The devices will marry the best features and capabilities of the computing and communications worlds and transform the user experience, bringing mobile applications and wireless Internet access together. The Intel and Nokia effort includes collaboration in several open source mobile Linux software projects.
Intel will also acquire a Nokia HSPA/3G modem IP license for use in future products. "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," said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group.
"With the convergence of the Internet and mobility as the team's only barrier, I can only imagine the innovation that will come out of our unique relationship with Nokia. The possibilities are endless."Kai Öistämö, executive vice president, Devices, Nokia said the announcement represents a significant commitment to work together on the future of mobile computing.
"We will explore new ideas in designs, materials and displays that will go far beyond devices and services on the market today," said Öistämö.
"This collaboration will be compelling not only for our companies, but also for our industries, our partners and, of course, for consumers."The effort also includes technology development and cooperation in several open source software initiatives to develop technologies for use in the Moblin and Maemo platform projects.
Issue: 316 | July 2013
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