Feeds

Nokia to use Intel mobile chips?

'Significant' announcement due this afternoon

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Nokia is to start using Intel chips in its mobile devices, it has been claimed.

Intel is certainly making what it calls a "significant" announcement this afternoon, but Bloomberg said this morning that someone tipped it off that Anand Chandrasekher, the senior VP and General Manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, will say the chip giant is to start selling processors to Nokia.

We'd agree that that is indeed an important announcement, marking a big win for Intel's attempt to offer x86 as an alternative to ARM.

The degree of its significance, however, will depend entirely on what devices Nokia is going to put Intel's chips - Z-series Atoms, presumably - into. And on the timescale it has in mind. The platform isn't yet ready for smartphones, but it may well be next year - that's what Intel hopes, at any rate.

If Nokia's taking Atoms now, it will have to be for handheld internet tablet-like kit, and there's hardy massive demand for that. It's bad news for ARM, but not what you'd call a game-changing move.

But if Nokia's looking at next-gen Atoms, in particular 'Moorestown', that could see it next year offering not only successors to its N810 handheld browsing gadget but also to its N-series smartphones. That would be a big deal. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.