Nokia building Windows Phones with dual-core ST-Ericsson chips

By Tom Warren, on 20th May 11 9:05 am with 9 Comments

Nokia's concept Windows Phones

Nokia is currently building new Windows Phones that feature dual-core ST-Ericsson chips.

The Finnish company is expected to debut its Windows Phone offerings later in the year with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” software. Forbes reports that some future devices will be powered by silicon from ST-Ericsson. Carlo Bozotti, the Chief Executive of European semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics, revealed the news in an interview with Forbes. Bozotti also claims that Nokia is planning 12 Windows Phones for 2012.

The first ST-Ericsson chipset inside a Nokia Windows Phone will be the U8500. The silicon is a dual-core system-on-a-chip which is also available inside the Samsung Infuse 4G and Sidekick 4G. Forbes labels the devices as “Windows Phone 8″ which is expected alongside Microsoft’s Windows 8 desktop operating system. The information backs up rumors that Microsoft may unveil a full chassis 2 hardware specification for its next generation Windows Phones. Nokia has allegedly been working closely with Microsoft on the new chassis specification to ensure they are able to create cheaper Windows Phone devices for the mass market.

Nokia’s Windows Phone devices are currently labelled with “W” (for Windows). The first handset is expected to be a variant of Nokia’s X7 device. The prototype is equipped with a WVGA display, Qualcomm QSD8250 chipset and 8MP camera. Nokia is also rumored to be launching a dual-core N8 variant with a 12MP camera, QWERTY touchscreen candy bar phone and a cheaper touchscreen device with less expensive body materials.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t like Nokia’s hardware. A Samsing Galaxy S II equipped with WP7 would be a double bingo.

    • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

      Nokias Windows Phone hardware will be different. However its going to be well interesting….. HTC and NOKIA and SAMSUNG will push each other HARD !!!!  we are going to see some awesome hardware coming out after MANGO release…..   

    • http://twitter.com/s_a_r_k_i_s sarkis chamelian

       And here is the Nokia Leaks….. : http://wmpoweruser.com/st-ericsson-spills-beans-on-nokias-windows-phone-8-roadmapdual-core-chips-and-12-devices-in-2012/

  • Grannyville7989

    I’m looking forward to my 2 year contract ending so I can get my hands on a Nokia handset. I’ve been quite unhappy with the way Samsung have handed their Windows Phone devices. 

  • Bnlf

    cant wait for nokia phones =)

  • Bnlf

    cant wait for nokia phones =)

  • Anonymous

    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    Are you ready for Windows take over?

    I can’t wait for this, I really can’t.

    Nokia+Windows Phone+ Mango= Oh my god….. :)

  • Anonymous

    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    Are you ready for Windows take over?

    I can’t wait for this, I really can’t.

    Nokia+Windows Phone+ Mango= Oh my god….. :)

  • Fray Contreras

    This will be seriiouus!!!