The future standards-based devices are expected to transform the user experience, bringing incredible mobile applications and always on, always connected wireless Internet access in a user-friendly pocketable form factor.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009: Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia have 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.
To realise this shared vision, both companies are expanding their long-standing relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of hardware, software and mobile Internet services.
Taking advantage of each company's expertise, these future standards-based devices will marry the best features and capabilities of the computing and communications worlds and will transform the user experience, bringing incredible mobile applications and always on, always connected wireless Internet access in a user-friendly pocketable form factor, the duo says.
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 licence for use in future products.
The companies expect many innovations to result from this collaboration over time.
Elaborated Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, ultra mobility group, Intel, "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."
"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."
The effort also includes technology development and cooperation in several open source software initiatives in order to develop common technologies for use in the Moblin and Maemo platform projects, which will deliver Linux-based operating systems for these future mobile computing devices.
The companies are coordinating their open source technology selection and development investments, including alignment on a range of key open source technologies for mobile computing such as: oFono, ConnMan, Mozilla, X.Org, BlueZ, D-BUS, Tracker, GStreamer and PulseAudio. Collectively, these technologies will provide an open source standards-based means to deliver a wealth of mobile Internet and communication experiences, with rich graphics and multimedia capabilities.
In addition, Intel will licence Nokia's HSPA/3G modem technologies with the aim of developing advanced mobile computing solutions that deliver a flexible computing experience – combining the 3GPP modem technology with the high performance and low-power consumption of future Intel Architecture-based platforms.