[maemo-developers] N800 hardware revision?

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Wed Apr 11 20:38:28 EEST 2007

I was surprised when Intel sold off its RISC/X-scale high end chipset 
business to Marvel(?) some months ago until I realized that Intel's 
product strategy was to  replace that product line with an X86 based 
rough equivalent. It helps that AMD drove Intel to work very hard on the 
problem of processor power consumption and now it appears that Intel's 
strategy with respect to X-scale replacement may pay off.  Of course 
this does not by any means sound the death knell for ARM instruction set 
processors, it just takes away a part of the ARM processor addressable 
market (i.e. the higher end of the market served by this class of 
device), assuming that Intel is successful with its strategy.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks


abos at hanno.de wrote:
> Michael Wiktowy schrieb:
>>> If not I think I'll wait for the G43 from Digital-Cube (
>>> http://www.gottabemobile.com/DigitalCubesG43SmallestUMPC.aspx).
>> It is pretty plump
>> http://www.engadget.com/photos/hands-on-with-digital-cubes-worlds-smallest-umpc-the-g43/185719/
>> and twice the price. Interesting specs though. I wonder what Linux
>> they would be installing. I personally think that using a desktop UI
>> that is built for a mouse on these things is a mistake.
> I have seen the G43 at CeBIT and took a photo of it right next to my
> N800. Here you can get the direct size comparison (scroll down a little
> for the photo):
> http://www.hanno.de/blog/2007/03/28/x86-umpcs-are-getting-sexier/
> Thanks to visiting the Digital Cube booth with a journalist, I was able
> to speak with one of their reps and could ask a few more in-depth
> questions. Unfortunately, he didn't know too much about his company's
> Linux plans for the device.
> What the tech press incl. Engadget fail to mention is that the G43 as
> shown in pictures these days is a prototype design. It is NOT final.
> They are still working on the case and it might look very different when
> it is released.
> I had the chance to play with it. It's fascinating and if x86 PCs
> continue to shrink like this, ARM-based devices such as the N800 will
> have a tough time ahead.
> Regards,
> Hanno
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