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Intel and Research in Motion will announce their own personal love-in in San Francisco this week, according to reports.

Reports yesterday said the chip giant and the Blackberry vendor will announced a joint development deal at the Intel Development Forum this week, which will see RIM use Intel’s power-saving silicon. In addition, RIM will come out in support of Intel’s drive to establish WiMAX.

In addition to any whizz-bang Intel technology, RIM would gain a seriously heavyweight partner. Intel would gain some credibility in the handheld comms market. In addition, Intel has been banging the WiMAX drum for some time, and the support of a high-profile company like RIM would provide some distraction from the much reported delays with the technology.®

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