Intel and Symbian have announced that the two companies will work together to accelerate software development for wireless devices based on the Intel PCA and the Symbian OS. Just check out how sweet these mobile phone devices look like here, here and here.
Intel, Symbian With Joint Effort
2001-08-24 Intel 7 Comments
Maybe it can I just don’t see it on pictures. Eugenia, please check it – your 2 last links are the same.
I do remember pictures of Panasonic (?) cellphone playing video – some Japanese web page about 3G technology.
Can someone drop more info about Intel’s phones – how much power consumption Itanium does, what sreen resolution etc?
>>Eugenia, please check it – your 2 last links are the same.
BTW, the Itanium logo I think it is a fake (not the rest of the image, just the logo). Itanium is not used on cell phones..
Itanium CPUs are bigger than Slot-2 Xeons, and the current versions use about 130W (that is, thousands of time more than an ARM). There’s no way any of them will be used anytime soon in any wireless device.
Yeah really. Cool looking devices. Really nice looking OS, judging by the screenshots in the second link. Very nice.
The phone on the last picture is actually a Nokia 9210, and It uses an ARM chip. The rest of the pictures are just sketches by Symbian, I don’t think there’s anything real there.
Anyway, from my experience of the EPOC OS, it is one hell of a thing, and a mobile phone based on it should be really nice. I certainly wouldn’t go for a M$ based phone, if it comes with the usual crashes and slugginesh. I hope Symbian wouldn’t end up like Be.
It can play video – it has the latest codecs by Real, including Real Player, and RealAudio if I remember rightly. AFAIK – It uses ARM processers, and any successors will probably use Intel Xscale (StrongARM 2), which also indicates Intel’s eagerness in the mobile arena.
And will run on a Itanium, doubling as portable heating device. 😉