Nokia and Intel partnership heats up netbook talk

It seems those rumours about Nokia moving into the netbook market could well be true, with news that the mobile giant has signed a deal with chipmaker

Bloomberg is reporting that Intel will be providing Nokia with processors for its "mobile devices" as it tries to crack the phone market currently dominated by the likes of Texas Instruments.

However, the Intel chips have been long thought to sap too much power from a phone to work well in them – it is its netbook-favourite Atom chip that has really taken off in recent years.

Intel has already hopped on board with LG to make a mobile internet device crossed between a phone and a computer, like a smartbook, and so maybe this is more what we'll see coming out from Nokia HQ in the coming months.

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