Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is reportedly getting ready to deliver to the market a handset powered by a Qualcomm chip, some of the latest rumors on the Internet suggest, and it seems that this device will make it to the market on the airwaves of AT&T. This mobile phone is one of the handsets that Nokia plans on delivering to the US market, so as to strengthen its position in the area, the rumors suggest.
Nokia and Qualcomm had been fighting over some patent royalties for a long time, and they announced a while back that they reached an agreement on the matter. Soon after, the duo also announced that they would partner on delivering to the market a series of Nokia handsets
that would include both 3G connectivity options and Qualcomm chipsets.
According to a recent article
on VentureBeat, Nokia
and Qualcomm are now getting ready to deliver the first such mobile phone powered by Symbian to the market, and AT&T will be the carrier to have the phone on its airwaves. It seems that the final details on the handset's availability are being negotiated at the moment, yet no release date for the device is yet available.
According to moconews, the handset
might not arrive on the market before mid 2010, especially since now Nokia is focused on delivering its new Nokia N900 Internet Tablet to the shelves (the handset has been delayed from an October towards a mid-November release). The Qualcomm-based Nokia phones that should arrive to the US are expected to help Nokia expand its market share in the area from the 5 percent it accounts for at the moment.
Nokia owns a global market share of around 38 percent at the moment, and its performance in the US is well below that figure. The company has been said
to enjoy a good position on the enterprise mobility area recently, yet the United States market represents a weak point for it in this segment too. In case the rumors on this Qualcomm-powered Nokia mobile phone pan out, details should emerge in less than six months from now, considering that mid 2010 will be the launch time frame for the device.