ARM or Intel; which company will power the mobile Internet?
Peter Clarke, EE Times(09/14/2007 2:30 PM EDT) LONDON
— Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has been running a project for 18 months with select partners to try and define a product category to sit in the gap between the smart phone and the portable computer.
"We started the Connected Mobile Computing Project 18 months ago and the more we talked the more companies wanted to get involved," said Ian Drew segment marketing vice president for ARM (Cambridge, England). Drew declined to name the individual companies that are involved in the project.
But as yet it is not clear exactly what sort of devices the project is going foster. "We're talking about what comes after the Nokia N95. We're talking about screen sizes in the 5- to 6-inch space," said Drew. The Nokia N95's screen measures 2.6-inch diagonally. Most of importantly Drew reckons it will be about making the Internet available while users are moving about.
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