Intel Corporation and Nokia have just announced a long-term relationship with the plans to develop a completely new mobile computing device and push the platform beyond what is currently on offer.

According to the announcement the new agreement will see the two companies join forces in attempts to develop a ‘new class of Intel Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous internet connectivity’.

The new partnership is set to push both companies to define a new mobile platform beyond today’s smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative hardware, software and mobile internet services.

Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Ultra Mobility Group, commented on the new agreement.

“This Intel and Nokia collaboration unites and focuses many of the brightest computing and communications minds in the world, and will ultimately deliver open and standards-based technologies, which history shows drive rapid innovation, adoption and consumer choice,” he said

“With the convergence of the Internet and mobility as the team’s only barrier, I can only imagine the innovation that will come out of our unique relationship with Nokia. The possibilities are endless.”

Kai Öistämö, executive vice president, Devices, Nokia, was also confident about extending the company’s relationship with Intel.

“Today’s announcement represents a significant commitment to work together on the future of mobile computing, and we plan to turn our joint research into action,” he said.

“We will explore new ideas in designs, materials and displays that will go far beyond devices and services on the market today.  This collaboration will be compelling not only for our companies, but also for our industries, our partners and, of course, for consumers.”