Don’t get too excited at this stage. No products. No software. But at UMPCPortal we’re excited to see these two huge mobile computing and communication companies work together on a mobile computing project that will create the next generation of mobile computing products.
Key elements of this ‘technology’ announcement:
- Nokia and Intel want to co-develop a new class of Intel Architecture based mobile computing devices.
- Collaboration in Open Source projects. (Maemo and Moblin)
- Intel acquire Nokia HSPA device license.
- â€œLeader in computing. Leader in mobile communications inch coming together.
Note that this announcement has nothing to do with WiMax or Symbian or any part of the existing ARM relationships.
From the Press Releaseâ€¦
SANTA CLARA, CALIF., and ESPOO, FINLAND, June 23, 2009 â€“
Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia today announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel® Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity.
‘No comments’ on specific products or timings.
For the end-customer, somewhat boring but clearly a significant boost to Intel’s Ultra Mobile ecosystem and something that will have significant impact on devices in 2010, 2011 and beyond. In terms of software, if Nokia move to Intel architecture then they will have to shift Maemo over to a Moblin core. Expect Maemo to branch into two within the next few years. This is all about high-end smartphones, social networking, video and back-end systems.