Nokia and Qualcomm working on S60 smartphones for North America
Nokia is known for concentrating its business in Europe and Asia, while North America is usually a market where its handsets are launched with delays (some of them don’t even get the chance to be sold there).
But fret not, American customers: Nokia has just announced its plans to come up with “advanced UMTS mobile devices” that will initially be released in North America.
Said devices are actually Symbian S60 smartphones, and they will be manufactured in collaboration with Qualcomm. More exactly, they’ll use Qualcomm’s MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx-series chipsets, which can provide advanced processing performance and mobile broadband capabilities.
There aren’t too many details at the moment, but Nokia says the first handsets built together with Qualcomm will be launched in mid-2010. Also, they will “be compatible with the forthcoming Symbian Foundation platform”.