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Nokia to use ST-Ericsson chips in dual-core WP phones

updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed November 2, 2011

Nokia will use dual-core ST-Ericsson chips

Nokia and ST-Ericsson on Wednesday revealed that future Windows Phone handsets from the former will be powered by dual-core NovaThor chips in the future. The move breaks Microsoft's previous insistence that Windows Phones use Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. Many of them are nearly all-in-one chips that include all but the cellular link inside and may be clues to extra features, such as possible HDMI video out.

The entry-level chip is the 800MHz U5500 and should bring down the price point of future Nokia phones. An ST-Ericsson spokesperson said this chip would allow phones that cost under $200 before carrier discounts. The chip supports HSPA+ 3G networks and as much as a 12-megapixel camera with 720p video capture. Windows Phone isn't yet optimized to take advantage of dual cores, however.

It's expected these chips will make it into Nokia handsets next year, with unsubsidized price points starting at around $150. [via PCWorld]



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