Well, it’s official. Nokia has chosen ST-Ericsson as the Dual core processor supplier for its Windows Phones. The monopolistic Qualcomm will now not be the only supplier of chips, and ST-Ericsson’s ARM-based U9500, U8500, and U5500 dual-core CPUs, built on the NovaThor platform, will power future Nokia Windows Phones.
According to a press release by Nokia
NOKIA SELECTS ST-ERICSSON AS SUPPLIER FOR FUTURE WINDOWS PHONE DEVICES
November 02, 2011
NovaThor™ platform to enable Nokia to extend Windows Phone devices to new price points and geographies
Geneva, Switzerland, November 2, 2011 – Nokia has selected ST-Ericsson as a supplier for future devices it plans to introduce based on the Windows Phone mobile platform.
"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," said Gilles Delfassy, president and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "Our NovaThor platforms continue to gain traction as they enable customers to bring great smartphones to the market."
That makes it pretty straight, now since competition is there, we will definitely see some pretty beefy chips coming up in the near future.