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Mike Temporale
02-13-2006, 03:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/feb06/02-12TIDrivePR.mspx' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/feb06/02-12TIDrivePR.mspx</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Today Microsoft Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that Amoi Electronics, HTC Corp. and Sagem Communication are developing new Windows Mobileģ-based Smartphones leveraging TIís OMAPV1030 EDGE chipset. These phones will be based on a lower-cost, high-performance chipset architecture for Windows Mobile device-makers, previously only available for feature phones. ...Compared to previous multicore architectures, this single-core solution offers significant cost savings on the total bill of materials. This has been achieved through higher levels of integration, more aggressive process technology and better system partitioning. Microsoft leveraged TIís OMAPV1030 chipset with its own Windows Mobile software to enable smart device capabilities at feature phone costs, thereby spurring smartphone market growth."</i><br /><br />Anything that will help reduce the overall cost of today's Smartphones is a plus in my books. You can learn more about this chip at <a href="http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbuproductcontent.tsp?templateId=6123&amp;navigationId=12611&amp;path=templatedata/cm/product/data/omapv1030">TI's OMAP website.</a> It supports GSM, EDGE, Bluetooth, WiFi, 2MegaPixel Camera, and Sub-LCD. The only thing it appears to be lacking is support for USB2. :(

Kris Kumar
02-13-2006, 04:26 AM
I am surprised that Intel hasn't been able to get inside the newer Windows Mobile Smartphones. :? Given their close ties with Microsoft and the size of the mobile market, it is really surprising that we haven't heard about press releases from Intel.