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Device sales to double; Intel chip to boost handhelds

As sales of personal digital assistants continue to rise, Intel unveils a new design it hopes will win favor with dominant handheld maker Palm.

 

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As sales of personal digital assistants and other wireless devices continue to rise, Intel unveils a new chip design it hopes will win favor with dominant handheld maker Palm.

 


Handheld sales set to double this year
The skyrocketing sales of handheld computers, which were once attractive only to geeky, affluent males, reflect the expanding market for information appliances, according to a new report.

XScale allowing Intel to StrongArm into Palm handhelds
The chip giant's revamped StrongArm architecture should offer a significant boost to future generations of Palm devices, analysts say.

Intel unveils new chip design for handhelds, cell phones
The company announces the successor to its StrongArm chip. Dubbed XScale, the design will power future generations of handheld computers, mobile phones and the backbone of the wireless network.