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Intel, Orange Collaborate on MeeGo* Platform to Deliver a New Mobile Multimedia Experience on Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor Based Devices

March 3, 2010

SWINDON, England and PARIS, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Intel and
Orange today announced a strategic agreement to deliver Orange multimedia
services across a number of devices based on the Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor
and MeeGo software platform. MeeGo, a result of a merger of the Linux-based
Moblin(TM) and Maemo software projects unveiled at Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona, enables an open software environment for rapid development of a
range of smart, PC-like devices and exciting new services.

Establishing a common software framework across multiple devices, ranging
from smartphones and tablets to netbooks, Intel and Orange will simplify
access to an increasingly mobile and personalized internet and drive uptake
of new and existing applications and services. MeeGo builds on the
capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device
types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in
the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework
for software developers.

Intel and Orange will work to increase the availability of Orange
Signature Services, such as Orange TV and Orange Maps, which will be
supported by the MeeGo environment. Intel and Orange will also work to
harness the potential of a converging computing and communication’s platform
enabling customers to enjoy services across multiple devices and screens.

“Seventy-five percent of our customer base has yet to embrace the mobile
internet. With the increasing number of phones and operating systems for
customers to choose from, it is our role to make sure our customer’s journey
into this richer mobile multimedia environment is simple and easy,” said Yves
Maitre
, SVP Devices, Orange Group. “Our collaboration with Intel on the MeeGo
software platform will not only ensure a broader choice in terms of screens
and devices, but that customers continue to benefit from a consistent user
experience delivered through Orange Signature services, including a
customized home-screen they trust and recognize, the highest quality network
and secure and simplified billing.”

“The Intel Atom processor has been a terrific success in the marketplace
so far,” said Doug Fisher, vice president, Software and Services Group and
general manager, Systems Software Division, Intel Corporation. “Combined with
the MeeGo software platform, these PC-like devices will deliver a wealth of
Internet, computing and communications experiences with rich graphics,
multitasking and multimedia capabilities and the best applications
performance. Orange and Intel share a similar vision around digital devices
and consumer experiences and our joint work will connect people to the
content that matters most, wherever they may be.”

About Intel

Intel [NASDAQ: INTC], the world leader in silicon innovation, develops
technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work
and live. Additional information about Intel is available at
http://www.intel.com/pressroom and http://blogs.intel.com.

Intel, the Intel logo and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation
in the United States and other countries.

* MeeGo is a trademark of The Linux Foundation Corporation.

Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

About Orange

For more information (on the internet and on your mobile):
http://www.orange.com, http://www.orange-business.com,
http://www.orange-innovation.tv

SOURCE Orange


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