Nokia picks new nick vendor for dual-core Home windows Phones
Nokia uses ST-Ericsson’s dual-core NovaThor chips later on Home windows Phones, the businesses stated on Wednesday.
Nokia released its first such products, running Home windows Phone 7.5 or Mango, a week ago. The Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 contain processors from Qualcomm and can cost €270 and €420 before taxes and subsidies.
The offer is a huge win for ST-Ericsson, because Qualcomm has so far been the only provider from the processors for products running Home windows Phone.
ST-Ericsson stated its chips will “enable Nokia to increase Home windows Phone products to new cost points and geographies.” Nokia did not elaborate on its intentions, but previously it’s stated it intends to release lower-listed smartphones running Microsoft’s software, in order to expand using Home windows Phone to developing marketplaces.
The entry-level nick in ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor range, the U5500, shows what should be expected in the approaching phones. It may handle mobile network access using HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access), control a 12-Megapixel camera and record video at 720p. The U5500, like other chips within the NovaThor range, includes a dual-core processor. It runs at 800MHz, others improve your speed.
Although Apple’s new iPhone 4S and numerous Android phones have dual-core processors, even high-finish Home windows Phone products have only single cores today, because Microsoft’s mobile operating-system can’t yet utilize additional cores.
The U5500 may be used to build smartphones that cost under $200 before subsidies, based on a speaker at ST-Ericsson.
Nokia will most likely start shipping lower-listed Home windows Phones the coming year, based on Roberta Cozza, principal analyst at Gartner.
“It ought to goal for any cost point around $150,” stated Cozza.