The Schaumburg, Ill.-based companythe A760 handset in late August and is expected to begin selling it in China on Friday. The A760 is a high-end smart phone that combines a personal information management software application, a video player, a music player and an instant-messaging tool. It will go on sale in Europe and the United States later.
The phone will use two chips. Motorola develops and manufactures its own line of processors for portable devices, such as handhelds and cell phones, and its i250 chip will be used in the A760. The phone will also use, according to Intel and Motorola representatives.
, one to power communications capabilities and the other to handle computing functions, but more and more will turn to , reducing costs, space requirements and power consumption.
Motorola's i250 will handle the communications, and Intel's chip will handle computing.
A Motorola representative declined to comment for this story.
The move is a boost for Intel because it gets the company's chips into a device from a leading phone maker and into a market--China--that analysts say is poised for major growth in cell phone use. Motorola is the No. 2 market share leader in the cell phone market behind Nokia.
The PXA262 processor essentially packages an XScale PXA250 processor with Intel StrataFlash memory. Stacking memory and processor reduces the number of parts in a device and gives manufacturers the option to shrink a product or add other features without making it bigger.
The A760 will use an Intel PXA262 chip running at 200MHz with 256MB of memory. The A760 is a dual-mode GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) phone.
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The company has said thebut that many programs for the phones will run in the higher-level Java software environment. The A760 uses a .