Intel boss Paul Otellini says regrets ever having gone into partnership with Nokia on the ill-fated MeeGo project, but promised the work they did together on the project won't go to waste.
In fact, Intel promised we'll be seeing smartphones running Intel processors early next year – although that's pretty much what he said this time last year.
Intel largely went quiet after Nokia pulled out of the MeeGo partnership to get behind Windows Phone 7 instead. But several new hardware partners have expressed an interest in picking up the slack recently, and Otellini says things are very much back on track.
“You'll see the first Intel-based phones in the first part of next year,” he promised an Intel's annual investor meeting yesterday, revealing that a number of “major players” would be involved.
Otellini says its partnership with Nokia was the reason behind all the delays. “In hindsight, Nokia was the wrong partner to have picked.”