Intel and Nokia open first joint research lab
Source: Intel Processor vendor Intel and mobile phone vendor Nokia are opening their first joint research lab today, dubbed the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center. According to Intel's press release, more than 20 researchers and developers at the Center for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu will work closely with the Oulu Urban Living Labs and create new user interfaces aimed at providing a more compelling experience for mobile device users. A potential area of research could, for example, look into technologies that allow displaying a 3D hologram of the person a user is talking to on a mobile phone.
Intel and Nokia have already co-operated in the area of mobile devices for about a year. The new laboratory will be fully based on open source platforms such as MeeGo. MeeGo was created from the merging of the open source Maemo and Moblin operating systems last February.