Intel and Orange have announced a new partnership to deliver multimedia services on a range of devices based on the chip giant's Atom processor and MeeGo software platform.
The companies intend to create a common framework for development, and a common user experience across mobile devices.
The move is also designed to boost the take up of Orange multimedia services, such as its mapping and television applications.
Yves Maitre, senior vice president for devices at Orange, explained that 75 per cent of the firm's customer base has yet to embrace the mobile internet.
"With the increasing number of phones and operating systems for customers to choose from, it is our role to make sure that our customers' journeys into this richer mobile multimedia environment are simple and easy.
"Our collaboration with Intel on the MeeGo software platform will not only ensure a broader choice in terms of screens and devices, but ensure that customers continue to benefit from a consistent user experience delivered through Orange Signature services, including a customised home screen they trust and recognise, the highest quality network, and secure and simplified billing."
Doug Fisher, general manager for Intel's systems software division, added: " Combined with the MeeGo software platform, these PC-like devices will deliver a wealth of internet, computing and communications experiences with rich graphics, multitasking, multimedia capabilities and the best applications performance."
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