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Nokia and Intel will work together on several projects

Intel and Nokia teased the technology world with an announcement that they would be making an important announcement today concerning the two firms. Speculation ran rampant that the announcement would be of a new product using Intel technology.

Many believed that the announcement would be of a new Nokia netbook, which Nokia's CEO mentioned was a possibility in February. The announcement is now official, and it is not a new product. The two companies have announced that they will form a strategic relationship that will help shape the next era of mobile products.

The firms will work together to define a new mobile platform capable of more than today's netbooks, notebooks, and mobile phones using hardware and software from the two company's technology assets. The goal is to bring an always-on Internet connected device to market that can fit into a pocket. Part of the agreement also has Intel and Nokia working together on open source mobile Linux software projects.

"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."

Among the software projects the two companies will work on together are Moblin, oFono, ConnMan, Mozilla, X.Org, BlueZ, D-BUS, Tracker, GStreamer, and PulseAudio. Intel also announced that it was licensing key Nokia patents for HSPA and 3G modem technologies. Intel says that the patents will allow it to support multiple mobile broadband standards on its platforms.

"Today's announcement represents a significant commitment to work together on the future of mobile computing, and we plan to turn our joint research into action," said Kai Öistämö, Executive Vice President, Devices, Nokia. "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."


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Linux in & Windows out ?
By crystal clear on 6/24/2009 7:01:44 AM , Rating: 2
With the Nokia deal, Intel now has two of the world's top three mobile phone makers with plans to use its chips in mobile devices. LG Technologies said earlier this year that it would use Intel's mobile chips in an upcoming MID. These two design wins should put Intel in a better position to compete with companies like Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, which make chips for mobile devices based on the ARM architecture.

Nokia was the world's largest mobile-phone maker in 2008, according to IDC. Nokia shipped around 468.4 million phones, followed by Samsung, which shipped 196.7 million phones. LG was third, shipping around 100.7 million mobile phones.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?com...

All this with LINUX inside.....

If Microsoft does not move fast "NOW" on its WinMo development then they are in real trouble of being completely left of the market in the FUTURE.

ARM architecture + Intel architecture both using LINUX on future mobile computing devices would mean loss of a huge market share & revenues for Microsoft.

The future of Windows Mobile O.S. is bleak.




RE: Linux in & Windows out ?
By fteoath64 on 6/24/2009 8:51:49 AM , Rating: 2
The WInMO release cycle is getting ridiculously long for MS so their hardware partners have diversified to Android, Linux etc. Well, the *best* MS could do now with their war-chest is to BUY up Palm for a few billion (say 2 or 3) then use WebOS as the WinMO 7 replacement. This will bring it to par in terms of the PC space (aka, OSX vs Win7), so it will make Apple real scared. Especially, with the MS hardware partners who can churn 3X the Apple volume and potentially *kill* iPhone is push it into a niche.

Then again, Apple could BUY up RIM and put a business version of iPhone OSX in the Blackberry, then that might seal the fate of Palm (if M$oft chose not to buy it).

Intel and Nokia ?. Intel wants to get into the mobile space desperately, Nokia wants to diversify into the netbook and MID market, so they have mutual interests. They might hatch a few nice products but will not necessarily be successful. Big partnerships have a way of screwing things up, so time will tell.
I am not so optimistic as Americans and Scandinavians are really different in culture and direction.


RE: Linux in & Windows out ?
By fteoath64 on 6/24/2009 8:51:50 AM , Rating: 2
The WInMO release cycle is getting ridiculously long for MS so their hardware partners have diversified to Android, Linux etc. Well, the *best* MS could do now with their war-chest is to BUY up Palm for a few billion (say 2 or 3) then use WebOS as the WinMO 7 replacement. This will bring it to par in terms of the PC space (aka, OSX vs Win7), so it will make Apple real scared. Especially, with the MS hardware partners who can churn 3X the Apple volume and potentially *kill* iPhone is push it into a niche.

Then again, Apple could BUY up RIM and put a business version of iPhone OSX in the Blackberry, then that might seal the fate of Palm (if M$oft chose not to buy it).

Intel and Nokia ?. Intel wants to get into the mobile space desperately, Nokia wants to diversify into the netbook and MID market, so they have mutual interests. They might hatch a few nice products but will not necessarily be successful. Big partnerships have a way of screwing things up, so time will tell.
I am not so optimistic as Americans and Scandinavians are really different in culture and direction.


RE: Linux in & Windows out ?
By crystal clear on 6/24/2009 10:43:55 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Big partnerships have a way of screwing things up, so time will tell.


When it comes to execution Intel delivers on time....

Intel works with OEMs/partners from Taiwan to China to anywhere.
They have the expertize & experience in getting things done successfully.

Intel R&D centres spread from the USA to Israel all work efficiently & delivery on time.

quote:
I am not so optimistic as Americans and Scandinavians are really different in culture and direction


When the goal is marketshare/revenues/profits, different cultures & directions are pushed aside to get things done.

Intel works/has worked with diverse cultures like Chinese,Taiwanese,Indians,Israelis,Irish etc have perfected their abilities to get things done.


RE: Linux in & Windows out ?
By hyvonen on 6/24/2009 11:32:18 AM , Rating: 2
The cultures are not that different. And there are americans and scandinavians working in both companies. I think this will work out well.


The Singularity Beckons
By Shig on 6/23/2009 2:14:30 PM , Rating: 2
I hope we don't lose our humanity in the process.




RE: The Singularity Beckons
By Smartless on 6/23/2009 2:21:54 PM , Rating: 3
Could be worse. They could merge and call themselves Notel.


RE: The Singularity Beckons
By feraltoad on 6/23/2009 4:38:31 PM , Rating: 2
lol Hotel, Notel, Holiday Inn! If you buy a processor, you know it's probly' binned.


RE: The Singularity Beckons
By VoodooChicken on 6/23/2009 4:51:16 PM , Rating: 2
I was thinking Intokia. Like a redneck visiting Japan calling home, saying where he was.


"Big announcement"?
By Sazabi19 on 6/23/2009 2:46:19 PM , Rating: 1
I could see both company CEO's coming out on stage holding hands saying (in a gay lisp mind you) "We have a big surprise!" Honestly who couldn't see that they were going to be working together on something? Who the hell would come out sayin anything otherwise?




RE: "Big announcement"?
By TomZ on 6/23/2009 3:37:43 PM , Rating: 2
As the article states, most analysts expected a product announcement, not a partnership. So it's at least mildly newsworthy IMO.


RE: "Big announcement"?
By Sazabi19 on 6/23/2009 4:13:33 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The announcement is now official, and it is not a new product. The two companies have announced that they will form a strategic relationship that will help shape the next era of mobile products.


That my friend is coming out and saying we are teaming up. No product was announced or even hinted. They only said they will work on future products together.


RE: "Big announcement"?
By oopyseohs on 6/24/2009 1:19:51 AM , Rating: 3
"The goal is to bring an always-on Internet connected device to market that can fit into a pocket."

So like a cell phone?


It Catch Up Time!
By Shadow 1 on 6/24/2009 9:37:52 AM , Rating: 2
If you are an apple fanboy or hater you must admit that everyone is playing catch up to apple's Iphone. We can all hate and praise all day but the fact remains that they have everyone scrambleing to get thier versions of I-tunes/App Store and phone OS. Steve was correct when he said that the Iphone would change the market. To have two 900 pound monkeys like Intel and Nokia make this partnership says to me they are worried that a small company like Apple will start to gobble up there market share.




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