September 2003

XBox in a phone performance?
According to various published sourcs, at its Developers Forum, Intel spoke of the next generation XScale processors, codenamed "Bulverde," that will include MMX multimedia instructions and thus enable much better mutlimedia and gaming performance. Inel also plans on including other Pentium-style innovations such as SpeedStep Technology to lower power consumption. Digital camera and video encoding are enabled which will mean quicker compression and higher frame rates. Whether or not all this will result in "XBox performance in a smartphone" remains to be seen. We'd be happy with some significant improvements in Pocket PC. -- Posted Saturday, September 20, 2003 by chb