XScale-powered Pocket PCs

XScale-powered Pocket PCs

Summary: Intel's 400MHz XScale processor promises to give Pocket PC handhelds more speed and better power management. Check out the first wave of products here.

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Intel’s ARM-based XScale PXA250 processor has been eagerly awaited by users of Pocket PC handhelds, as this new 400MHz chip promises both better performance and enhanced power management -- although precious little software has been optimised for the XScale yet.

Toshiba, HP/Compaq, Fujitsu Siemens and Asus have been quick off the mark with product releases: keep checking back to see how the XScale-based Pocket PC market shapes up.

ZDNet comment: Arm wrestling with Microsoft tests Intel's muscle

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