Intel seeks new MeeGo partner

CEO Paul Otellini says chip giant will seek a new partner to develop the MeeGo OS, following Nokia's decision to adopt Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones.

Intel chief executive Paul Otellini has said the company is looking for a new partner to help develop the MeeGo OS, following Nokia's switch to Windows Phone 7.

Nokia has not abandoned MeeGo, but its decision to focus on Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones has left question marks over the OS's future. Intel is not throwing in the towel, however, having recently demonstrated the OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. "We will find another partner," Otellini told news wire Reuters in an interview. "The carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem, and that's the thing that drives our motivation.

"Some closed models will certainly survive, because you can optimize the experience, but in general, if you harness the ability of all the engineers in the world and the developers in the world, open wins," Otellini added.

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