Nokia and Intel have struck an agreement to develop a new range of mobile computers, comparable to smartphones in size and laptop computers in terms of performance.
The device range will pack computer power and functionality with always-on wireless connectivity into diminutive form factors.
The pair said in an announcement they will “define a new mobile platform beyond today’s smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative hardware, software and mobile internet services”.
“To date, Intel has focused on Wi-Fi and Wi-Max radio technologies. The announcement gives Intel the capability to produce 3G capable chipsets that will make its products more relevant the wider mobile market. It may also be the first sign that Intel is prepared to work with alternative 4G technology in addition to WiMax.