Computing giant Intel and Nokia have unveiled plans to collaborate, raising the possibility that a potentially game-changing new mobile phone could result.
According to an official statement, the move will see the world's largest chip manufacturer and the leading mobile phone company unite to produce a range of new mobile devices.
Neither company has yet confirmed exactly what kind of products are planned beyond the fact that they will include a range of open source mobile Linux software projects.
However, it is widely thought that a host of powerful smartphones are likely to result from the collaboration.
Anand Chandrasekher, Intel's senior vice president of its ultra-mobility group, said: "This collaboration will drive exciting new revenue opportunities for both companies and shape the next era of mobile computing.”
"With the convergence of the internet and mobility as the team's only barrier, I can only imagine the innovation that will come out of our unique relationship with Nokia. The possibilities are endless."
Nokia’s current flagship handset mobile phone is the multi-functional N97, which can pre-ordered now from Top 10 Mobile Phones.