We haven't even reached the launch of Windows Phone 7.5, but information is already coming out about Windows Phone 8. Information is now being reported that Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson chipset U8500, a dual-core SoC that can also be found in the Samsung Infuse 4G and the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, in its Windows Phone 8 devices.
The information comes from Forbes who states that this chipset will be used for Nokia's Windows Phone 8 devices. Forbes reports:
Even after the Microsoft deal ST-Ericsson continues to have “very close relations” with Nokia, said Bozotti, and will be “an important supplier” for Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 phones. (The first/current wave of Windows Phone devices is called Windows Phone 7 but the next generation of Windows Phones will be known as Windows Phone 8.)
Other information that surfaced is that Nokia will be producing 12 Windows Phone devices in 2012. Twelve new phones for the Windows Phone platform will help to propel the device deeper into the consumer marketplace. Nokia is known for its durable and reliable devices, pair that with Windows Phone OS and the combination of the two makes it an exciting time to be a consumer.
While Microsoft is about to unleash WP7.5 (Mango) upon consumers, we already have a small glimpse at what is ahead for the platform. Another takeaway from this is that if Windows Phone 8 will be using this chipset, we can expect the next major update to Windows Phone to happen during 2012 or earlier.