Smartphones to support new (and less expensive) TI proc

So even if I can’t be in Barcelona for 3GSM, I have resolved to read the PR feeds.

From the Microsoft 3GSM Virtual Pressroom today Microsoft announced that there will soon be Windows Mobile-Based Smartphones running on low-cost processors. In this case, it’s TI’s OMAPV1030 EDGE chipset: from the PR…

“These phones will be based on a lower-cost, high-performance chipset architecture for Windows Mobile device-makers, previously only available for feature phones. Until now, many smartphones running on a high-level operating system such as Microsoft® Windows Mobile necessitated a more expensive dual-core chipset to power the rich user interface, data networking and additional personal and business applications.”

Even better: “Availability of these handsets is expected within 12 months.”

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