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Intel plans chip for iPhone competitors

Looking to grow as a chip provider for portable devices, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said his company is readying a low-power chip designed for portable multiple-application devices that will compete with Apple’s iPhone. “Virtually every computer and handset manufacturer is struggling to figure out how they’re going to compete with Apple’s iPhone,” Otellini told analysts and investors at Morgan Stanley’s Technology Conference. “If we get the power and performance [of the Intel chip] right, it’s going to be a killer combination.” Otellini said the chip will be available later this year. Intel is the sole supplier of processors for Apple’s Mac computer lineup. There has been varying reports on who the supplier is for the iPhone processor, with most believing it to be Samsung or Marvell.

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Googlephone!

Posted by JoshSpazJosh on March 6, 2007 at 8:26 AM (PDT)

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“Virtually every computer and handset manufacturer is struggling to figure out how they’re going to compete with Apple’s iPhone,” Otellini told analysts and investors

Good thing nobody’s worried about the iPhone….....

Posted by lvidal91 on March 6, 2007 at 10:12 AM (PDT)

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However it is back to the reason that the iPod is by far the most popular mp3 player…  It isn’t the chip…  Its the INTERFACE!!!

Posted by Ed on March 6, 2007 at 10:29 AM (PDT)

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Oh no, he told the analysts!

Posted by Bad Beaver on March 6, 2007 at 10:32 AM (PDT)

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“Looking to grow as a chip provider for portable devices…”

Then why did they sell off their XScale division (the chips in many Pocket PC devices) to Marvell?

Posted by dodo on March 6, 2007 at 11:03 AM (PDT)

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Dodo beat me to it.  I was going to quote the exact part of the article.

My only thought is that Intel wants to put all of their eggs in an x86 basket.  Which WOULD help explain why they shed the XScale division (which is ARM based).

Personally, I don’t think that x86 is particularly well suited for mobile applications, but, then again, I’m not a chip designer…

Posted by GregVR on March 8, 2007 at 5:10 AM (PDT)

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1. ...designed for portable multiple-application devices that will compete with Apple’s iPhone.

2.  “Virtually every computer and handset manufacturer is struggling to figure out how they’re going to compete with Apple’s iPhone,”

3. ” ...it’s going to be a killer combination.”

4. Intel is the sole supplier of processors for Apple’s Mac computer lineup.

ERGO: we don’t ned a rocket scientist or a doctor to read between his lines grin

Otellini is NOT saying that this chip isn’t the iPhone chip!
Obviously, expect iPhone with this intel inside. Like Otellini says: “If ......, it’s going to be a killer combination.”
Yes, I think we know, Indulge us grin

Posted by CarlSnow on March 9, 2007 at 1:34 AM (PDT)

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