|RIM to use Intel technology in future EDGE Blackberry devices|
Posted: 27-Sep-2005 [Source: Intel]
[RIM to utilize Intel XScale architecture and the Intel PXA9xx processor in future Blackberry handhelds set to run on EDGE networks.]
San Francisco -- Intel Corporation and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced an extensive technology collaboration in which RIM will use Intel communications technology in future BlackBerry devices. RIM is adopting the Intel XScale architecture and will utilize the Intel PXA9xx cellular processor, codenamed "Hermon", for its next-generation BlackBerry devices that will run on high-speed EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) networks. In addition, Intel and RIM will continue working together to drive new wireless technologies and handset features, while also working to support and expand the rich ecosystem of BlackBerry applications and services.
RIM has selected the Intel PXA9xx processor for its EDGE communications capabilities and its industry-leading application performance. EDGE is the advanced wireless data technology for GSM that enables users to connect to the Internet and send and receive data with broadband-like speed.
As part of an integrated communications platform, the Intel PXA9xx cellular processor includes the Intel XScale core for applications and the Intel Micro Signal Architecture (Intel MSA) core for digital signal processing and supports a variety of air interfaces. The Intel PXA9xx platform features Intel Flash memory. Intel XScale architecture provides users of data-enabled communications devices with the ability to enjoy a rich experience while running a variety of multimedia and Internet applications. Intel XScale architecture delivers advanced integration, leadership multimedia performance and superior power savings for full-featured wireless cell phones and handheld devices.
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