Well Intel is going for a new area of processing. The mobile/hand-held device arena. A crowded market to be sure. With ARM as the definite standard in architecture for phones it will be hard. There are a few companies who also have their own stand in this market: Apple with their own chip, Qualcomm with their Snapdragon, and Nvidia who has dabbled in this area. This new Processor series is a new smaller Atom. The Atom Z6xx series will be for smart phones and tablets. Though there being tough competition Intel has proven its worth before. These Atoms will cut down on power consumption which will allow it to be used in handhelds with out affecting the battery. These new CPUs will bring to the table these features:
- supports multitasking
- 1080p video
- 3D graphics
- 1.5 Ghz (phones)
- 1.9 Ghz (tablets)
With all this Intel might have a chance. The problem is trying to get developers to tweak their systems from ARM to Intel’s. Of course Intel might give an alternate choice as all those ARM compete with each other. The Atom was sported at the CES in a new phone by a company called Aava.
The Aava touch screen smart phone was freakn’ fast! it could even play Quake on it. fps (frames per second) was clocked at 30! this processor holds a punch! Coupled with this new company Aava this combo should make an impact. Scheduled for the third quarter of 2011 to be released. It has a micro sd card slot for memory expansion and charges via mini USB. I can’t wait to see this phone! This might end up being better than the iPhone which I adore. lol ;)
Well for those reading, signing out now from the Trash Can.