October 30, 2003

Linux-based Motorola phone to use Intel chip

Motorola's upcoming Linux-based cell phone will be its first phone to use a processor from chipmaking rival Intel.

The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company announced the A760 handset in late August and is expected to begin selling it in China on Friday. The A760 is a
high-end smart phone that combines personal information management software, a video player, a music player and an instant-messaging tool. It will go
on sale in Europe and the United States later.

The phone will use two chips. Motorola develops and manufactures its own line of processors for portable devices, such as handhelds and cell phones,
and its i250 chip will be used in the A760. The phone will also use Intel's PXA262 processor, according to Intel and Motorola representatives.

Link: news.com


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