ST-Ericsson & Nokia to deliver dual-core Windows Phones

Qualcomm’s reign on Windows Phone chipsets is soon to end, as ST-Ericsson have teamed up with Nokia to deliver new Windows Phones with their NovaThor platform on the inside. ST-Ericsson claim that their technology would help bring WP devices to new markets and price points.

As The Verge points out, the NovaThor line-up currently consist only of dual-core chipsets, which don’t exactly fit with the statement that they will be bringing it to new price points. The ST-Ericsson chips will no doubt have to go head-to-head with Qualcomm’s own Snapdragon series three chips that have already presented themselves in several Android devices, such as the HTC Sensation.

In case you’re wondering when you might be seeing dual-core Windows Phones, it’s still somewhat far down the track as rumors would have it. You’ll probably have to wait until Windows Phone “Apollo”, currently is slated for a 2012 release, which will support dual-cores with Windows Phone chassis 3. At this stage it looks like ST-Ericsson will be only delivering their chipsets to Nokia, so bad luck if you’re after one in your next HTC or Samsung device.

Oh, and for those people wondering, ST-Ericsson is a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson; they are not the same company as phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson.

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nitins60 said,
Simply, Nokia is aiming for longer success, indeed it will be

If Nokia wanted long term success, it should have gone for a multi-platform strategy to spread the risk.

XMac said,
I'd say wait. The Omnia is still a good device.

Aye.

just wish I could expand the 8 GB of memory with a micro SD card or something..got some lying around.

WP7 said,
I have omnia7...do I get lumia 800 or wait?

Yeah, I know what you mean. I think I'm going to try to make it to Tango, but I don't know if that's going to happen or not. lol

Philip James Fry said,

Got the exact dilemma as you.

I wish I had the money to buy one outright - if they were £250 I'd do it!

WP7 said,
I have omnia7...do I get lumia 800 or wait?

From what i read the 800 wont support wifi tether Id consider the Radar or one of the new Samsung units personally

"Qualcomm's reign on Windows Phone chipsets is soon to end"

when? soon? how soon? very soon? soon, or soon soon? soon soon

when? talk about a bad job reporting

pocaracas said,
Didn't people claim that windows phone didn't require more than one core?

WP7 is more than fine with old single core processors but I think they are gonna equip these dual core chips to phones running Apollo

pocaracas said,
Didn't people claim that windows phone didn't require more than one core?

Yes many. Quite funny really.

The fact is, with the Mango update, WP has a semblance of multitasking, so it needs multiple cores to get the best performance. Those claiming otherwise are just trying to justify the low WP7 specs (low res, single core, low memory). While WP7 does less than Android in terms of multitasking, it can still benefit from multicore hardware.

The real question is, why would someone buy a single core, low res phone today, when the next gen will remove those limitations.

Joey S said,

The real question is, why would someone buy a single core, low res phone today, when the next gen will remove those limitations.

Simply because it is way more faster than the latest dual core ones with twice the memory

pocaracas said,
Didn't people claim that windows phone didn't require more than one core?

There's a huge difference between a requirement and a "nice to have" feature.

Joey S said,

Yes many. Quite funny really.

The fact is, with the Mango update, WP has a semblance of multitasking, so it needs multiple cores to get the best performance. Those claiming otherwise are just trying to justify the low WP7 specs (low res, single core, low memory). While WP7 does less than Android in terms of multitasking, it can still benefit from multicore hardware.

The real question is, why would someone buy a single core, low res phone today, when the next gen will remove those limitations.

The real question is, why would someone buy a dual core Android smartphone (Froyo) or Tablet (Honeycomb) when both doesn't support dual core cpu .

Joey S said,
...

Dude, even with 6 background running apps, my Optimus 7 performed the same, when I did some tests a week ago. Fast and smooth.

Muhammad Farrukh said,

WP7 is more than fine with old single core processors but I think they are gonna equip these dual core chips to phones running Apollo

Fine or not WP7 does not support dual-core processors therefore there are no choice until Wp8........

Joey S said,

Yes many. Quite funny really.

The fact is, with the Mango update, WP has a semblance of multitasking, so it needs multiple cores to get the best performance. Those claiming otherwise are just trying to justify the low WP7 specs (low res, single core, low memory). While WP7 does less than Android in terms of multitasking, it can still benefit from multicore hardware.

The real question is, why would someone buy a single core, low res phone today, when the next gen will remove those limitations.


Troll much? You are not welcome here. Go away.

RealFduch said,

Troll much? You are not welcome here. Go away.

Mind to speak for yourself?
it is so fun when worshippers try to label whoever disagree with them as troll: it reminds me of my youth and the Pravda's articles...... so much '70s
Btw Pravda means truth in Russian..............

bj55555 said,
As soon as Ericsson separates from Sony, they sign a deal with Nokia. Coincidence?

I thought Sony had purchased the remaining 50% share in Ericsson? So they own them?

I must've been wrong

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