Nokia expected to release a Snapdragon handset in North America this year?

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Nokia expected to release a Snapdragon handset in North America this year?
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 & IntoMobile



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5 Comments

1. dmberta

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

New US smart phone from Nokia!?!? I say meh, its getting old watching the rest of the world get firmware updates months ahead of time. Nokia needs to improve its support of current customer who aren't in it to hack their phones all the time before they think abotu a serious US competative phone.

2. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

word. its one of the main reasons i got rid of my N97 other than the fact that the processor on it made the phone practically unusable.

3. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

this is actually a good idea... specially if partnered with non-Symbian OS. hehe. say no to Symbian.

4. thatdude1 unregistered

You people really need to stop hating on Nokia and Symbian. Every idea they come up with, people like you guys hate on them. You need to just admit that Symbian phones are just too advanced(and cool!) for you, and run and play with your little i-toys or whatever simple o.s. you choose to use. If you have to hack your phone, or can't handle a processor or the Symbian o.s, then maybe it is too much for you. You should move on quietly to something else. Don't hate.... congratulate.

5. James Dang

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I'm once a Symbian fan but not today. Why Nokia now day still using the out dated Symbian S60 UI on their touch screen phone??? Why they don't use the Symbian UIQ, where it's more usable compare to Symbian S60 UI for the touch screen. The step taken by Nokia by using Maemo interface on Nokia N900 have to be praise by all users. Nokia also have to take a necessary step by using other system like android that prove to be more usable compare to Symbian S60..

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