Intel Shows Advanced Smartphone Concept

Intel Shows Advanced Smartphone Concept


By Brad Smith, [email protected] direct — “Combining a PDA with a mobile phone has been termed an “all-in-one” device that does everything. But Intel is showing off a concept device at the Intel Developers Forum in San Jose this week that does even more.

Intel President Paul Otellini referred to the company’s “Universal Communicator” prototype in his IDF speech earlier in the week and Chief Technology Officer Pat Gelsinger talked a lot more about it today in his forum speech.

The Universal Communicator is a smartphone that makes voice calls over either a traditional GSM/GPRS cellular network or using 802.11 WLAN technology. It also supports data over both air interfaces. Of course, it runs on Intel’s new XScale processor technology, code-named Bulverde, and has a Secure Digital slot and high-resolution “organic light emitting diode” screen developed by Kodak.”

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