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Nokia Corp., the world’s largest maker of phones that struggles to sustain its market share, is projected to release its first phone powered by an Intel Atom system-on-chip as well as MeeGo operating system (OS). The phone is said to feature a high quality camera and is expected to be Nokia’s highest-performing smartphone.

Nokia N9 will feature Intel Atom system-on-chip with 1.2GHz clock-speed, 12MP camera, 4” OLED-type screen and perhaps LTE networks support, according to a news-story by web-site that cites market rumours. The smartphone is projected to utilize MeeGo operating system, which was jointly developed by Intel and Nokia. The model N9 is projected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress, which will take place on 14 – 17 February in Barcelona, Spain.

It is unclear which Atom-based SoC powers the smartphone, but it is likely that the novelty is based on a Moorestown chip also known as Atom Z600-series.

Moorestown comprises of Atom Z600-series system-on-a-chip, code-named “Lincroft”, which integrates the 45nm processor, Intel GMA 600 graphics core (OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL 2.1, OpenVG 1.1, 400MHz), 32-bit LPDDR1/DDR2 memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single chip; Intel Platform Controller Hub MP20 codenamed “Langwell”, which supports a range of I/O ports to connect with wireless, storage, and display components in addition to incorporating several board level functions; and dedicated Mixed Signal IC (MSIC) code-named "Briertown”.

Building on the C6 state in the original Intel Atom processor design, the Atom Z600-series SoC incorporates new ultra-low-power states (S0i1 and S0i3), which take the SoC to 100mW. At the platform level, Intel implemented a new, fine grain OS power management approach that manages the idle and active power states across all aspects of the system based on usage scenarios. This software-managed technique applies aggressive power and clock gating across the SoC's power islands and system voltage rails. Additionally, Intel used a new high-K 45nm LP SoC process to support a multiple transistor design with a range of high-voltage I/Os.

Collectively these new chips deliver significantly lower power including >50x

If the rumours about the Nokia N9 are true, this will be the first smartphone based on Intel Atom chip, the first cell phone powered by MeeGo operating system and one of the first handsets supporting 4G LTE networks.

Considering the fact that the unofficial information comes from a Finnish web-site, which potentially may have access to Nokia insiders (Nokia is based in Finland), it has a high probability to be credible. Nonetheless, at present it should be considered as a rumour.

Intel and Nokia did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Nokia, N9, Moorestown, MeeGo


Comments currently: 10
Discussion started: 01/21/11 03:15:43 AM
Latest comment: 01/07/17 03:10:14 PM


Such nice hardware waisted on an OS for grams, gramps and retarded people... no more miserable failures Nokia pls!
0 0 [Posted by: fullgrip  | Date: 01/21/11 03:15:43 AM]

LOL @ the pic :p
0 0 [Posted by: PFX  | Date: 01/21/11 09:30:32 PM]

The Nokia is doomed. If they don't start asap saying bye-bye to those smartphone craps, they will have no chance over iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC, etc, with their touch screen goodies. This phone is a waist.
I saw the pictures and reviews on the net, this smartphone is just hideous. Big, fat, heavy, horrible design, and crappy touch screen.
Epic failure. AGAIN....
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 01/22/11 02:49:44 AM]

I wonder how much Intel bribed Nokia to use that dog called Atom, its a cert to fail
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 01/22/11 09:26:58 PM]

that will be a huge, thick phone.

0 0 [Posted by: zodiacfml  | Date: 01/24/11 03:53:18 AM]

I don't think they can match the LG Optimus X2 with a better processor tho..
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 01/24/11 05:31:48 AM]

Nokia N9 is considered as a very strong member of Nokia family, though, it has not taken its place in the market. But it has always been a hot topic.
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