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Microsoft, LG-Nortel sign MOU to develop, market WinCE IP phones

Microsoft Corp. and LG-Nortel, a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel, have signed a Memorandum of Understand...


May 26, 2006  


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Microsoft Corp. and LG-Nortel, a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for broad range collaboration in Voice over IP (VoIP) including WinCE-based IP terminals and the new WinCE 6 videophone.

WinCE 6, code-named “Yamazaki”, is Microsoft’s new integrated embedded development environment for the next generation of smart devices.

Under terms of the MoU, the scope of the strategic alliance will include joint R&D, cooperative marketing to customers and channels worldwide and a licensing agreement for WinCE 6.

Terminals based on Microsoft’s new WinCE 6 platform provide more multimedia processing and will serve as a platform for application-oriented enterprise and residential products based on innovative embedded devices.

Microsoft and LG-Nortel expect to conclude a definitive agreement within the next few months. At that time, new WinCE 6-based IP phone designs and features will be announced.