Already in my calendar yesterday was a short-notice conference call from Intel. Apparently they have an announcement to make. This morning I woke to see the keywords Intel and Nokia streaming through twitter and google reader. The rumor is that Nokia will be using Intel inside.
I assume this is a Moorestown product win which means it sits alongside the LG announcement for a 2010 product launch If this is true, it’s a really significant step forward for Intel in the Ultra Mobile and smartphone market.
Questions to be asked:
- Is it going to be voice enabled?
- What operating system (Moblin, Maemo or Symbian)
- Are Nokia simply testing the market and technology (in which case i’d expect it to be in a next-gen Nokia tablet rather than a phone)
- If it’s a tablet, does it mean that the OMAP3-based tablet is scrapped?