Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/23/intel_rim/

Intel expected to strike RIM deal

Blackberries in the mix

By Team Register

Posted in Mobile, 23rd August 2005 12:06 GMT

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.®