ST-Ericsson CEO Carlo Bozotti told Forbes at STMicroelectronicsâ€™ annual Analyst Day that ST-Ericsson will be one of two chip suppliers for Nokiaâ€™s upcoming Windows Phones and will be â€œan important supplierâ€ for Nokiaâ€™s Windows Phone 8 phones.
The first ST-Ericsson chipset that will appear in a Nokia Windows Phone is the U8500, a sophisticated dual-core system-on-a-chip that can also be found in the new Samsung Infuse 4G smartphone on AT&T and the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.
He went on to say that Nokia will be releasing 12 Windows Phones in 2012 which will run on future versions of the U8500. The phrasing suggests that the â€œWindows Phone 8â€ and the first Nokia handset will be released in 2011.
So far all Windows Phone 7 handsets have run on Qualcommâ€™s chipsets.
The U8500 chipset consists of ARM dual Cortexâ„¢- A9 processor and ARMÂ® Maliâ„¢ 400 GPU and NEONÂ®CPU and features:
- Full HD 1080p camcorder, multiple codecs supported
(H264 HP, VC-1, MPEG-4)
- High-resolution, touchscreen display support up to WXGA
- Simultaneous dual display support up to dual XGA
- High performance 3D graphics
- Dual camera support with Integrated ISP 20 Mpixel and 5 Mpixel
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM enabled platform
- Built-in USB 2.0, HDMI out
- Support for multiple operating systems
- Optional support for mobile TV standards