Some Nokia Windows Phones Sporting Dual-Core ST-Ericsson U8500May 20, 2011 No Comments
So far Qualcomm is the only chipset found inside of Windows Phones. When Nokia manufactured Windows phones come into play early next year (hopefully sooner than that) we will actually see chipsets provided by ST-Ericsson which has been struggling as of lateÂ as Qualcomm has taken over.
Recently, in an interview with Forbes, Carlo Bozotti, the Chief ExecutiveÂ of STMicroelectronics had a bit to say about their chipsets and Nokia Windows Phone
- ST-Ericsson will be one of two chip suppliers for Nokia Windows Phone (the
other is Qualcomm)
- Nokia is planning on having 12 Windows Phone devices in 2012
- The first ST-Ericsson chipset to be used will be the U8500 “,,,a
sophisticated dual-core system-on-a-chip that can also be found in the new
Samsung Infuse 4G smartphone on AT&T and the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.”
- Later versions of the U8500 will be used in Nokia’s 2012 phones
- ST-Ericsson continues to have â€œvery close relationsâ€ with Nokia
In the Forbes interview Carlo Bozotti says that
‘ST-Ericsson continues to have â€œvery close relationsâ€ with Nokia, said Bozotti, and will be â€œan important supplierâ€ for Nokiaâ€™s Windows Phone 8 phones.’
Hopefully he is just confused as to what the Mango update really is… Windows Phone 7.5 or he is just looking that far ahead.
Update: Looks like they were speaking mostly about Windows Phone 8 as Nokia confirms that Qualcomm will be behind their first Windows PhonesTags: Carlo Bozotti, ChipSet, Dual-Core ST-Ericsson U8500, Forbes, Nokia, qualcomm, ST-Ericsson, window phone 7, Windows Phone 8, WP7News