Some Nokia Windows Phone handsets to use dual-core ST Ericsson chips
And while the rumored Nokia W8 will be based on a dual-core Qualcomm platform, some of the company’s other WP devices wont’ use Qualcomm chipsets, but ST-Ericsson ones.
More exactly, Nokia will choose the dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset for a number of its Windows smartphones. At least that’s what Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics (half of ST-Ericsson) told Forbes.
You can check out the capabilities of the U8500 (which include 1080p video recording and touchscreen display support up to WXGA – 1280 x 768) here at ST-Ericsson.
Forbes mentioned that only Nokia’s “Windows Phone 8” handsets would use ST-Ericsson chipsets. And since WP8 will most probably be out in 2012, any Nokia WP device that’s released this year is almost certainly going to be Qualcomm-based.