Nokia chooses ST-Ericsson for future dual-core Windows Phones

ST-Ericsson has announced that Nokia has chosen them as a chipset supplier for their Windows Phone line.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Nokia as a key partner for Windows smartphones, in line with our goal to be present in all segments and major operating systems,” said Gilles Delfassy, president and CEO of ST-Ericsson in a press release on Marketwatch.  “Our NovaThor platforms continue to gain traction as they enable customers to bring great smartphones to the market.”

The NovaThor platform (U9500, U8500 and U5500) are all dual-core chipsets, according to the MyNokiablog and the top 2 feature 1080p recording with 20MP stills, and the high end U9500 capable of dual WXGA (1280X768 – at the same time).

It is likely we will only see dual-core support coming with a new kernel in Windows Phone 8 towards the end of 2012, which according to rumours will also support HD displays and many other enhancements.

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