Intel and Nokia announced that they have created a joint laboratory at the University of Oulu aimed at creating new user interfaces and experiences. It's called the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center, and will employ about two-dozen R&D professionals.
Intel says the lab will initially conduct research for mobile user experiences that could leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices. They're looking for an experience that does for mobile what 3-D graphics have done for movies.
"The University of Oulu's focus on future telecommunications solutions as well as electronics and photonics made it the perfect location for the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center," says Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs.
"3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive," said Rich Green, SVP and chief technical officer at Nokia. "Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences."
Intel says the lab is well aligned with the MeeGo open source platform recently launched by Intel and Nokia.