Microsoft: Intel Windows Phones possible, WP "selling like hotcakes in China"

All Windows Phones, past and present, use Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. Indeed, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made an appearance at Qualcomm's CES 2013 event to speak of the tight partnership between the two companies.

But that doesn't mean Microsoft is exclusively tied to Qualcomm for future Windows Phone hardware deals. Computerworld reports that Greg Sullivan, a senior product manager for Windows Phone, left the door open for Intel to also provide processors for its smartphones.

When asked if Intel chips would run inside future Windows Phone products, Sullivan said simply, "We have nothing to announce at this time." He added, "Our architecture is such that it's hardware independent. For the same reason that Windows 8 [tablets] could run on 'Wintel', right now Windows Phone is on Qualcomm. We have a portable OS architecture."

Sullivan also talked in general terms about sales of Windows Phone products, saying that they are "selling like hotcakes in China" at the moment. The article speculates that that sales bump could provide an even bigger reason to use Intel chips in the future as their processors could be cheaper than those provided by Qualcomm.

At CES 2013 this week, Intel talked about their "Lexington" platform for smartphone processors, which will be based off an Atom Z2420 chip. The processor is being made for low cost smartphones in emerging markets.

Source: Computerworld | Image via Intel

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"selling like hotcakes in China"

hot buns. hot dumplings. yes. 'hotcakes in china'? puhleeze. just do your bluffings in america.

What about hotcakes in other parts of the world? how well are they selling in comparison to say hotcakes selling in the UK or in North America?

Enron said,
For some reason, Nokia stock is up almost 20% today. Was there some big news?

Yes. 4.4Million Lumias sold last quarter, 11Million Asha phones, and good performance from other divisions.

But they never made a store named IHOR (International House Of Rubbers).

And those stores would only be in really rainy places like Seattle or London (If you don't get this joke, I am much older than you)

Greetings from Beijing. Yes, this is correct. Apple are now seen as a brand for "laoren" (old folks). It's no longer cool. Nokia is the cool brand these days - as it was before. Samsung are doing well right now but that won't last as Samsung are seen as inferior to Nokia.

FYI: at this point in time, Beijing is swimming in new Nokia employees who have recently been posted to Beijing from Finland. By this time next year, Nokia will be a Chinese company.