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Nokia and Intel work on 3D mobiles

By August 24, 2010Newswires

Nokia and Intel work on 3D mobiles

Partners target 3D smartphones and tablets

By Matt Hamblen

Intel, Nokia and Finland’s University of Oulu announced today that they are developing a joint research centre to create software for 3D and virtual reality experiences for use on mobile devices.

The software will be developed by about 24 engineers in Oulu using the open-source MeeGo operating system, which was launched in February by Intel and Nokia. An early version of the MeeGo mobile phone OS went to developers in late June. The companies said in a conference call that they envisioned 3D and virtual reality software running on a broad range of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

The university has a reputation for its work on electronics, photonics and telecommunications. Oulu researchers also work with an open-source virtual reality platform known as realXtend, the officials said.

“3D and virtual worlds have the potential to revolutionise the [mobile] user experience,” said Mika Setala, Nokia’s director of strategic alliances and partnerships.

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