Intel and Nokia have partnered to make future mobile products based on Intel's X86 (Intel Architecture) technology. This is a big win for Intel considering Nokia shifts millions of smartphones a year, dwarfing the ever popular and much written about Apple iPhone.
According to the press release, Intel will develop a new set of processing devices and chipsets for mobile broadband internet, while in exchange Intel will get access to Nokia's HSPA/3G modem IP license for use in future products.
Could we therefore see smartphones with HSDPA and WiMAX?
"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,
" said Kai Öistämö, Executive Vice President of Devices at Nokia.
In a move that'll also turn the screws between Microsoft and Intel's relationships Nokia and Intel have also shown a commitment to Mobiln and Maemo: both of which are Linux based smartphone OS' and are completely open-source.
There is no word on future products, or the timescale yet, so any competition to the JesusPhone or Crackberries will have to wait a generation or so.
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