BARCELONA - Top global mobile phone maker Nokia said on Tuesday it would work with Qualcomm Inc to develop mobile phones.

Nokia said the phones would use Qualcomm chipsets and S60 software, the most widely-used smartphone software.

The first Mobile devices based on this collaboration are expected to launch in mid-2010 and be compatible with the forthcoming Symbian foundation platform, Nokia said in a statement.

Nokia said the phones would initially be for the North American market and work on third-generation networks. The companies did not say when phones for other markets might be developed.

(Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom; Editing by Hans Peters)