Bookmark and Share


As expected, Nokia Corp. and ST-Ericsson announced on Wednesday that the smartphone giant will use NovaThor platform for its next-generation Windows Phone products. Thanks to dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chip Nokia hopes to "extend Windows Phone devices to new price points and geographies" as a result of more powerful hardware.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Nokia as a key partner for Windows smartphones, in line with our goal to be present in all segments and major operating systems. Our NovaThor platforms continue to gain traction as they enable customers to bring great smartphones to the market,” said Gilles Delfassy, president and CEO of ST-Ericsson.

While Nokia and ST-Ericsson did not reveal which new Nokia Windows Phone smartphones will be powered by NovaThor system-on-chips, previously it was reported that those SoCs will be used for Windows Phone 8-based products. There are also reports that Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" will finally be able to take advantage of several general-purpose processing cores.

The ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 - currently the most advanced smartphone SoC from ST-E - features two ARM Cortex-A9 processing engines as well as Mali 400 graphics technology. The SoC supports full-HD playback, accelerated 3D graphics, support for high resolution touch-screens, two cameras, GSM/EDGE/3G/3.5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM and so on. With the new SoC, Nokia's WP8 phones will be able to match modern handsets like Apple iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S II in terms of horsepower.

Microsoft Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" is projected to be launched in August, 2012.

Tags: Nokia, ST-Ericsson, Qualcomm, Windows Phone, Microsoft, STMicroelectronics


Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 11/03/11 05:23:28 AM
Latest comment: 11/18/11 03:12:49 PM


1 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 11/03/11 05:23:28 AM]

Ugly phone's?
0 0 [Posted by: george1976  | Date: 11/18/11 03:12:49 PM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month