Qualcomm promises Symbian smartphone from Nokia with an Snapdragon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Patent feud between Nokia and Qualcomm not only ended, but grew into a partnership. As stated in this interview in Helsinki, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs (Paul Jacobs), the end of 2010 will be the model from the Finnish manufacturer, which will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is running Symbian. The dispute between the company completed the defeat of Nokia, which was required from July 2008 to deduct Qualcomm unnamed, but quite a substantial amount in 15 years.

In addition, the Symbian operating system has become open, which makes the possibility of using its code for interfacing with devices based on processors Qualcomm, without additional conditions. Because the proposed Qualcomm platform includes not only the processor for a smartphone, but also modules WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and most importantly, and GSM / GPRS / UMTS to HSPA, which would enable OEM manufacturers to easily produce devices with such sotsetaniem. To get ahead of potential competitors, and Nokia plans to release its own smartphone.

We can not say that the statement of the executive director of Qualcomm was a complete surprise - just yesterday released a joint press release the companies, stating that Nokia is working with Qualcomm to improve the UMTS-smartphone with the Symbian operating system and platform-based Mobile Station Modem MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx. Term was defined as output devices in mid-2010. The first data products will be able to test residents of the United States.