Mobile operator Orange today announced a partnership with Intel focused on the new MeeGo platform, the first development since Nokia and Intel last month announced plans to merge their own Linux initiatives (Maemo and Moblin, respectively) into the new platform.
Nokia and Intel are to merge their respective Linux initiatives to form a new platform targeted at high-end mobile computers. Known as MeeGo, the platform will combine Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. The deal will heighten competition in the mobile Linux space where the platform will compete with the likes of Google’s Android. The deal builds on an alliance forged between Nokia and Intel last summer.
Chip-maker Intel has released a stunning set of quarterly results, beating most Wall Street expectations and setting an upbeat mood for the start of the reporting season.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini used his keynote appearance at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that the world’s biggest semiconductor vendor is making a return to the mobile device space after an absence of four years. Otellini demoed a smartphone from LG using a lower-power version of its Atom processor, codenamed Moorestown.
WiMAX service provider Clearwire is to receive at least another US$1.5 billion in funding from its partners, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report. The WSJ article claims that Clearwire’s majority shareholder (51 percent), Sprint Nextel, will pump another US$1 billion into the venture, whilst a group which includes Comcast, Intel, Time Warner and Bright House Networks will stump up another US$500 million.