After announcing a partnership to develop and release Symbian based smartphone for North America roughly a year ago, news surrounding Qualcomm and Nokia recently surfaced again pointing to some validity to those speculations. During MWC, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs provided some specifics about a Snapdragon powered Symbian smartphone making its way towards the North American market some time during “mid 2010.” With Qualcomm already in the works with two new Snapdragon processors
, one being the 8X50A that's a 45nm version of the current chip clocked in at 1.3GHz and the other is a dual-core operating at 1.5GHz, things may be looking pretty good over at Nokia's camp. Jacobs goes further by saying that this specific Symbian smartphone with Snapdragon will be bound for North America – with no indication yet about a possibility of other markets seeing one. When you look at the calendar, mid-2010 is roughly 4 months away – things are probably moving along steadily between the two companies.
via Unwired View