Nokia, Intel say MeeGo software off to good start

OULU, Finland, Aug 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Top mobile phone maker
Nokia (NOK1V.HE: ) and chip maker Intel (INTC.O: ) said on Tuesday
their software joint venture had got off to a solid start.

“Take-up is really positive,” Mika Setala, director of
industry alliances at Nokia, told journalists.

“The MeeGo community is active, vibrant,” said Martin
Curley, head of Intel Labs Europe.

In February the two firms unveiled plan to create MeeGo,
merging Nokia’s Linux Maemo software platform with Intel’s
Moblin, which is also based on Linux open-source software.

Nokia hopes MeeGo will help it in the battle against Apple’s
(AAPL.O: ) iPhone and Google’s (GOOG.O: ) Android at the top end of
the cellphone market.
Last year Nokia and Intel unveiled a wide cooperation
agreement, also mentioning plans to create joint hardware.

“We are still exploring possibilities for joint hardware,
but there is nothing to announce,” said Nokia’s Setala.
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Erica Billingham)

Nokia, Intel say MeeGo software off to good start