This morning at Nokia World 2011, two flavors of Nokia’s Lumia line were released, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, and Qualcomm now reports that yes, indeed, they are being powered by no less than their very own Snapdragon processors. This is the first time Nokia has entered into the Windows Phone world as well as the first time Nokia has worked with Qualcomm to combine both of their well-loved architectures. With all the coverage on the smartphones themselves this morning, one must see the energy here, in the motor, and what better way to usher in a single new collaboration than with a second!
Another point to make here is that Qualcomm has currently cornered the Windows Phone market with their processors. That’s right, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors power 100 percent of Windows Phone devices on the market right now, and they don’t plan on stopping there! With the Windows Phone 7 marketplace on the rise, its in Qualcomm’s best interest to continue to hold on to the entirety of the platform.
Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Europe, is more than pleased with the situation of course. Salvatori notes that the process from start to finish only took six months, quite a feat for two manufacturers working to optimize eachothers products for one another for market release. “The completeness of the Snapdragon processor and deep integration between Snapdragon and Windows Phone 7 have enabled a unique smartphone experience in record development time for Nokia.” Sounds good and dandy!