Microsoft Corp. and LG-Nortel, a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel, have signed a Memorandum of Understand...
June 26, 2006
Microsoft Corp. and LG-Nortel, a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in Voice over IP (VoIP), including WinCE-based IP terminals and the new WinCE 6 videophone.
WinCE 6 is Microsoft’s new integrated embedded development environment for the next generation of smart devices.
Under 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.
The MoU builds on the strength of an existing relationship between the two companies, marked by LG-Nortel’s development of a WinCE 5-based multimedia Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) phone, the LIP-6824CD, and the world’s first WinCE 6 videophone for global markets.
“This partnership provides a perfect fit for our strategy of developing innovative IP solutions for leading telcos looking to expand into IP Centrex services and such multimedia services as video calls, MMS/EMS and other value added services,” said Jae Ryung Lee, CEO, LG-Nortel.
Terminals based on Microsoft’s new WinCE 6 platform will serve as a platform for application-oriented enterprise and residential products based on 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.