The New York Times today digs into the high stakes world of chips, and I'm not talking Las Vegas when it comes to SmartPhones.
San Diego's Qualcomm has been at the front of this line for years, and their tie up with Motorola, INQ and others shows that. Now Intel and Nokia are playing the same kind of game, starting with MeeGo. For anyone who thinks that's their only dance together, I'd bet some chips at the Vegas sports book that you'll see more from the two...as a matte of fact, a Nokia/Intel merger would be very disruptive to the entire mobile and technology world. In Intel you get vision and development. With Nokia comes design and distribution. Together then can sort out marketing, product management and more as both have the structures in place for that, and both have strengths and weaknesses that compliment each other.
While some may call that a gamble, what isn't in the world where Google and Microsoft can both enter any market, and where Apple already has shown many sectors how to do it right.