Intel has shown off a concept mobile device based on a new processor called Moorestown which is due to go into production in around 2009.
From the picture, it looks very much like a narrow iPhone, and in reality could be rather impractical (think of the possibility of breaking the screen or it getting snapped). However, it’s just a concept, with the real star being the processor that drives it.
AnandTech reckons that Apple would love to get their hands on the 45nm processor which integrates a memory controller, video encode/decode engine and graphics onto a single chip.
Apple might also want to use Intel chips so that it has a unified family of processors across its entire range of computers and gadgets. Just don’t expect to see it this decade (it’ll probably still be on O2 though…)
Of course, it also paves the way for many other more powerful devices to be developed.
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