Intel news: will it be a Nokia netbook collaboration?

23 Jun 2009

Nokia’s future mobile devices will possibly be powered by Intel chipsets through a deal to be officially announced later today, according to Bloomberg News.

Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice-president of Intel’s ultra-mobility group, will make the announcement, says ‘a person familiar with the matter’.

It is thought that Intel’s Moorestown chipset, which has been described as “the heart” of future Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) by Chandrasekher, could be the technology in question for this deal.

“Mix in the incredible innovation coming from our fellow device makers and software vendors, and we will change the way consumers will come to know and access the world wide web,” Chandrasekher explained.

“These forthcoming MIDs, and some incredible longer-term plans our customers are sharing with us, will show how small devices can deliver a big internet experience,” he has said of the chipset developments at Intel.

Nokia’s CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasuvo has also said to Reuters previously that the handset company is “looking very actively” at developing a laptop or netbook.

By Marie Boran