Nokia: Windows phones with ST-Ericsson U8500 Dual Core

In the style of Apple's rivals, whose operating systems execute only on certain hardware hack is not, Microsoft has to be carried away on his mobile operating system to create strict requirements for the equipment. Whereas in the past always had to Qualcomm SoCs are used one has apparently been suppressed in the new major partner Nokia one eye and this allows for the use of "foreign"hardware.

Specifically, these are a dual-core SoC of ST-Ericsson, a joint venture consisting of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson. The ST-Ericsson U8500 has two ARM Cortex A9 core and is clocked at 2x 1.2 GHz. For the graphics department, a responsible Mali draws 400, also made ​​by ARM. Apart from that, it supports the inclusion of HD video and camera sensors up to 20 megapixels.

Exact information is currently not yet, but next year will appear a total of 12 Windows Mobile smartphones on base, some of them with Windows Mobile 8th Whether it put all the new phones on the ST-Ericsson SoC is still unclear, possibly even the first models set to a version of Qualcomm.
Source: Forbes / Engadget