Intel and Nokia has announced a long term collaboration in order to develop mobile platforms with an Intel-based architecture situated within, confirming the long-term rumours of the Finnish company collaborating more intensively with the computer industry, moving beyond the smartphone market that has recently brought us the E72, for example.
"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.
Observers have mused whether final designs might resemble a Nokia-designed tablet computer with powerful and extended feature sets.
Intel further said that it has signed an agreement with Nokia to license its 3G modem technologies while software developments by the two companies will be targeted, "...for use in the Moblin and Maemo platform projects, which will deliver Linux-based operating systems for these future mobile computing devices."
No design or release details for the future collaboration have been issued
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