Nokia CEO hints at Snapdragon-based handset

Having confessed that the company must move faster to keep up with other handset vendors, Nokia's CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, has confirmed that Qualcomm is definitely a potential partner for the future. While Nokia and Qualcomm have an extensive track record of past legal wrangles, the two firms have recently become much closer with Kallasvuo not denying that the Finnish company could use the super-fast Snapdragon processor in a Nokia smartphone later this year.

However, this reticence by Kallasvuo to announce it intentions to use the Qualcomm chip has been shredded by the Californian company during an interview with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said that Nokia was already developing a handset based upon the Snapdragon chip that would use some form of Symbian OS. The Snapdragon processor is already being shipped within the Nexus One Google phone and several netbook devices.

Without responding to Jacobs' comments, Kallasvuo said that 2010 would be an extremely important year, "when I believe we will be able to take to the marketplace some of the services concepts and content delivery mechanisms that we have invested in during 2008 and 2009."

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