Nokia Windows Phone coming 2011 says Russian Retailer; ST Ericsson U8500 on board.

| May 20, 2011 | 41 Replies

Forbes (via Engadget) are reporting that Nokia Windows Phones are coming withST-Ericsson U8500. If that rings a bell, that’s because we’ve been eyeing it up for a while. They’ve demoed this running MeeGo and Symbian before, most recently it caused some fuss after the MeeGo tablet turned out to be the reference design board.

If that rings an even bigger Bell, it’s because, well, wasn’t this story posted in February?

Well this time, STMicroelectronics chief seems to be confirming (not just from Reuters). Another thing mentioned is that joint venture, ST-Ericsson would be 1 of 2 chip suppliers for Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone. The other being Qualcomm most likely. Also of note is that they’ll also be ‘important suppliers’ for Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 phones. (Hold your horses, we haven’t got 7.5 yet :p)

Let’s wait and see how Windows Phone performs with Nokia class logistics and world wide distribution.

ST-Ericsson U8500: ARM Cortex A9, Dual Core 1.2GHz, Mali 400 notes:

  • Full HD 1080p camcorder, multiple codecs supported
    (H264 HP, VC-1, MPEG-4)
  • High-resolution, touchscreen display support up to XGA (1024*768)
  • Simultaneous dual display support
  • High performance 3D graphics, support for
    OpenVG 1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Dual camera support with Integrated ISP 18 Mpixel and 5 Mpixel
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS enabled platform
  • Built-in USB 2.0, HDMI out
  • Support for multiple operating systems, Symbian, Android
    and Linux-based platforms
  • Optional support for mobile TV standards


  • Highly efficient, low-power ARM dual Cortexâ„¢- A9 processor
  • Dual multimedia DSP for low-power, flexible media processing
  • High-bandwidth LP-DDR2 interface
  • ARM  Maliâ„¢ 400 GPU and NEON®CPU extensions
  • State-of-the-art HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Release 7 modem
  • Unique audio architecture with a wide range of audio codecs supported
  • Advanced power saving architecture enabling class-leading audio and video playback times

Whilst we’re on point of Nokia Windows Phone, you may have seen this already but they’re due before 2011 says Russian mobile retail chain.

“We expect the emergence of Nokia smartphone running Windows Mobile on our network at the end of 2011”

Nokia are apparently betting on the second largest independent retailers in Russia. For the remainder of the year, are working on increasing the number of Nokia shop-in-shops( a Nokia booth inside a store)


Category: Nokia, Windows Phone

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