build future mobile computing devices, leveraging the best expertise in both companies, as the leaders in their fields.”

The relationship will also include collaboration on key mobile initiatives for open source software, including the Moblin and Maemo Linux-based mobile operating systems.

Intel will also licence Nokia's HSPA/3G modem technologies, to add to its existing Wi-Fi and WiMAX technology, to maximize the delivery broadband internet to mobile users.

Neither company would be drawn on the specifics of new types of devices that would be developed, other than to say that they would go beyond existing mobile devices and architecture.

“It is about development and innovation in Intel architecture to further the future of mobile computing, and to bring the best of communications and computing in a device that would fit in your pocket,” said Chandrasekher.

The relationship will not affect Nokia’s commitment to ARM processor architecture.

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