Hot on the heels of the news that Qualcomm is developing chips for mobile phones which will be compatible with 4G networks in the future, Nokia has released the details of a new deal which will see it joining with German chip company Infineon to produce its own range of next-gen hardware.
The partnership will see the two companies sharing the development of future 4G technologies, with Nokia providing the modems whilst Infineon manufacturers components which allow for communication via radio frequencies.
According to Nokia, the deal will ensure that there is healthy competition in the future with its new technologies available to licence to other manufacturers for use in their own 4G mobile phones.
Nokia has also been keen to emphasise the open interface that their next generation platform will create. Some commentators have seen this as a dig aimed to polarise the image of the firm in contrast with Qualcomm, which has recently suffered at the hands of competition legislation.
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