|Qualcomm and Nokia Plan to Develop Advanced Mobile Devices|
Nokia is planning to develop high-end WCDMA/HSPA-based devices using latest baseband chips from Qualcomm. The devices, which will be initially targeted at North America, will be based on S60 software on Symbian operating system and will utilize Qualcomm's advanced Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx-series chipsets. The first mobile devices will be available in mid-2010.
Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today announced that the two companies are planning to work together to develop advanced UMTS mobile devices, initially for North America. The companies intend for the devices to be based on S60 software on Symbian OS, the world's most used software for smartphones, and utilize Qualcomm's advanced Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx-series chipsets for cutting-edge processing performance and ubiquitous mobile broadband capabilities. The first mobile devices based on this collaboration would be expected to launch in mid-2010 and be compatible with the forthcoming Symbian Foundation platform.
Nokia and Qualcomm are leaders in advanced wireless technologies, and this new level of cooperation would bring exceptional leaps in mobile performance to people around the world,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are very excited about the possibility of the substantial synergies between S60 software and MSM chipsets.”
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transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications
industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software
that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging,
games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of
consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software,
is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for
communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in
developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products
and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in
San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P
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