A mile stone moment as it is being called , Intel and Nokia announced on Tuesday that they will work together to create new mobile computing devices and chipset architectures,a new family of “pocket-sized” mobile computing devices based on Linux.
The companies gave a joint statement saying that the new hardware
will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous internet connectivity……… define a new mobile platform beyond today’s smartphones, notebooks and netbooks
What, exactly, those devices might be or when they might find their way into consumers’ hands remains unknown. Neither Intel nor Nokia executives wanted to discuss specific products in a conference call Tuesday announcing the venture.
Intel has been attempting to get a foothold in the mobile device arena for some time, and the Nokia partnership may be the company’s ticket. For consumers, it could mean a plethora of innovations.
By themselves, neither Intel nor Nokia has been successful in bridging the gap between smartphones and computers.The deal provides Intel an entry point back into the cellular market, which it has unsuccessfully tried twice before to enter.In its last attempt, Intel tried to enter the cellular market with communications and application processors. However, the effort did not pan out, and Intel sold the technology to Marvell Technology Group in 2006.Nokia has long maintained its N700 and N800 series Internet tablets but these, too, haven’t usually sold well and are usually too large to fit in a pocket.
Intel’s MID Kai Oistamo, Nokia’s executive vice president of devices, said,
Nokia would explore new ideas in designs, materials, and displays that will push the barriers of what’s available today, which means there doesn’t have to be a single device.
J. Gold Associates analyst Jack Gold wrote in a research note that he expects the first Nokia-Intel devices to be Atom-based and to hit the market in early to mid 2010. Within two to three years, Intel could ship tens of millions of units annually, he said.
Gold wrote on Tuesday that he expects to see Intel enter into more deals and alliances in new markets.
Well to know what all these speculations actually turn out to be , we all just have to wait and watch until the two biggies launch their device in the market .